Migrant numbers fall by 50% after Title 42 ends

The number of migrants attempting to cross the U.S-Mexico border fell by 50% in the days following the end of pandemic-era immigration restrictions.

Officials had braced for a massive migrant surge when the restrictions known as Title 42 lifted before midnight last Thursday, but the southern border has since been a scene of relative calm.

An official told the Associated Press that border agents had encountered a little less than 5,000 migrants a day since Title 42 expired, a sharp drop from roughly 10,000 daily encounters last week.

House GOP pass hardline Immigration Bill

With the last COVID restrictions officially lifted at the U.S.-Mexico border, House Republicans have passed a sweeping immigration bill aimed at bolstering border security and imposing restrictions on asylum seekers.

The House bill proposes several measures reminiscent of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including a wall along the southern border and stricter limitations on asylum seekers.

Boycott over new Florida Immigration Law

Truck drivers and other migrants working across industries are calling for a boycott in Florida after Governor Ron Desantis signed a controversial new immigration bill into law last week.

The hashtags #noFlorida and #boycottFlorida are gaining traction on social media, encouraging migrants to stay home from work for up to a week. Videos show truck drivers planning to avoid driving in Florida starting on June 1.

Desantis’ sweeping new law promises the biggest crackdown on undocumented immigrants in a state in over a decade.

Americans unhappy with immigration

President Joe Biden’s approval rating remains steady at 40%, with immigration and the economy top concerns, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

More than half of respondents (56%) opposed increasing the number of immigrants allowed into the U.S. each year. Of those, 77% were Republican and 34% were Democrat.

Only 26% of those surveyed said they approved of how Biden was handling immigration.

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