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January 20, 2022, 5:54 PM

Black immigrant population in US could more than double by 2060: Study

There are about 4.6 million Black immigrants in the U.S. currently -- a figure that's on the rise.
January 20, 2022, 5:54 PM
Black immigrant population in US could more than double by 2060: Study
January 16, 2022, 5:07 AM

Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala

Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States have set off in a caravan.
January 16, 2022, 5:07 AM
January 11, 2022, 9:49 PM

Families separated at border now fear extortion attempts

Stalled negotiations have brought threats of extortion against some families.
January 11, 2022, 9:49 PM
Families separated at border now fear extortion attempts
January 11, 2022, 2:41 AM

California governor proposes tax cuts, expanded health care

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make California the first state to cover all low-income state residents under its Medicaid plan regardless of their immigration status
January 11, 2022, 2:41 AM
California's Newsom wants health coverage for all immigrants
January 8, 2022, 2:26 AM

Biden administration reimposes 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Biden administration officials further outlined a plan for the implementation of the "MPP" or "Remain in Mexico" policy.
January 8, 2022, 2:26 AM
Biden administration reimposes 'Remain in Mexico' policy
January 2, 2022, 6:36 PM

Illinois' law ending immigration detention in 2022 hits snag

Snag delays a change immigrant rights activists had celebrated as historic.
January 2, 2022, 6:36 PM
December 30, 2021, 6:13 PM

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to hear 'Remain in Mexico' case

The Biden administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments this spring on ending the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy.
December 30, 2021, 6:13 PM
Biden administration asks Supreme Court to hear 'Remain in Mexico' case
1 month ago

US has reunited 100 children taken from parents under Trump

A Biden administration effort to reunite children and parents who were separated under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy has made increasing progress as it nears the end of its first year
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Border agency authorized to clean up wall construction sites

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been authorized to start cleaning up construction sites and close small gaps in the southern border wall nearly a year after President Joe Biden took office and ordered the building to stop
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Haitian migrants sue Biden administration over treatment at southern border

Haitian asylum seekers filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration this week over their treatment by U.S. immigration authorities.
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Haitian migrants sue Biden administration over treatment at southern border
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US pulls out of settlement talks in family separation suits

The U.S. government has withdrawn from settlement negotiations to end lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who were forcibly separated under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy
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US pulls out of settlement talks in family separation suits
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Settlement talks break down with migrant families separated at border

Settlement talks between the Biden administration and lawyers on behalf of families separated under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy have broken down, says the ACLU.
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Settlement talks break down with migrant families separated at border
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Court won't allow reversal of Trump remain-in-Mexico policy

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to the Biden administration’s attempt to undo former President Donald Trump’s policy requiring people seeking asylum in the United States to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed
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First migrants returned under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

U.S. authorities have sent the first two migrants back to Mexico under the reinstated “Remain in Mexico” policy
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Migrants remain near border of Guatemala waiting for asylum cases to be processed
2 months ago

Stowaway hides in landing gear on flight from Guatemala to Miami, officials say

A man apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment on a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Guatemala to Miami Saturday, officials said.
2 months ago
Stowaway hides in landing gear on flight from Guatemala to Miami, officials say
2 months ago

Mexico breaks up second migrant march

Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to get humanitarian visas
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Language barrier: Immigrant parents tell tales of exclusion

Immigrant parents are telling stories of poor communication and exclusion.
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Language barrier: Immigrant parents tell tales of exclusion
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Family forcibly separated at the border speaks out

High school senior Yovany and his mother Leticia fled Guatemala in the fall of 2017, but Leticia was eventually deported and Yovany was placed in the U.S. foster care system.
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Family forcibly separated at the border speaks out
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Migrant camps grow in Mexico amid uncertainty on US policy

A nighttime operation to erect chain-link fencing and impose a registry may have been the beginning of the end for a migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico, that blocks a major pedestrian crossing to the United States
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Lukashenko and Merkel discuss Belarus-Poland border crisis in hopes it can be stopped

Belarus' leader, Alexander Lukashenko, talks to Germany's Angela Merkel about the migrant crisis in hopes it will ease.
2 months ago
Lukashenko and Merkel discuss Poland migrant crisis in hopes it can be stopped
2 months ago

New fast-track docket for migrants faces familiar challenges

Nearly six months ago, U.S. immigration courts established a fast-track docket for families who recently crossed the border
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Investigators question border agents about dramatic horse patrol photos

U.S. Border Patrol personnel on the scene, where dramatic images showed agents on horseback confronting groups of mostly Haitian migrants.
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Investigators question border agents about dramatic horse patrol photos
2 months ago

Grandparents await hugs, spouses reunite as US borders open

The U.S. has fully reopened its borders with Mexico and Canada and lifted restrictions on travel that covered most of Europe
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Inside Biden’s border plans: How optimism turned to chaos

