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Immigration

The latest news on the Biden administration's immigration policy, and the border.


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13d ago

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Man on terror watchlist was released by Border Patrol

With border security funding blocked in Congress, the case illustrates the challenges U.S. officials face in identifying migrants who may pose national security threats.
A U.S Customs and Border Protection official at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on May 11, 2023.
A U.S Customs and Border Protection official at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on May 11, 2023.

Desperate young Guatemalans try to reach the U.S., even after migrant relatives' horrific deaths 

Among migrants, the largest group of unaccompanied minors has been from Guatemala — nearly 50,000 of the 137,000 encounters recorded by border authorities in the last fiscal year.
Reina Coronado, second from left, with her family in Comitancillo, Guatemala
Reina Coronado, second from left, with her family in Comitancillo, Guatemala
15d ago

Republicans delay DHS Secretary Mayorkas' impeachment trial until next week

GOP senators had urged House Speaker Mike Johnson to postpone sending the impeachment articles as they consider ways to make the process painful for Democrats.
Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas
15d ago

NYC safety concerns are 'perception versus reality,' police commissioner says

"We have one bad incident, it’s magnified all over social media, and it sets us all back," Commissioner Edward Caban said as city stats indicate overall crime fell last month.
Police Commissioner State of the NYPD
Police Commissioner State of the NYPD
16d ago

Republicans can't force a Mayorkas impeachment trial, but they'll try to make it painful for Democrats

A group of Republicans plans to throw up procedural roadblocks and raise tough votes for vulnerable Democrats this week as the Senate considers the DHS secretary's impeachment.
President Arevalo Holds Bilateral Meeting With US Secretary Mayorkas On Migration And Security
President Arevalo Holds Bilateral Meeting With US Secretary Mayorkas On Migration And Security

EXCLUSIVE

19d ago

EXCLUSIVE

U.S. and China in high-level talks to deport more Chinese nationals, Mayorkas says

The negotiations come as the number of Chinese nationals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without authorization rose to 24,000, an elevenfold increase over the prior year.
A Chinese migrant sits in front of his tent near the U.S. - Mexico border.
A Chinese migrant sits in front of his tent near the U.S. - Mexico border.

Trump to attend a gala with proponents of his family separation border policies

The former president has been vague about whether he would pursue his controversial "zero tolerance" policy in a second term.
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Company helping immigrants in detention ordered to pay over $811M in lawsuit alleging deceptive tactics

“Libre exploited vulnerable immigrants and their families to pad its pockets, and that is illegal and unconscionable,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.
Minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility
Minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility
26d ago

ICE use of solitary confinement in 'violation of international norms,' Democratic lawmakers say

Immigration officials are being urged to "end the misuse" of "segregation" in a letter led by Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin.
An immigrant detainee looks from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility.
An immigrant detainee looks from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility.
27d ago

Michigan GOP lawmaker falsely labels March Madness athletes 'illegal invaders'

On social media, Rep. Matt Maddock said buses near a Detroit airport had been "loaded up with illegal invaders.” The airport later said the buses were "transporting the basketball teams and their respective staffs."
politics political politician
politics political politician

EXCLUSIVE

28d ago

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Biden admin has no plans to change how it treats Haitian migrants despite outrage from advocates

One official said the plight of Haitians is "heartbreaking," but for now Biden won’t extend protected status to more migrants and the U.S. will keep sending others home by boat.
A woman walks past burning tires in Haiti
A woman walks past burning tires in Haiti