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G7 leaders tackle the issue of migration on the second day of their summit in Italy

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations are turning their attention to migration on the second day of their summit
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A skydiver flies with a Canada flag as the Italian skydiving team puts on an exhibition for world leaders during the G7 Summit in Borgo Egnazia, Italy, on Thursday, June 13, 2024. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 12, 2024 at 9:53 PM

LGBTQ+ asylum seekers search for safety in US after persecution abroad

LGBTQ+ asylum seekers search for safety in U.S. as anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment grows around the world.
June 12, 2024 at 9:53 PM
American and LGBT flags are seen in Key West, Fla., on May 7, 2024.
June 10, 2024 at 2:30 PM

ABC News exclusive: Inside a cartel's human-smuggling operation

ABC News exclusive: Matt Rivers reports on a cartel's human-smuggling operation in Mexico.
June 10, 2024 at 2:30 PM
ABC News' Matt Rivers reports on the lucrative human smuggling business at the U.S.-Mexico border and gets exclusive access to a cartel's operation.
June 9, 2024 at 8:21 PM

‘We stand by the legality of what we have done’: Mayorkas on new Biden border rule

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on “This Week.”
June 9, 2024 at 8:21 PM
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Alejandro Mayorkas
June 9, 2024 at 6:16 PM

What to know about Biden's executive action on immigration

President Biden took executive action Tuesday that limits the number of migrants who can claim asylum between ports of entry at the southern U.S. border.
June 9, 2024 at 6:16 PM
President Joe Biden waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., June 3, 2024.
June 7, 2024 at 1:26 PM

Hundreds of asylum-seekers are camped out near Seattle

A cluster of tarp-covered tents in a grassy lot south of Seattle highlights the strain facing many communities are facing
June 7, 2024 at 1:26 PM
Signs adorn the front of an encampment of asylum-seekers mostly from Venezuela, Congo and Angola next to an unused motel owned by the county, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in Kent, Washington. The group of about 240 asylum-seekers is asking to use the motel as temporary housing while they look for jobs and longer-term accommodations. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
June 6, 2024 at 9:18 PM

Migrants are rattled and unsure as deportations begin under new rule halting asylum

A sense of uncertainty prevails among migrants after President Joe Biden invoked powers to suspend asylum for people who cross the border illegally
June 6, 2024 at 9:18 PM
A migrant seeking asylum stands as a Border Patrol agent takes his picture before being transported and processed, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, near Dulzura, Calif. President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability ahead of the November elections. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 6, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Some Nikki Haley voters split on Biden's executive action on immigration

Supporters of Nikki Haley are reacting to President Joe Biden's executive action at the southern border.
June 6, 2024 at 6:47 PM
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on an executive order limiting asylum in the East Room of the White House, June 4, 2024, in Washington.
June 6, 2024 at 1:28 AM

Inside the business of human smuggling at the border

ABC News' Matt Rivers reports on the lucrative human smuggling business at the U.S.-Mexico border and gets exclusive access to a cartel's operation.
June 6, 2024 at 1:28 AM
VIDEO: Inside the business of human smuggling at the border
June 6, 2024 at 1:27 AM

El Paso mayor addresses migrant crisis at the border

Mayor Oscar Leeser speaks with ABC News' Linsey Davis about El Paso's responsibilities as a border city and how asylum processing will change after Pres. Biden's executive actions.
June 6, 2024 at 1:27 AM
VIDEO: El Paso mayor addresses migrant crisis at the border
June 5, 2024 at 6:04 PM

DHS Secretary Mayorkas explains Biden's executive action on immigration

Alejandro Mayorkas spoke about the changes to Brad Mielke on ABC News' “Start Here” podcast.
June 5, 2024 at 6:04 PM
Alejandro Mayorkas spoke about the changes to Brad Mielke on ABC’s “Start Here” podcast.
June 5, 2024 at 4:03 PM

Americans concerned over immigration, poll shows

Immigration is considered one of the most important issues facing the U.S. along with the economy and poor government leadership.
June 5, 2024 at 4:03 PM
VIDEO: Americans concerned over immigration, poll shows
June 5, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Biden announces new immigration rules at southern border

President Joe Biden's executive action took effect at midnight Wednesday, giving him the authority to temporarily shut the border to asylum-seekers.
June 5, 2024 at 4:01 PM
VIDEO: Biden announces new immigration rules at southern border
June 5, 2024 at 3:41 PM

Praise, but some trepidation, among Democrats after Biden's border actions

President Joe Biden's executive action restricting asylum claims at the southern border drew a range of reactions on Tuesday.
June 5, 2024 at 3:41 PM
President Joe Biden speaks about an executive order in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2024.
June 5, 2024 at 2:59 PM

