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September 27, 2022, 10:51 PM

Sheriff investigates DeSantis' migrant flight as attorneys sue, claiming trip was manipulative

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' migrant flight to Martha's Vineyard is being investigated by the Bexar County, Texas, sheriff
September 27, 2022, 10:51 PM
Sheriff investigates DeSantis' migrant flight; attorneys sue, claiming manipulation
September 23, 2022, 3:13 AM

NYC opening humanitarian relief centers for asylum-seekers, mayor announces

New York City plans to open humanitarian relief centers of hundreds of migrants coming from the southern border.
September 23, 2022, 3:13 AM
One city is opening humanitarian relief centers for asylum-seekers
September 21, 2022, 1:13 PM

Slovenia police find 103 migrants on train bound for Italy

Police in Slovenia have stopped more than 100 people who boarded a train to Italy after leaving two asylum-seeker centers
September 21, 2022, 1:13 PM
Slovenia police find 103 migrants on train bound for Italy
September 21, 2022, 4:16 AM

Texas sheriff: Migrant flights ‘could be tantamount to criminal conduct’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar on the investigation into the Martha’s Vineyard migrant flights and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ involvement.
September 21, 2022, 4:16 AM
Texas sheriff: Migrant flights ‘could be tantamount to criminal conduct’
September 21, 2022, 4:16 AM

By the Numbers: Record border crossings

A record number of border apprehensions have been recorded in the past year, but the data reveals a shift in the countries where migrants are arriving from.
September 21, 2022, 4:16 AM
By the Numbers: Record border crossings
September 21, 2022, 1:05 AM

Criminal, legal actions taken over migrant flights

A criminal investigation was launched into the flights that transported migrants to Martha's Vineyard by Gov. Ron DeSantis and some migrants have also filed a lawsuit against the Florida governor.
September 21, 2022, 1:05 AM
Criminal, legal actions taken over migrant flights
September 20, 2022, 8:24 PM

Biden says it's 'not rational' to send migrants back to home countries

President Joe Biden on Tuesday responded to the surge of migrants at the southern border, adding that the White House was working with Mexico and other countries to slow the flow of border crossings.
September 20, 2022, 8:24 PM
Biden says it's 'not rational' to send migrants back to home countries
September 20, 2022, 4:16 PM

Border sees record apprehensions as GOP governors send migrants to sanctuary cities

Republican governors in border states are sending migrants to Democratic strongholds without warning.
September 20, 2022, 4:16 PM
Border sees record apprehensions as GOP governors send migrants to sanctuary cities
September 20, 2022, 2:34 PM

New numbers show massive spike in arrests at US southern border

More than two million migrants have been apprehended in the last year.
September 20, 2022, 2:34 PM
New numbers show massive spike in arrests at US southern border
September 20, 2022, 12:16 PM

Border apprehensions exceed 2 million this year: Enforcement increases as GOP buses migrants elsewhere

U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions have exceeded 2 million so far this fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
September 20, 2022, 12:16 PM
Border apprehensions exceed 2 million: Enforcement increases as GOP buses migrants
September 19, 2022, 9:16 PM

Asylum seeker dies by suicide in NYC shelter

An asylum seeker in New York City died by suicide in a city shelter on Sunday, according to NYC Mayor Eric Adams.
September 19, 2022, 9:16 PM
Asylum seeker dies by suicide in NYC shelter
September 19, 2022, 2:43 AM

NY Mayor Eric Adams calls for 'coordination' with GOP governors, WH on bused migrants

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday called for "coordination" with the government and Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis, who are sending migrants to blue states
September 19, 2022, 2:43 AM
NY mayor calls for 'coordination' with GOP governors, WH on bused migrants
September 19, 2022, 2:20 AM

Border battle escalates

Dozens of migrants from El Paso arrived at New York City's Port Authority.
September 19, 2022, 2:20 AM
Border battle escalates
September 18, 2022, 9:07 PM

More migrants and asylum seekers bused to Harris' home

The political battle at the U.S.-Mexico border escalates as buses sponsored by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent another 50 migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence on Saturday.
September 18, 2022, 9:07 PM
More migrants and asylum seekers bused to Harris' home
September 18, 2022, 5:04 PM

Texas Gov. Abbott sends 50 migrants to VP Harris' home

Fifty more migrants arrived outside Vice President Kamala Harris's residence courtesy of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
September 18, 2022, 5:04 PM
Texas Gov. Abbott sends 50 migrants to VP Harris' home
September 18, 2022, 5:01 PM

Critics blast busing migrants as 'political stunt'

ABC News national correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports has the latest on the migrant crisis on "This Week."
September 18, 2022, 5:01 PM
Critics blast busing migrants as 'political stunt'
September 18, 2022, 3:47 PM

