BBC News US & Canada

Top Stories


Features and analysis

Race in America

The migrant crisis

Latest Updates

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Omicron is 'very likely' already here in the US

    Public health expert Dr Ashish Jha says the threat posed by the coronavirus variant is not yet clear.

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Running from war and 'ghosts' in Yemen

    BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen meets terrified children running from civil war and 'ghosts' in Yemen.

  3. US governor alleges illegal migration from South Africa

    The governor of the US state of Texas has accused President Joe Biden of allowing illegal migration from South Africa.

    "Biden is doing nothing to stop immigrants from South Africa entering illegally," Greg Abbott, a critic of the US leader, tweeted.

    View more on twitter

    Over the weekend, Mr Biden banned travel from southern African countries over fears of the new Omacrion coronavirus, which was detected in South Africa.

    Mr Abbott accused Mr Biden of "playing politics".

    Texas, which borders Mexico to the south, has been a key crossing point for migrants, mostly from South America but including some from African countries.

    According to an AP report in 2019, most African migrants detained in Texas were from the Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola and Cameroon.