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May 24, 2024 at 6:53 PM

Nearly 140 migrants reach Greece after dangerous sea voyages. One man drowned

Greek authorities say nearly 140 migrants have reached Greek shores over the past 24 hours
May 24, 2024 at 6:53 PM
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.
May 18, 2024 at 5:43 PM

Noncitizen voting becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

In recent months, the specter of people who aren't American citizens and are voting in the United States has become a rallying cry for Republicans
May 18, 2024 at 5:43 PM
Bryan Steil, chairman of the Committee on House Administration, arrives for a hearing about non-citizen voting, on Capitol Hill, on May 16, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2024 at 11:09 PM

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.
May 16, 2024 at 11:09 PM
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.
May 14, 2024 at 12:06 PM

76 million people displaced within their countries in 2023 says migration group

A top migration monitoring group says conflicts and natural disasters left nearly 76 million people displaced within their countries last year, a new record
May 14, 2024 at 12:06 PM
FILE - South Sudanese shelter in a transit center in Renk, South Sudan Wednesday, May 17, 2023. A top migration monitoring group says conflicts and natural disasters have led nearly 76 million people to be displaced within their countries in 2023, a new record, with violence in Sudan, Congo and the Middle East together driving two-thirds of the new movement.(AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
May 9, 2024 at 9:45 PM

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.
May 9, 2024 at 9:45 PM
In an aerial view, immigrants wait for transport and processing after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border March 13, 2024 in El Paso, Texas.
1 month ago

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.
1 month ago
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference at Downing Street in London, April 22, 2024.
1 month ago

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
1 month ago
HSI Special Agent Nik counts possible counterfeit pro sports hats at a swap meet vendor in the outskirts of Las Vegas.
1 month ago

Historic impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas sent to Senate

Alejandro Mayorkas' articles of impeachment were officially transmitted to the Senate on Tuesday
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago

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.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Democrats will try to dismiss Mayorkas impeachment articles as GOP demands full trial
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Bobo celebrated with his boss Frank Fumich after learning he was granted asylum by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Texas immigration law remains on hold
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 2, 2024.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
The noncitizens from 28 countries were apprehended for various crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced.
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
An ICE agent monitors asylum seekers being processed upon entering the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, June 6, 2023, in New York City.
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Migrants, Texas National Guard clash in El Paso
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Texas immigration law causes fear and confusion at the border
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: US Court of Appeals puts Texas immigration law on hold
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Controversial Texas immigration law in limbo after court ruling
2 months ago

El Paso sheriff worries SB4 would erode trust in his community

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with El Paso County Sheriff Commander Ryan Urrutia as he awaits an appeal court's ruling on controversial SB4 immigration law and weighs impacts on his community.
2 months ago
VIDEO: El Paso sheriff worries SB4 would erode trust in his community
2 months ago

Federal appeals court puts hold on enforcement of controversial Texas law

Texas lawyers are fighting to allow them to enforce their strict immigration law legally, SB4. ABC News' Terry Moran joins the Big Story.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Federal appeals court puts hold on enforcement of controversial Texas law
2 months ago

Judge puts a halt to strict Texas immigration law

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Thursday to temporarily prevent one of the strictest immigration bills in the country from going into effect in Texas.
2 months ago
Two women hold up signs in opposition of Senate Bill 4 during a council meeting at City Hall, June 20, 2017, in Houston.
2 months ago

Could the US Supreme Court make SB4 legal?

Immigration lawyer Leon Fresco breaks down the legal hurdles facing the Texas law that would authorize local and state law enforcement to arrest suspected migrants.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Could the US Supreme Court make SB4 legal?
2 months ago

Appeals court blocks Texas from arresting migrants

A federal appeals court will hear arguments after a Texas law that would have allowed state law enforcement to arrest and deport migrants was blocked.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Appeals court blocks Texas from arresting migrants
2 months ago

Appeals court blocks enforcement of Texas immigration law SB4

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals again blocked a law that allows local authorities in the state to arrest people they suspect of entering the U.S. illegally.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Appeals court blocks enforcement of Texas immigration law SB4
2 months ago

Appeals court blocks Texas immigration law

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments after blocking a Texas law that would have allowed state law enforcement to arrest and deport migrants they suspect of being undocumented.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Appeals court blocks Texas immigration law
2 months ago

