Washington, DC -- The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed the announcement that U.S. land border and ferry crossing points of entry would reopen to travelers who are fully vaccinated, in addition to all air travelers, next month. AILA continues to urge the White House to lift the “Title 42” order, a policy of the previous administration that has essentially cut off access to asylum for thousands of vulnerable migrants seeking to enter from Mexico, which this administration has indicated will remain in place.
A federal judge in Texas ordered the Department of Homeland Security this summer to stop approving applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era initiative offers certain young adults two years of protection from deportation and a right to work.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.