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August 9, 2022, 7:18 PM

NYC mayor seeks federal help as Texas buses migrants to city

Mayor Eric Adams slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for busing asylum seekers to New York, as the city asks for federal support to deal with a shelter shortage.
August 9, 2022, 7:18 PM
NYC mayor seeks federal help as Texas buses migrants to city
August 8, 2022, 4:01 PM

Immigration standoff accelerates as Texas Gov. Abbot buses more migrants to NYC

ABC News contributor Maria Elena Salinas discusses the transfer of migrants from Texas to New York as NYC Mayor Eric Adams says Texas Gov. Greg Abbot is using the migrants as “political
August 8, 2022, 4:01 PM
Immigration standoff accelerates as Texas Gov. Abbot buses more migrants to NYC
August 8, 2022, 12:16 AM

2nd bus carrying migrants arrives in New York City from Texas

New York City Mayor Eric Adams greeted the bus, which was sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
August 8, 2022, 12:16 AM
2nd bus carrying migrants arrives in New York City from Texas
August 6, 2022, 8:19 PM

Florida migrant detention center subject of federal complaint

Sixteen immigrant rights organizations have jointly filed a complaint against the Baker County Detention Center.
August 6, 2022, 8:19 PM
Federal complaint filed against Florida migrant detention center
August 5, 2022, 7:44 PM

Pentagon denies DC request for National Guard migrant help

Thousands of migrants are being bused to the city from two southern states.
August 5, 2022, 7:44 PM
August 5, 2022, 12:42 AM

US pauses plans for new border walls at oceanfront park

The Biden administration says it is pausing plans for a double border wall in San Diego that critics say would effectively destroy a 51-year-old oceanfront park that symbolizes friendship between the United States and Mexico
August 5, 2022, 12:42 AM
July 29, 2022, 5:32 PM

Migrant ‘crisis’ in Washington, D.C.

The city’s mayor has requested the help of the National Guard to assist with an influx of migrants arriving by bus. ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
July 29, 2022, 5:32 PM
Migrant ‘crisis’ in Washington, D.C.
July 25, 2022, 12:36 AM

Boat carrying Haitian migrants sinks off Bahamas, killing 17

Authorities in the Bahamas say a boat carrying Haitian migrants apparently capsized at sea, and Bahamian security forces recovered the bodies of 17 people and rescued 25 others
July 25, 2022, 12:36 AM
July 24, 2022, 9:31 PM

At least 17 migrants dead after boat capsized in Bahamas

The vessel believed to be involved in a human-smuggling operation capsized along a popular route for Haitian migrants attempting to enter the U.S.
July 24, 2022, 9:31 PM
At least 17 migrants dead after boat capsized in Bahamas
July 22, 2022, 4:29 PM

Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy

The court also announced it would hear arguments in the case in late November.
July 22, 2022, 4:29 PM
Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy
July 21, 2022, 2:21 PM

San Antonio mass death in tractor-trailer highlights dangerous plight of migrants

This recent mass migrant casualty event in San Antonio highlights the dangers of migration across the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 21, 2022, 2:21 PM
Mass death of migrants in trailer highlights dangerous plight of journey
July 17, 2022, 3:13 PM

Challenges increase for immigrants accessing abortion after Roe reversal

Due to limited English proficiency and undocumented status, immigrants may be hindered or completely barred from traveling to access abortions.
July 17, 2022, 3:13 PM
Immigrants face disproportionate challenges accessing abortion after Roe reversal
1 month ago

First on ABC: Mexico to pay $1.5 billion for US border security and processing, source says

The collaboration on the border signifies something of a reset between Mexico and the U.S.
1 month ago
First on ABC: Mexico to pay $1.5 billion for US border, source says
1 month ago

US sees new spike in migrants from Cuba

Economic woes and other worsening conditions have forced thousands of Cubans to flee to America, according to experts and officials.
1 month ago
US sees new spike in migrants from Cuba
1 month ago