Biden executive action on the border goes into effect

ABC News’ Mireya Villarreal is in El Paso, Texas, after President Joe Biden’s executive action, giving him authority to shut the border for asylum seekers, took effect at midnight.
June 5, 2024 at 2:59 PM
VIDEO: Biden executive action on the border goes into effect
June 5, 2024 at 10:04 AM

Biden to sign executive order on immigration as early as this week: Sources

The executive order would limit the number of migrants that would be allowed to claim asylum at the southern U.S. border.
June 5, 2024 at 10:04 AM
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Middle East in the State Dining room at the White House in Washington, May 31, 2024.
June 5, 2024 at 9:40 AM

President Biden’s sweeping changes going into effect at the southern border

President Biden signed a proclamation resulting in suspending and limiting entry of asylum seekers.
June 5, 2024 at 9:40 AM
VIDEO:  President Biden’s sweeping changes going into effect at the southern border
June 5, 2024 at 4:34 AM

Biden addresses new immigration actions that restrict asylum

President Joe Biden announced new executive actions to address surges of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border unlawfully by implementing new thresholds on those allowed to seek asylum.
June 5, 2024 at 4:34 AM
VIDEO: Biden addresses new immigration actions that restrict asylum
June 5, 2024 at 2:27 AM

Possible legal challenges to Biden's new immigration rules

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Jennifer Babaie from Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center about potential lawsuits the administration could face after announcing restrictions on asylum.
June 5, 2024 at 2:27 AM
VIDEO: Possible legal challenges to Biden's new immigration rules
June 4, 2024 at 11:24 PM

President Joe Biden takes executive action on immigration

The rule caps how many migrants can claim asylum between ports of entry at the southern U.S. border.
June 4, 2024 at 11:24 PM
President Joe Biden takes executive action on immigration
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 PM

President Biden exercises executive authority on southern US borders

The new action will halt asylum requests when numbers reach a certain level. Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Tom Perez joins the show to discuss the details.
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 PM
VIDEO: President Biden exercises executive authority on southern US borders
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 PM

President Biden signs executive action to address migrant crisis

TThe executive action bans asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. after access has been given to 2,500 migrants for seven consecutive days. Tom Perez, senior adviser to the president, joins the show.
June 4, 2024 at 11:01 PM
VIDEO: President Biden signs executive action to address migrant crisis
June 4, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Biden speaks on new immigration actions restricting asylum

President Biden announced new actions aimed at addressing the surge of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border unlawfully by placing new restrictions on asylum.
June 4, 2024 at 7:33 PM
President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 4, 2024.
June 4, 2024 at 3:26 PM

Biden expected to sign executive order on immigration

The order would limit the number of migrants that would be allowed to claim asylum at the southern U.S. border.
June 4, 2024 at 3:26 PM
VIDEO: Biden expected to sign executive order on immigration
June 4, 2024 at 3:06 PM

Biden to sign executive order sealing border during migrant surges

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on immigration as early as this week, according to sources familiar with the decision.
June 4, 2024 at 3:06 PM
VIDEO: Biden to sign executive order sealing border during migrant surges
June 4, 2024 at 1:58 PM

Biden expected to unveil aggressive action on immigration

Sources say President Biden is planning to sign an executive order that effectively shuts down the border for asylum seekers when migrant crossings surge.
June 4, 2024 at 1:58 PM
VIDEO: Biden expected to unveil aggressive action on immigration
June 4, 2024 at 12:01 AM

Biden to sign executive order on immigration: Sources

President Joe Biden is expected to make a significant move on immigration by signing an executive order as early as this week, according to sources.
June 4, 2024 at 12:01 AM
VIDEO: Biden to sign executive order on immigration: Sources
June 3, 2024 at 4:19 PM

Turner disagrees with Trump migrant comments but argues he can 'fix' border 'crisis'

Rep. Mike Turner, a top House Republican, on Sunday said he disagreed with Trump calling some migrants "not people" and "animals"
June 3, 2024 at 4:19 PM
Chairman Michael Turner speaks at a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee in the Cannon Office Building, on March 12, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
June 3, 2024 at 8:54 AM

Unaccompanied minors are representing themselves in immigration court

Unlike every other court in the land, immigration courts don't guarantee defendants – even minors – the right to counsel.
June 3, 2024 at 8:54 AM
Migrant people seeking asylum in the United States demonstrate on the Rio Grande river to ask for authorization to enter the country, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, April 25, 2024.
May 23, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Senate again fails to advance border security bill in election-year showdown vote

The Senate considered for the second time a border security package after Republicans blocked the bill from advancing at Trump's direction.
May 23, 2024 at 9:21 PM
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters following a Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol, May 21, 2024.
May 23, 2024 at 6:31 PM

Senate votes on bipartisan border bill

The Senate is voting on a bipartisan border bill. Meanwhile, some university leaders testified before the GOP-led House Education Committee on alleged antisemitism on campuses and college protests.
May 23, 2024 at 6:31 PM
VIDEO: Senate votes on bipartisan border bill
May 23, 2024 at 1:07 PM

Trump again vows to deport millions of migrants. Could he really do it?

