- 182 undocumented immigrants were detained in Arizona.
- Border Patrol Agent John R. Mondlin released the news.
- 124 were immigrant children.
A SURPRISING RAID. The border patrol is reported to have detained 182 immigrants without papers in Arizona. Although the news isn’t surprising given the large number of people who have tried to cross the border at that point, what drew attention was that almost half of the people detained were children.
Authorities reported that the raid is a clear example of the challenges they face and that their main mission is to protect the country’s borders. So far, it is not known if the people are being processed for immediate deportation. In a photograph shared by the official in charge, the immigrants appear with their faces covered.
ARE THE CONTROVERSIAL RAIDS BACK?
Agencia EFE reported that Border Patrol detained 182 undocumented migrants who had illegally crossed the Mexican border with Arizona. An official from the federal agency gave this statement Monday. It was in immigration agent who discussed the details of the encounter with the undocumented people.
According to the Agencia EFE, John R. Modlin, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol in the Tucson, Arizona Sector, indicated that officers from Three Points Station located this large group west of Sasabe. Showing a photograph of the undocumented people, he described what happened on social media where he received a wave of support.
Immigration detain 182 immigrants: Were there children in the group?
One of the most surprising things about the information released by John R. Modlin was that he admitted that there were 124 children in the group of 182 undocumented persons who were apprehended by authorities. The minors where traveling without any supervision and the parents were not in the group of people who were caught at the border.
“The Three Points station officers found 182 migrants west of Sasabe, Arizona. Out of the 182 migrants, 124 were unaccompanied children,” reads the tweet that John R. Modlin posted on social media, where he shared a photograph showing their efforts in detaining people who wanted to enter the United States. Filed Under: Migra detains 182 immigrants
Immigration stops 182 immigrants: A challenge?
On social media, Modlin reported that this is one of the many challenges he has to face as a border patrol officer. He added that it was for the common good of protecting the country’s borders. In the image that was shared, people were shown in four rows and with their faces were covered to protect their privacy.
”Tucson Sector Agents continue to overcome the many challenges they face with the mission of protecting our borders,” informed the officer in charge of the raid and who made the news about the arrest public this morning. So far no further information on the events that occurred has been released. Filed Under: Migra detains 182 immigrants
Immigration detains 182 immigrants: Is it on the rise?
According to the information provided by Agencia EFE, it was reported that in last fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30, agents from the United States Customs and Border Protection Office in the Tucson Sector intercepted more than 191,000 migrants. The news generated great surprise at the sheer number of people who want to enter the country.
This figure represented a 189% increase compared to the nearly 66,000 immigrants detained in the previous fiscal year, in which the presence of the pandemic notably reduced the migratory flow at the border, Agencia EFE reported. The increase in numbers greatly worries the US government which is constantly fighting to preserve safety at the border. Filed Under: Migra detains 182 immigrants
Immigration detains 182 immigrants: 557 dead immigrants are reported on the southern border of the United States
The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) reported that a mass was performed to honor the “thousands” who have died on the border over the years. The precise official figures for 2021 have not yet been released by the Border Patrol.
However, this Wednesday, Republican Senator Mike Crapo made the alarming announcement. About 557 immigrants have died “trying to cross our borders” which represents “a record”. This is in addition to 1.7 million who were detained, which is also the “highest” number ever recorded, he commented at an immigration hearing. Filed Under: Migra detains 182 immigrants
Immigration detains 182 immigrants: Alarming data
The data that Senator Crapo provided corresponds to projections for fiscal year 2021 and would be well above the 247 deceased immigrants that the Border Patrol reported during fiscal year 2020. In 2019 they registered 300 deaths and in 2018 they reported 281 deaths.
According to what Fernando García, director of the Border Network for Human Rights, told the EFE news agency, the outlook is bleak, since those 557 deaths this year are only those that Border Patrol agents managed to discover. Filed Under: Migra detains 182 immigrants
Waiting for immigration reform
Millions of immigrants are still waiting for immigration reform, as promised by President Biden in his electoral campaign.This is why García criticizes the lack of action on the part of the current administration and the US Congress. He also expects a change in the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) that former President Trump implemented, forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their case is resolved in the United States.
“Their lives mattered, and the responsibility for their deaths rests on the shoulders of the Biden administration and Congress due to the continuation of unjust policies like MPP and inaction to fix our broken and unjust immigration system,” Garcia said bluntly.
For García, the most important thing is to empathize with immigrants. “It is time for our elected officials to stop coming up with biased proposals that will never fully address the real needs on the ground and begin to show only a fraction of the bravery of the thousands of migrants who have lost their lives due to political cowardice,” the activist said.
While some push for the approval of a path to citizenship, the Supreme Court has left thousands of immigrants protected under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) without a Green Card. Monday the court rejected a ruling by the Federal Court of the Eighth Circuit in the Sánchez v. Mayorkas case, while ratifying its own ruling.In June, the Supreme Court had already determined that TPS beneficiaries, that is, young people who entered USA without authorization, could not apply for legal residency or a ‘green card’
Supreme Court leaves thousands of immigrants without Green Card
With this decision, they not only left thousands of immigrants without the opportunity for permanent residence, but also made the need for immigration reform more urgent, said Helena Olea, of the pro-immigrant coalition Alianza Americas. Tuesday, Olea gave an interview to Agencia EFE in which she asserted that this will have an, “important impact on people who entered without authorization, who benefit from TPS status and then, as a result of marriage to a resident or citizen, they seek to change their immigration status.”
“That is the great weakness of the TPS. It keeps people in a migratory limbo. They can work, they are guaranteed that they will not be deported as long as they do not commit crimes. But there is no path to permanent residence,” said Olea.
TPS beneficiaries in limbo
Indeed, although immigrants under TPS protection can legally live and work in the United States, they cannot opt to change their status. They’re not eligible for permanent residency or citizenship. In fact, if one day the US government decided to withdraw temporary protection from immigrants from any country, they would be completely unprotected.
“Conditions in their home countries don’t improve, they cannot return and, in recognition of this, successive administrations renew the country designations for TPS. But residency is not resolved. The only solution is a legislative reform,” said the activist.
Thousands of immigrants without Green Card
Olea also explained that the Supreme Court has been clear in determining that the temporary protected status is precisely that, a temporary protected status, and that it is not valid as a form of legal admission in the United States. “The distinction the Court makes between ‘admission’ and ‘status’ is interesting,” she said.
The activist pointed out that the solution to the problem would be quick approval of the immigration reform that President Biden has been promising. “This reminds us, once again, of the need for an immigration reform and puts on the table whether it is appropriate to seek a comprehensive reform or if rather some of these aspects could be resolved with partial reforms,” she commented.
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