CBP to discipline border agents in horse patrol scandal

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is moving to discipline border agents on a horseback who confronted migrants in an "unprofessional manner” in Del Rio, Texas, last year.
1 month ago
CBP to discipline border agents in horse patrol scandal
1 month ago

What’s driving the mass exodus of Cubans to the US

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo reports on the record number of Cubans fleeing by land and sea to the U.S., and how the Coast Guard is responding to the latest influx of migrants.
1 month ago
What’s driving the mass exodus of Cubans to the US
1 month ago

CBP moves to discipline border agents involved in horse patrol furor

CBP is moving to discipline personnel who confronted migrants on horseback during a surge of unauthorized border crossings into Del Rio, Texas last year.
1 month ago
CBP moves to discipline border agents involved in horse patrol furor
1 month ago

Latest migrant caravan breaks up in Mexico after 2 days

They dissolved their march after Mexico handed out temporary residence permits.
1 month ago
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Immigration detention facility near empty in California

A detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation
1 month ago
Immigration detention facility near empty in California
1 month ago

Congress must pass legislation to fix 'broken immigration system': Sec. Mayorkas

Martha Raddatz interviews Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on "This Week."
1 month ago
Congress must pass legislation to fix 'broken immigration system': Sec. Mayorkas
1 month ago

Mayorkas calls for new immigration law amid renewed scrutiny and tragedy at the border

Congress "must pass" new immigration laws, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday while defending the administration's policies
1 month ago
Mayorkas calls for new immigration law amid renewed scrutiny, tragedy at the border
1 month ago

Immigrants find safe havens in shelters amid border chaos

Amidst the chaos the U.S. - Mexico border, migrants, coyotes, and human rights advocates try to help those seeking a better life in the U.S.
1 month ago
ABC reporters travel to the U.S. - Mexico border
1 month ago

Texas' border mission grows, but crossings still high

The deadliest smuggling attempt in U.S. history underscores the limitations.
1 month ago
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Texas sheriff pens letter to Biden about the migrant crisis

Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar penned a letter to President Joe Biden on the migrant crisis.
1 month ago
Texas sheriff pens letter to Biden about migrant crisis
1 month ago

Supreme Court allows President Biden to end Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy for asylum seekers

The dispute centered on whether President Joe Biden could terminate former President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy.
1 month ago
Justices rule Biden can end Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy for asylum seekers
1 month ago

Supreme Court allows Biden to cancel Trump-era immigration policy

The Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration can end a Trump-era rule denying U.S. entry to asylum seekers while their claims are pending.
1 month ago
Supreme Court allows Biden to cancel Trump-era immigration policy
1 month ago

Law enforcement frustration along border 'earned,' Mayorkas says

Apprehensions have been at record levels since January.
1 month ago
Law enforcement frustration along border 'earned,' Mayorkas says
1 month ago

4 charged as death toll rises to 53 in suspected human smuggling case

Four men have been charged in connection with the alleged migrant smuggling operation that took the lives of 53 people who were trapped in the sweltering heat of a tractor-trailer in Texas.
1 month ago
4 charged as death toll rises to 53 in suspected human smuggling case
1 month ago

Mass migrant death in tractor trailer highlights ongoing immigration crisis

ABC News contributor, Maria Elena Salinas, reports on the deadly tragedy in San Antonio as part of the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
1 month ago
Mass migrant death in tractor trailer highlights ongoing immigration crisis
1 month ago

Migrant truck deaths highlight rise in fatal border crossings

Investigators say the deaths of more than 50 migrants found inside a truck in Texas marks one of the deadliest instances of human smuggling in U.S. history.
1 month ago
Migrant truck deaths highlight rise in fatal border crossings
1 month ago

Death toll rises to 51 in deadliest human smuggling case in US history

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports from San Antonio with the latest on the investigation after dozens of migrants were found abandoned in a semi-truck in the Texas heat.
1 month ago
Death toll rises to 51 in deadliest human smuggling case in US history
1 month ago

