Biden administration to use processing centers in Latin America to handle migration

By: - April 27, 2023 3:10 pm
a migrant family at the Texas-Mexico border

A migrant family embraces each other moments after crossing the Rio Grande and into El Paso from Ciudad Juárez on Dec. 19, 2022. As it prepares for the end of Title 42, which allows U.S. immigration agents to quickly expel migrants without allowing them to request asylum, the Biden administration has announced new policies aimed at reducing illegal immigration. (Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration Thursday announced the use of processing centers in Colombia and Guatemala to create legal pathways for migrants, in preparation for the ending of a pandemic-era tool used to expel migrants that is expected to cease in May.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.