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Stef W. Kight


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Recent articles by Stef:

U.S. reopening Canada and Mexico land borders for travelers fully vaccinated against COVID

Next month, the Biden administration will open up land borders to non-essential travelers who are fully vaccinated. → Read More

Panama warns of even bigger Haitian migrant surge to come

Foreign minister Erika Mouynes said as many as 60,000 migrants — mostly Haitians — are making their way north. → Read More

Texas adds no majority-Hispanic districts to congressional map

Texas is a rapidly growing, diversifying and politically changing state — but Republicans control the maps. → Read More

Mapped: Afghan refugees headed to 46 states

California is projected to receive the largest number of Afghans at 5,255. Next is Texas, at 4,481. → Read More

Biden to tap private sponsorships to help tackle refugee crisis

The new program would allow private organizations and communities to bring in and financially support refugees. → Read More

Afghanistan feeds U.S. immigration crisis

COVID-19, Central American woes, a Haiti earthquake and Trump fallout already were sending the Biden administration from one fire to the next. → Read More

Government can't reach 1 in 3 released migrant kids

The U.S. government has lost contact with thousands of migrant children released from its custody, according to data obtained by Axios through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Why it matters: Roughly one-in-three calls made to released migrant kids or their sponsors between January and May went unanswered, raising questions about the government's ability to protect minors after… → Read More

The Afghan refugee crisis is about to get much worse

The U.S. is preparing to take in around 50,000 Afghan refugees in the next year → Read More

Exclusive: Inside the White House scramble to protect Afghan allies

A year without visa interviews in Kabul on top of the Taliban's rapid advance has hampered the Biden administration. → Read More

Biden to meet with Democratic lawmakers on DACA

Democrats want to fold pathways to citizenship for Dreamers into the upcoming reconciliation package → Read More

50,000 migrants released into U.S. without court date

The numbers are a sign of just how overwhelmed some sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border continue to be. → Read More

Democrats consider adding $10 billion in border security to reconciliation package

The plan is focused on infrastructure at legal entry points. → Read More

DACA ruling jolts Dems' urgency to pass Dreamer bill

The fate of roughly 80,000 people who applied for but hadn't yet been approved for DACA rests with Congress — and the Senate parliamentarian → Read More

30% of immigrants in ICE custody have refused a coronavirus vaccine

There have been nearly 20,000 cases of coronavirus among ICE detainees and nine deaths. → Read More

Migration trends between the U.S. and Mexico have flipped upside down

Fewer people are going back to Mexico. → Read More

White House eyes ending migrant family expulsion by July 31

Title 42 hinges on COVID-19, making it harder to defend while the Biden administration touts climbing vaccination rates and slowing death and infection numbers. → Read More

Scoop: Illegal border crossings most in over decade — with four months to go

Nearly 900,000 migrants were stopped by Border Patrol from Oct. 1 to May 31. → Read More

Progressive group launches grassroots group to fight disinformation

They've recruited thousands of volunteers. → Read More

Biden might make it easier to swiftly deport migrant families

Resuming so-called expedited removals would shift the administration toward a more deterrence-based approach. → Read More

Distant migrants now targeting U.S.-Mexico border

Experts say it could be a sign of a more permanent shift in U.S. border migration. → Read More