Central to Donald Trump's run for president is a dark pledge to deport millions of migrants illegally living in the U.S. if elected.
May 23, 2024 at 1:07 PM
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd during a campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., May 11, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 11:29 AM

Sen. Schumer tells Democrats he'll reintroduce bipartisan border bill

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
May 20, 2024 at 11:29 AM
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
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Biden administration aims to expedite migrant asylum claims from years to months

The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new process to adjudicate immigration cases for those who recently entered the U.S. without authorization.
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Migrants line up to be transferred by US Border Patrol after having crossed the Bravo River in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 18, 2024.
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Homeland Security proposes change to asylum-seeking process

The Department of Homeland Security proposed changing the way asylum seekers are processed and determine if they are a security risk earlier.
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In an aerial view, immigrants wait for transport and processing after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border March 13, 2024 in El Paso, Texas.
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UK approves controversial bill to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda

Deportation flights are expected to begin in July as the U.K. approves a bill to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference at Downing Street in London, April 22, 2024.
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Homeland Security agency under ICE rebrands to aid its investigations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is rolling out a new website and branding to distance its work from ICE
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HSI Special Agent Nik counts possible counterfeit pro sports hats at a swap meet vendor in the outskirts of Las Vegas.
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Historic impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas sent to Senate

Alejandro Mayorkas' articles of impeachment were officially transmitted to the Senate on Tuesday
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House Republican impeachment managers walk to deliver the article of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden's top border security official, at the Capitol, April 16, 2024.
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Democrats will try to dismiss Mayorkas impeachment articles as GOP demands full trial

Senators are expected to square off, largely along party lines, over whether to proceed with a full-scale trial of Mayorkas.
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VIDEO: Democrats will try to dismiss Mayorkas impeachment articles as GOP demands full trial
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Mayorkas takes heat from GOP in hearings on DHS budget, border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that DHS has a "perennially insufficient budget" and pushed for each agency to receive needed funds.
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on the DHS budget request on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2024, in Washington.
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Employee shares emotional celebration with boss after asylum request approved

A Virginia employee celebrated the approval of his asylum application with his boss in a viral video shared to TikTok.
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Bobo celebrated with his boss Frank Fumich after learning he was granted asylum by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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Controversial Texas immigration law remains on hold

Leon Fresco, a former Department of Justice official, says the Supreme Court could have a massive impact on immigration law if they choose to allow controversial Texas SB4 law to take effect.
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VIDEO: Texas immigration law remains on hold
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Ruby Garcia's family disputes Trump talked with them after he used her name at event

Ruby Garcia's family disputes that Trump spoke to them despite what he said on the campaign trail as he attacked immigrants suspected of crimes
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 2, 2024.
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ICE arrests 216 unauthorized migrants in nationwide drug crackdown

The noncitizens from 28 countries were apprehended for various crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced.
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The noncitizens from 28 countries were apprehended for various crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced.
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ICE arrests 216 alleged drug offenders in latest enforcement operation

ICE arrested 216 noncitizens who faced criminal charges and convictions as part of the agency’s latest nationwide operation, officials said Thursday
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An ICE agent monitors asylum seekers being processed upon entering the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, June 6, 2023, in New York City.
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Appeals panel keeps Texas' new immigration law on hold as legal battle plays out

Texas' Senate Bill 4, or SB4, allows state authorities to arrest unauthorized immigrants and order them to leave the United States or face prison time
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U.S. soldiers and law enforcement officers stand over a small group of immigrants who had crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on March 18, 2024 in Eagle Pass, Texas.
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Migrants, Texas National Guard clash in El Paso

A group of migrants allegedly stormed a barbed wire fence in El Paso, Texas, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Migrants, Texas National Guard clash in El Paso
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Texas immigration law causes fear and confusion at the border

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with attorney Elizabeth Mendoza about how Texas police and courts might deal with a law that could see migrants jailed or deported if they’ve crossed the border illegally.
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VIDEO: Texas immigration law causes fear and confusion at the border
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US Court of Appeals puts Texas immigration law on hold

ABC News Mireya Villarreal discusses the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, from the ongoing legal battle of SB4 in Texas and a lack of funding for an immigration bill.
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VIDEO: US Court of Appeals puts Texas immigration law on hold
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Controversial Texas immigration law in limbo after court ruling

Hours after the Supreme Court blocked Texas's SB4, which gave state and local authorities the right to arrest anyone suspected to be a migrant, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked it again.
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VIDEO: Controversial Texas immigration law in limbo after court ruling