Gov. Abbott should coordinate with 'every city' buses pass through: Mayor Eric Adams

ABC News' Jon Karl Interviews New York City Mayor Eric Adams on "This Week."
September 18, 2022, 3:47 PM
Gov. Abbott should coordinate with 'every city' buses pass through: Mayor Eric Adams
September 18, 2022, 3:46 PM

'People are not coming to El Paso, they're coming to America': Mayor

ABC News' Jon Karl interviews El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser on "This Week."
September 18, 2022, 3:46 PM
'People are not coming to El Paso, they're coming to America': Mayor
September 17, 2022, 8:39 PM

After Republicans escalate migrant busing scheme, White House condemns 'chaos'

Roughly 100 migrants on two buses were dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris' official Washington, D.C. residence early Thursday morning.
September 17, 2022, 8:39 PM
White House condemns 'chaos' of Republicans' migrant busing scheme
September 17, 2022, 4:14 PM

DeSantis, White House trade more fire over migrant drop-offs

Republicans are cheering the transportation of migrants while Democrats condemn call it a heartless political stunt.
September 17, 2022, 4:14 PM
DeSantis, White House trade more fire over migrant drop-offs
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM

White House says it's sending reinforcements to the Mexico border

Administration officials say they are engaging with federal agencies on the issue of immigration but are offering few details about how they are coordinating with local officials in Texas.
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM
White House says it's sending reinforcements to the Mexico border
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM

Newly-arrived migrants caught in the middle over who should be handling them

The Massachusetts governor transported the migrants off of Martha’s Vineyard after their unexpected arrivals.
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM
Newly-arrived migrants caught in the middle over who should be handling them
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM

Migrants make surprise arrival in Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been transporting migrants to sanctuary cities that have promised to welcome them.
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM
Migrants make surprise arrival in Martha’s Vineyard
September 17, 2022, 12:49 AM

50 migrants transferred to military base on Cape Cod

50 migrants from Venezuela were transferred to a military base on Cape Cod, with immigration attorneys telling reporters the migrants were lied to by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team.
September 17, 2022, 12:49 AM
50 migrants transferred to military base on Cape Cod
September 17, 2022, 12:08 AM

Surprise is key part of migrant travel from Florida, Texas

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took the playbook of a fellow Republican, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to a new level by catching officials flat-footed in Martha's Vineyard with two planeloads of Venezuelan migrants
September 17, 2022, 12:08 AM
September 16, 2022, 8:44 PM

About 50 migrants unexpectedly arrive on Martha's Vineyard by plane

ABC News’ "Start Here" podcast dives into the crisis facing migrants in the U.S.
September 16, 2022, 8:44 PM
About 50 migrants unexpectedly arrive on Martha's Vineyard by plane
September 16, 2022, 8:20 PM

Martha's Vineyard lawmaker weighs in on DeSantis flying migrants to island

Massachusetts state Sen. Julian Cyr spoke with ABC News' "Start Here" about the controversial move by the Florida governor to transport migrants to Martha's Vineyard.
September 16, 2022, 8:20 PM
Martha's Vineyard lawmaker weighs in on DeSantis flying migrants to island
September 16, 2022, 7:46 PM

Congressman claims Martha's Vineyard migrants lured with false documents

Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., who represents Martha's Vineyard, discusses the latest developments on the chartered planes filled with migrants sent to the island.
September 16, 2022, 7:46 PM
Congressman claims Martha's Vineyard migrants lured with false documents
September 16, 2022, 7:46 PM

Buses and planes carrying migrants arrive in liberal states without warning

Biden slammed GOP Govs. Ron Desantis and Greg Abbot for using migrants as political pawns. Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch joins to discuss the growing political battles surrounding immigration.
September 16, 2022, 7:46 PM
Buses and planes carrying migrants arrive in liberal states without warning
September 16, 2022, 6:15 PM

Why 50 migrants arrived at Martha's Vineyard

The White House condemned GOP governors sending undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities like Washington, D.C., and New York.
September 16, 2022, 6:15 PM
Why 50 migrants arrived at Martha's Vineyard
September 16, 2022, 4:07 PM

Controversy over sending migrants to sanctuary cities reignites immigration debate

Buses and planes filled with migrants sent by Florida Gov. Ron Desantis arrived at Martha’s Vineyard earlier this week.
September 16, 2022, 4:07 PM
Controversy over sending migrants to sanctuary cities reignites immigration debate
September 16, 2022, 3:20 PM

White House on defense after Florida governor ships migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

The Biden White House condemned Republican governors who escalated their strategy of moving migrants to Democratic cities in protest of the administration's border policies.
September 16, 2022, 3:20 PM
White House on defense after Florida governor ships migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
September 16, 2022, 2:32 AM

