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One year on, is Biden living up to his refugee and asylum promises?

The New Humanitarian 24 Jan 2022
Many people don’t have adequate access to housing or medical care, and the ability to isolate for protection from COVID-19 is nearly non-existent, according to Hollie Webb, a supervising attorney at Al Otro Lado, an organisation that provides legal and humanitarian support to asylum seekers and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Biden’s immigration policies have left Haitians stranded in Mexico

Vox 20 Jan 2022
Other Haitians have been living in Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego, since as early as 2016 ... A December report by Refugees International that surveyed Haitian migrants in Tijuana found that they were targets for criminals, and had a hard time accessing basic services and finding stable work due to racism and a lack of legal status.
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Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Times Union 19 Jan 2022
The changing dynamic has to do with the reversal of the legal fortunes of abortion rights on both sides of the border and the expertise of Mexican activists in helping women overcome legal and social barriers ... Lira, part of the Tijuana advocacy collective called Feminist Accompaniment - Tijuana Safe Abortion Network.
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With Strict Texas Abortion Law, Mexican Advocates Now Helping Women In The US

CBS Sports 19 Jan 2022
The changing dynamic has to do with the reversal of the legal fortunes of abortion rights on both sides of the border and the expertise of Mexican activists in helping women overcome legal and social barriers.READ MORE ... Lira, part of the Tijuana advocacy collective called Feminist Accompaniment – Tijuana Safe Abortion Network.
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Reuniting Families Separated Under Trump Is Expensive. Should the U.S. Government Pay?

Time Magazine 06 Dec 2021
(CLINIC), a nonprofit that provides legal aid to immigrants ... Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit legal and humanitarian aid organization based in Southern California and Tijuana, says so far in 2021, it has paid nearly $38,500 in direct support while aiding the return of 31 parents.
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I flew from New York to San Diego through Mexico using an obscure border loophole ...

Business Insider 04 Dec 2021
Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Tijuana International Airport directly connects with the US through a private border crossing called Cross Border Xpress ... I put Cross Border Xpress to the test by flying from New York to Tijuana and immediately crossing back into the US.
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Activist for deported veterans allowed back to US after nearly 2-decade fight

Finger Lakes Times 12 Nov 2021
Now it is also the day that Robert Vivar — an activist who worked to support deported veterans after his own deportation to Tijuana — was allowed to come home ... And Shikman and Lee convinced the Board of Immigration Appeals to undo Vivar’s deportation order and restore his status as a legal permanent resident.
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Child allowed into US for urgent cancer treatment, a rare grant of humanitarian parole

The Keene Sentinel 23 Oct 2021
SAN DIEGO — When Carlitos, a 2-year-old boy from Guatemala, was finally allowed to enter the United States from Tijuana, it was in an ambulance ... Most parole requests, according to Webb, who works for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit that supports migrants in Tijuana, are either left pending indefinitely or denied with little explanation.
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Guatemalan child allowed into U.S. for urgent cancer treatment, a rare grant of parole

The Los Angeles Times 22 Oct 2021
When Carlitos, a 2-year-old boy from Guatemala, was finally allowed to enter the United States from Tijuana, it was in an ambulance ... Most parole requests, according to Webb, who works for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit that supports migrants in Tijuana, are either left pending indefinitely or denied with little explanation.
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Judge finds US border officials unlawfully turned asylum seekers away from ports of entry

Finger Lakes Times 03 Sep 2021
In an order late Thursday afternoon in a lawsuit filed by legal groups representing Al Otro Lado, an organization that supports migrants in Tijuana, and a class of unnamed asylum seekers, Judge Cynthia Bashant said that since 2016, Customs and Border Protection had violated its ...
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Court ordered return of Remain in Mexico worsens nightmare for asylum advocates

Killeen Daily Herald 29 Aug 2021
"It's already worse than I could have ever imagined, so I guess it's going to keep getting worse the more people they send here," said Erika Pinheiro, litigation and policy director for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit based in Tijuana that supports asylum seekers.
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Joint Letter to President Biden on Expulsion Flights to Southern Mexico and Forthcoming Changes to Asylum Processing

Reliefweb 19 Aug 2021
We urge your administration to immediately change course and reaffirm the U.S.’s commitment to protecting people fleeing persecution and allow families and adults their legal right to seek asylum in the U.S ... Casa del Migrante en Tijuana, A.C ... Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc ... Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.
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Friendship Park at the US-Mexico border turns 50

Hastings Tribune 18 Aug 2021
Friendship Park lies inside Border Field State Park, at the southwestern corner of the United States, between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego County ... Ramírez grew up in Tijuana ... Emma Sánchez, 46, lived 12 years in Tijuana after being deported from the United States ... from Tijuana in 2005.
photo: AP / Marco Ugarte
Central American migrants line up in front of water tanks at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
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Biden’s immigration policy isn’t Trump’s — but it’s still a disappointment

Vox 04 Aug 2021
Anytime you are imposing an expedited process, you run the risk that people’s due process rights will be infringed upon,” said Nicole Ramos, who works with asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, as part of the legal aid group Al Otro Lado’s Border Rights Project.

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