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

The Biden administration has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those considered a threat to public safety and national security
1 month ago
2 months ago

Daughter honors immigrant mom at Harvard graduation

Nataly Morales Villa, a first-generation college student, honored her mother, Verónica Morales Villa, who immigrated to the U.S. more than 20 years ago.
2 months ago
First-generation student honors immigrant mom at Harvard graduation
2 months ago

‘Gordita Chronicles’ show creator on the immigrant experience in US

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with “Gordita Chronicles” actress Olivia Goncalves and series creator Claudia Forestieri about portraying the realities of the immigrant struggle through comedy.
2 months ago
‘Gordita Chronicles’ show creator on the immigrant experience in US
2 months ago

Operation Lone Star under scrutiny after Texas guardsman death

ABC News’ Mireya Villarreal reports on the internal backlash to Operation Lone Star targeting southern border crossings after one National Guardsman lost his life.
2 months ago
Operation Lone Star under scrutiny after Texas guardsman death
2 months ago

What is Operation Lone Star? Inside Texas' state border policy

Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star to combat crime along the Texas-Mexico border
2 months ago
What is Operation Lone Star? Inside Texas' state border policy
2 months ago

Inside Operation Lone Star, Texas' border policy

Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star to combat crime along the Texas-Mexico border.
2 months ago
Inside Operation Lone Star, Texas' border policy
2 months ago

Southern border sees largest number of migrants ever encountered by CBP

The U.S. saw the largest number of migrants encountered along the southern border since Customs and Border Protection began counting numbers of migrants encountered.
2 months ago
Southern border sees largest number of migrants ever encountered
2 months ago

DACA's 10th anniversary: Recipients call for congressional action as immigration reform remains stalled

DACA recipients demand congressional action to ensure they have a pathway to citizenship and permanent protection.
2 months ago
DACA's 10th anniversary: Recipients call for action as immigration reform stalled
2 months ago

By the Numbers: 10 years of DACA

A look at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program one decade after its creation.
2 months ago
By the Numbers: 10 years of DACA
2 months ago

10-year anniversary of DACA

The nation waits for a decision from the Supreme Court on whether the Biden administration unlawfully terminated Trump's policy to keep migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico.
2 months ago
10-year anniversary of DACA
2 months ago

Justices rule against detained immigrants seeking release

Some have faced long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Biden announces joint declaration on immigration in attempt to show unity across the Americas

President Joe Biden announced the Los Angeles Declaration of Migration and Protection on the final day of the Summit of the Americas.
2 months ago
Biden announces the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection
2 months ago

Mexico issues 7,000 temporary documents to migrants in south

They were given to members of a migrant caravan that broke up today.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Border crisis: What’s happening at the US-Mexico border?

In May 2021, the number of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border hit a 20-year high with over 180,000 encounters.
3 months ago
Border crisis: What’s happening at the US-Mexico border?
3 months ago

California Rep. Raul Ruiz discusses Title 42

Rep. Raul Ruiz, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, discusses a controversial Trump-era border policy and aid for veterans.
3 months ago
California Rep. Raul Ruiz discusses Title 42
3 months ago

Title 42, Trump-era immigration policy, to remain in place

ABC News contributor Maria Elena Salinas discusses a federal judge blocking the Biden administration’s attempt to lift the Title 42 border policy.
3 months ago
Title 42, Trump-era immigration policy, to remain in place
3 months ago

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

In one of the busiest corridors for illegal border crossings, Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans are often released to pursue asylum in the United States
3 months ago
3 months ago

Migrant back home after 7 years in Mexico jail with no trial

An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city has returned to her homeland of Guatemala as a free woman after spending more than seven years in prison without a trial
3 months ago
3 months ago

Over 100 nations urge safe migration, action on smugglers

More than 100 nations have approved a declaration calling on governments to intensify efforts for safe and orderly migration, crack down on human smuggling and trafficking, and ensure that migrants are respected and receive health care and other services
3 months ago
Over 100 nations urge safe migration, action on smugglers