Martha's Vineyard representative calls migrant arrival a ‘political stunt’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with State House Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Mass., after Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
September 16, 2022, 2:32 AM
Martha's Vineyard representative calls migrant arrival a ‘political stunt’
September 16, 2022, 1:01 AM

Florida governor flies 50 undocumented migrants to Martha's Vineyard

Florida governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis flew 50 undocumented migrants to Martha's Vineyard to protest the Biden administration's immigration policies.
September 16, 2022, 1:01 AM
Florida governor flies 50 undocumented migrants to Martha's Vineyard
September 16, 2022, 12:17 AM

NYC nearing 'breaking point' amid influx of asylum seekers: Mayor

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been sending busloads of migrants to cities led by Democrats since May.
September 16, 2022, 12:17 AM
NYC nearing 'breaking point' amid influx of asylum seekers: Mayor
September 16, 2022, 12:06 AM

Humanitarian crisis latest: 50 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard

ABC News White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks and deputy political director Averi Harper discuss the latest after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
September 16, 2022, 12:06 AM
Humanitarian crisis latest: 50 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard
September 15, 2022, 8:31 PM

Church takes in migrants after landing in Martha’s Vineyard

The Rev. Chip Seadale of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Martha’s Vineyard’s only homeless shelter, shares how the church is helping after migrants were flown to the Massachusetts island.
September 15, 2022, 8:31 PM
Church takes in migrants after landing in Martha’s Vineyard
September 15, 2022, 8:31 PM

Migrant buses dropped off by Texas near VP Harris' residence

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he sent the two buses of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border who were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in residential Washington
September 15, 2022, 8:31 PM
September 15, 2022, 5:51 PM

NYC 'nearing its breaking point' as Republican governors continue to send asylum seekers to city

New York City is “reassessing” longstanding procedures that stem from a law requiring the city to shelter undomiciled people.
September 15, 2022, 5:51 PM
NYC 'nearing its breaking point' as GOP governors send asylum seekers to city
September 14, 2022, 4:19 PM

8 arrested in suspected human trafficking ring that may have victimized thousands: DOJ

Eight people were arrested Tuesday in connection with what authorities believe is a sprawling human smuggling operation that may have victimized thousands of migrants
September 14, 2022, 4:19 PM
8 arrested in suspected trafficking ring that may have victimized thousands: DOJ
September 10, 2022, 3:14 PM

Mayor of Washington, D.C. declares state of emergency as city faces flood of migrants

The mayor says over 9,000 migrants have been bused from Texas this summer alone.
September 10, 2022, 3:14 PM
Mayor of Washington, D.C. declares state of emergency as city faces flood of migrants
September 6, 2022, 9:38 PM

Texas says it spent over $12 million to bus migrants to sanctuary cities

Texas has spent over $12 million as of mid-August in busing migrants to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
September 6, 2022, 9:38 PM
Texas spent over $12 million to bus migrants to sanctuary cities
September 4, 2022, 5:23 AM

Border patrol: 9 migrants die crossing swift Texas river

Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are searching for more victims after at least nine migrants died while attempting a hazardous crossing of the rain-swollen Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas
September 4, 2022, 5:23 AM
Border patrol: 9 migrants die crossing swift Texas river
September 3, 2022, 9:35 PM

No longer young, 'dreamers' uneasily watch a legal challenge

‘Dreamers,' long a symbol of immigrant youth, are increasingly easing into middle age as eligibility requirements have been frozen since 2012, when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was introduced
September 3, 2022, 9:35 PM
1 month ago

Texas Gov. Abbott busses migrants to New York, DC

ABC News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports from the southern border, where encounters there are set to top 2 million people.
1 month ago
Texas Gov. Abbott busses migrants to New York, DC
1 month ago

Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Martha Raddatz reports on one family's journey after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan on "This Week."
1 month ago
Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan
1 month ago

Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., discusses the anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Ukraine and the migrant crisis.
1 month ago
Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis
1 month ago

DHS takes step to 'preserve' DACA for young migrants amid looming legal challenge

The Department of Homeland Security took steps on Wednesday to codify the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into regulatory policy
1 month ago
DHS takes step to 'preserve' DACA for young migrants amid looming legal challenge
1 month ago

California to protect health benefits for young immigrants

A new policy in California means about 40,000 low-income young adults living in the country illegally won't lose their government-funded insurance next year
1 month ago
1 month ago

US southern border encounters set to break 2M amid recent surge

Mireya Villarreal reports on the latest surge at the U.S. southern border on "This Week."
1 month ago
US southern border encounters set to break 2M amid recent surge