US port of entry stops 5 separate human smuggling attempts in less than 48 hours

Five separate alleged human smuggling attempts at a single port of entry into the U.S. have been intercepted in less than 48 hours.
2 months ago
Migrants seeking asylum in the United States cross the Rio Bravo on the border of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on March 19, 2024.
2 months ago

Appeals court blocks enforcement of Texas immigration law SB4

In a decision late Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that again blocks Texas from enforcing its strict immigration law, SB4.
2 months ago
In an aerial view, immigrants pass through coils of razor wire while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on March 13, 2024, in El Paso, Texas. The wire was placed by the troops as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's "Operation Lone Star" to deter migrants from crossing into Texas.
2 months ago

Supreme Court allows Texas immigration law to go into effect

The law, known as SB4, would authorize local and state law enforcement to arrest people they suspect crossed into the state illegally.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court allows Texas immigration law to go into effect
2 months ago

Supreme Court allows strict Texas SB4 immigration law to take effect for now

The ruling handed down by the Supreme Court will allow Texas to enforce the new law while it is litigated in lower courts.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court allows strict Texas SB4 immigration law to take effect for now
2 months ago

Wave of asylum seekers pushes NYC Mayor Eric Adams to advocate for policy change

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has suggested that the U.S. government flow migrants throughout the country instead of just certain cities.
2 months ago
Recently arrived migrants get on a bus outside Floyd Bennett Field shelter on February 21, 2024 in Brooklyn, New York.
2 months ago

Trump claims attacks on migrants 'stir debate,' will 'soon' decide abortion position

Trump on Sunday defended some of his controversial attacks on migrants, insisting that he has to use "certain rhetoric" to "stir debate"
2 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Dayton International Airport on March 16, 2024 in Vandalia, Ohio.
2 months ago

The ‘American public disagrees’ with Trump's migrant rhetoric: Rep. Mike Turner

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, on “This Week.”
2 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Rep. Mike Turner
2 months ago

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"
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

NYC officials investigating stun gun arrest of migrant holding baby caught on tape

An NYPD spokesperson says that on March 8, police were called to a dispute with an "intoxicated and disorderly male who was threatening staff members."
2 months ago
Asylum seekers line up in front of the East Village re-intake, converted into a city-run shelter for newly arrived migrant families in New York, Dec. 4, 2023.
3 months ago

Biden 'did not apologize' for using term 'an illegal' during State of the Union: WH

He said he regrets using the word, saying he should have said "undocumented."
3 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures after delivering remarks on lowering costs for American families during a visit to Goffstown, N.H., March 11, 2024.
3 months ago

Immigration, border security standoff backdrop for State of the Union

How President Biden addresses the key issue could define this election year.
3 months ago
President Joe Biden greets US Border Patrol agents as he visits the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 29, 2024.
3 months ago

2 congresswomen discuss House bill to reinstate 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Reps. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., and Lori Chavez-Deremer, R-Ore., discuss a new bill that would reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy and include $66.3 billion in foreign military aid.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 2 congresswomen discuss House bill to reinstate 'Remain in Mexico' policy
3 months ago

Supreme Court pauses strict Texas immigration law ahead of ruling

The Biden administration is taking its fight against Texas' strict immigration law to the Supreme Court.
3 months ago
Migrants wait to be processed by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after they crossed the Rio Grande and entered the U.S. from Mexico, Oct. 19, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas.
3 months ago

Democrats need to 'go on the offense' on border control: Sen. Chris Murphy

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on “This Week.”
3 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Chris Murphy
3 months ago

Biden 'almost certainly' will take executive action on the border: Martin

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
3 months ago
VIDEO: Biden 'almost certainly' will take executive action on the border: Martin
3 months ago

President Biden and Donald Trump at the border on the same day

Deputy Political Director Averi Harper and ABC White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks take a closer look at the top political headlines this week.
3 months ago
VIDEO: President Biden and Donald Trump at the border on the same day
3 months ago

Dueling border visits

President Biden and former President Trump delivered opposing messages on how they plan to address the migrant crisis. ABC News’ Perry Russom reports.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Dueling border visits
3 months ago

Immigration is at the center of the 2024 election for many. Why?

Here’s how Americans feel about the issues of immigration and the border, and whether Biden or Trump would handle it better
3 months ago
Texas National Guard members direct a group of migrants to Border Patrol after crossing the US-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, Feb. 8, 2024.
3 months ago

Biden and Trump visit border on the same day

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump both made visits to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, spotlighting an issue of top concern for most Americans.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Biden and Trump visit border on the same day