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Five on Friday: Ukrainian Refugees on the US-Mexico Border

Five on Friday: Ukrainian Refugees on the US-Mexico Border

Title 42 dominated the news from the US-Mexico border last week, after the Biden Administration announced it is ending the pandemic public health order in late May. But many more issues are affecting the border. Here, MCN staff recommend some reads about border health that you may have missed.


People crossing the border

Renée offered this CNN article that gives you an overview of the border as Title 42 ends, including on the backlog of migrants waiting to cross. We’re Expecting a Big Increase in Migrants at the US-Mexico Border. But This Time is Different

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Ukrainian Refugees on the US-Mexico border

Candace highlighted that the US committed to accept as many as 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, but has yet to establish a plan for how they will arrive. This has left Ukrainians in growing numbers to book flights to Mexico. There Are New Migrants on the US-Mexico Border: Ukrainian Refugees

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Refugees walking together

Ashley-Michelle shared an article from the Intercept that details the story of one of the 680,000 climate migrants that are expected to cross the US-Mexico border between now and 2050 –and the climate risks for each detention facility. Migrants Fleeing Hurricanes and Drought Face New Climate Disasters in ICE Detention


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Refugees on the border

On those same notes, Claire shared a New Yorker piece that links the Ukrainian war to how the climate crisis is producing a wave of migrants, for which the US is unready. Putin's War Gives America a Chance to Get Serious About Refugees

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Haitian refugee speaking with journalist

Weekly Win: But why is the end to Title 42 reason for celebration? Robert found this profile of migrants at the border who have been affected by Title 42 and will finally have a chance to ask for asylum when the public health order is ended. It also highlights the great work of Al Otro Lado. After Perilous Journey to Tijuana, Haitian Family Awaits End to Title 42

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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