President Joe Biden knew migration flows would spike if he dismantled Donald Trump's border policies, but arrivals exceeded expectations soon after he took office
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Biden administration considering payments for families separated under Trump policy

The Biden administration is considering payments for families separated under the Trump Administration's "zero-tolerance" policy, sources told ABC News.
3 months ago
Biden administration considering payments for families separated under Trump policy
3 months ago

Biden admin makes another attempt to end 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Biden administration of Friday said it would make another attempt to end the 'Remain in Mexico' policy begun under President Donald Trump.
3 months ago
Biden admin makes another attempt to end 'Remain in Mexico' policy
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Border agents seen in controversial photos on horseback not yet questioned: Source

The U.S. Border Patrol agents at the center of controversy involving their use of horses to block Haitian migrants from entering the U.S. have not yet been questioned.
3 months ago
Border agents seen in controversial photos on horseback not yet questioned
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2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Congressional investigators say two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers
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More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

A growing number of women crossing the Darien gap are reporting sex assaults.
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More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap
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2,000 migrants continue walk through southern Mexico

Mostly from Honduras and El Salvador, many were accompanied by small children.
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Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

The group of mainly Central Americans had been essentially been trapped there.
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Record number of migrant children making treacherous trek

UNICEF’s president discusses the perilous journey that record numbers of migrant children are taking through the Darien Gap, who are among thousands making their way north.
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Record number of migrant children making treacherous trek
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Crisis at the border

Executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, Marielena Hincapie, unpacks President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.
3 months ago
Crisis at the border
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Annual border arrests hit record high despite trending down in recent months

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested migrants more times in the past year than in any other fiscal year in recorded history.
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Annual border arrests hit record high despite trending down in recent months
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Policies at southern border pushing migrants to take greater risks, advocates say

Migrants are pushing the boundaries and deaths are rising.
3 months ago
Border policies pushing migrants to take more risks, advocates say
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US plans to reinstate 'Remain in Mexico' policy next month

The Biden administration says it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order
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Mayorkas calling for end to ICE raids shows diversity of Biden's cabinet, experts say

Four members of President Joe Biden's cabinet identify as Latino.
3 months ago
Mayorkas calling for end to ICE raids shows diversity of Biden's cabinet, experts say
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Biden immigration authorities to end workplace raids

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it would end workplace raids.
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Biden immigration authorities to end workplace raids
4 months ago

'Documented dreamers' at risk of deportation: 'Everything I know is American'

ABC News' Devin Dyer reports on "documented dreamers" who are living in the U.S. legally but are at risk of deportation, and the fight to give them legal status.
4 months ago
'Documented dreamers' at risk of deportation: 'Everything I know is American'
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'Documented Dreamers' ask Congress to end self-deportation, family separation

An estimated 200,000 young immigrants legally in the U.S. as dependents of their parents are looking to Congress for relief from self-deportation and family separation.
4 months ago
'Documented Dreamers' ask Congress to end self-deportation, family separation
4 months ago

Fears loom across US-Mexico border

Panama’s foreign minister said up to 60,000 mostly Haitian migrants are making their way to the United States.
4 months ago
Fears loom across US-Mexico border
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Panama's foreign minister warns of tens of thousands heading to US border

Thousands of more migrants are heading through Central America to the southern U.S. border.
4 months ago
Panama's foreign minister warns of tens of thousands heading to US border
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ABC News documentary ‘Asylum’ features the harrowing journey of two migrant families

Elmer Gomez was separated and deported back to Honduras without his daughter. Over the course of a year, he embarks on a search for his daughter in a new documentary streaming on Hulu.
4 months ago
ABC News documentary ‘Asylum’ features the harrowing journey of two migrant families
4 months ago

Homeland Security issues new guidelines for arresting, deporting immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security issued new immigration enforcement guidelines in an effort to reform the way federal authorities make deportation decisions.
4 months ago
Homeland Security issues new guidelines for arresting, deporting immigrants
4 months ago

New DHS commission will look at best law enforcement practices: Mayorkas

Mayorkas hoping to “institutionalize best practices in law enforcement” with new DHS commission.
4 months ago
New DHS commission will look at best law enforcement practices: Mayorkas
4 months ago

Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

Florida is suing President Joe Biden’s administration claiming his immigration policy is illegal
4 months ago
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Biden rule to shield 'Dreamers' seeks to bypass Congress

The Biden administration is renewing efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policy’s legality
4 months ago
Biden administration unveils new plan for young immigrants
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US immigration 'system is not just broken, it's rotten': Donna Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
4 months ago
US immigration 'system is not just broken, it's rotten': Donna Brazile
4 months ago

Displaced Haitians continue to live in immigration limbo

Homeland Security reports that as of Friday, over 8,000 people who had been camped out at the border have returned to Mexico, while thousands have made it into the U.S., many with hopes of pleading their case to stay.
4 months ago
Displaced Haitians continue to live in immigration limbo