- No fresh spike in migrant crossings at US-Mexico border following the expiration of pandemic-era border restrictions.
- US authorities continue to encounter high levels of noncitizens at the border, with recent daily numbers standing at an all-time high of 10,000.
- Legal challenges, including a federal judge in Florida blocking migrants from being released from Border Patrol custody without court notices, threaten to complicate administration's plans.
- Biden administration has finalized a major shift in asylum policy, making it easier for US agents to deport asylum-seekers who do not first apply for protections in a country they traveled through.
- The situation at the border threatens to deliver a blow to President Joe Biden, who is already grappling with low approval ratings and other issues.
As Pandemic-Era Border Restrictions End, US Doesn't See Fresh Migrant Surge
US authorities see historic numbers of migrants at the US-Mexico border, but no fresh spike following the expiration of pandemic-era border restrictions. Legal challenges and a major shift in asylum policy threaten to complicate administration’s plans.