Thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico under a Trump-era programme will gradually be allowed to enter the US to pursue asylum claims in coming weeks, Department of Homeland Security says.
Following the attacks on Capitol Hill last year, the Biden administration has thrown its full weight behind the expansion of the Countering Violent Extremism Program.
The number of "independent departures," which could top 700, is raising alarms among immigration advocates concerned about the risks to Afghans who give up on the resettlement process.
The program grants immigrants who cannot return to their countries safely, for reasons such as natural disasters or armed conflict, the ability to stay and work in the United States legally for a defined period that can be renewed.
Heightened threat of domestic terrorism in the US could last weeks, says a Department of Homeland Security advisory.
US Attorney General William Barr's remarkable comments come as Donald Trump's campaign persists in trying to prove there was fraud in key states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Senior US intelligence official says White House ordered him to stop reporting on Russian election interference and highlight Chinese and Iran meddling instead, according to a whistleblower complaint.
A Florida immigration facility has repeatedly served pork-based and expired halal meals to Muslim detainees throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing them to choose between religion and nourishment.
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