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Elliot Spagat

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San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Elliot:

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

In one of the busiest corridors for illegal border crossings, Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans are released with ease to pursue asylum in the United States → Read More

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases. → Read More

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s pl… → Read More

Title 42: Federal judge rules COVID-19 asylum restrictions must continue on southern US border

A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border. → Read More

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

NEW ORLEANS — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing the president’s proposed immigration policies along the U.S. border with Mexico. […] → Read More

Migrants cross border amid legal uncertainty on asylum rule

As U.S. officials anxiously waited, many of the migrants crossing the border from Mexico on Friday were oblivious to a pending momentous court ruling on whether to maintain pandemic-related powers that deny a chance to seek asylum on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Major drug smuggling tunnel discovered linking US to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U. S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U. S. The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S. → Read More

Big cross-border tunnel is found linking Tijuana, San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel on Mexico's border, running the length of a football field on U.S. soil to a warehouse in an industrial area.The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and ventilation systems, electricity and reinforced walls, authorities said. → Read More

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say the Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use → Read More

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday. → Read More

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them

Title 42, named for a public health law and used to expel migrants on the grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. is due to expire May 23. → Read More