Washington, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is building out a new streamlined process to allow U.S.-based individuals and organizations to more easily sponsor Ukrainian refugees and help bring them to safety under a new "humanitarian parole" program, Uniting for Ukraine. But AILA urges that more be done to help all refugees worldwide, particularly those from African, Caribbean, and Central American nations. The administration should redouble its efforts to correct what continues to be starkly disparate treatment of other populations who face dire circumstances and need humanitarian aid and protection.
State troopers ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott to inspect every commercial truck coming from Mexico earlier this month — which clogged international trade with Mexico — found zero drugs, weapons or any other type of contraband, according to data released by the Department of Public Safety to The Texas Tribune.