Canada reopens border to vaccinated U.S. visitors

As of Monday, Aug. 9, Canada has lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians.

Texas begins jailing border crossers on trespassing charges

The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.

South Dakota to deploy National Guard troops to Texas border

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that she is deploying National Guard troops to Texas to help with border security, joining a growing list of Republican governors -- including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis -- who have committed to sending law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico.

Florida man launches effort to reopen Canadian border

"President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau, my fiancé and I are separated by your closed border; it’s just policy to you but it's prison to us," says one television ad, paid for by a Citrus County, Florida man.

Biden raises US refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500

President Joe Biden is formally lifting the nation's refugee cap to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in lifting former President Donald Trump’s limit of 15,000.