Immigration
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June 24, 2022, 7:52 PM

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.
June 24, 2022, 7:52 PM
First-generation student honors immigrant mom at Harvard graduation
June 24, 2022, 2:31 AM

‘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.
June 24, 2022, 2:31 AM
‘Gordita Chronicles’ show creator on the immigrant experience in US
June 23, 2022, 3:46 AM

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.
June 23, 2022, 3:46 AM
Operation Lone Star under scrutiny after Texas guardsman death
June 17, 2022, 8:38 PM

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
June 17, 2022, 8:38 PM
What is Operation Lone Star? Inside Texas' state border policy
June 16, 2022, 10:00 PM

Inside Operation Lone Star, Texas' border policy

Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star to combat crime along the Texas-Mexico border.
June 16, 2022, 10:00 PM
Inside Operation Lone Star, Texas' border policy
June 16, 2022, 7:33 PM

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.
June 16, 2022, 7:33 PM
Southern border sees largest number of migrants ever encountered
June 16, 2022, 3:02 AM

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.
June 16, 2022, 3:02 AM
DACA's 10th anniversary: Recipients call for action as immigration reform stalled
June 16, 2022, 2:46 AM

By the Numbers: 10 years of DACA

A look at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program one decade after its creation.
June 16, 2022, 2:46 AM
By the Numbers: 10 years of DACA
June 15, 2022, 5:01 PM

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.
June 15, 2022, 5:01 PM
10-year anniversary of DACA
June 13, 2022, 6:25 PM

Justices rule against detained immigrants seeking release

Some have faced long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.
June 13, 2022, 6:25 PM
June 12, 2022, 2:58 PM

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.
June 12, 2022, 2:58 PM
Biden announces the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection
June 11, 2022, 10:53 PM

Mexico issues 7,000 temporary documents to migrants in south

They were given to members of a migrant caravan that broke up today.
June 11, 2022, 10:53 PM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Border crisis: What’s happening at the US-Mexico border?
1 month 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.
1 month ago
California Rep. Raul Ruiz discusses Title 42
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Title 42, Trump-era immigration policy, to remain in place
1 month 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
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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
1 month ago
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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
1 month ago
Over 100 nations urge safe migration, action on smugglers
1 month ago

Judge delays rollback of border restrictions for asylum seekers

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to continue implementing pandemic-related restrictions, known as Title 42, that were slated to end on Monday.
1 month ago
Judge delays rollback of border restrictions for asylum seekers
1 month ago

Judge delays rollback of restrictions at border for asylum seekers

A federal judge in Louisiana decided the fate of a major move behind the Biden administration's immigration agenda.
1 month ago
Judge delays rollback of restrictions at border for asylum seekers
1 month ago

DHS details border plans

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the border is not opening when Title 42 ends.
1 month ago
DHS details border plans
1 month ago

Migrant border entries rise in April, boosted by Ukrainians

U.S. authorities stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum
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GOP-led states, Biden administration argue over lifting Title 42 border policy on May 23

Lawyers representing DOJ and a coalition of GOP-led states were in court again on Friday, trading jabs about whether the Biden administration can lift Title 42.
1 month ago
GOP-led states, DOJ argue over lifting Title 42 border policy on May 23
1 month ago

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge

A federal judge is set to hear arguments on ending pandemic asylum restrictions.
1 month ago
Arguments set on whether pandemic asylum restriction can end
1 month ago

Families of missing migrants search for answers

Authorities discovered 476 bodies along the southern border, according to the Customs and Border Protection between October 2020 and August 2021. Advocates say the number is likely much higher.
1 month ago
Families of missing migrants search for answers
2 months ago

Border patrol: Human smuggler knew passengers couldn't swim

Federal authorities say a boat operator knew his passengers could not swim when he abandoned six Indian nationals on a sinking boat during a failed smuggling attempt across the frigid St. Lawrence River into northern New York
2 months ago
Border patrol: Human smuggler knew passengers couldn't swim
2 months ago

Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes

The U.S. is experiencing a labor shortage that's partly fueled by a drop-off in immigration, which ground to a halt during the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
Less immigrant labor in US contributing to prices hikes
2 months ago

St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees

An aggressive effort in St. Louis is trying to lure Afghan refugees
2 months ago
St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees
2 months ago

National Security concerns as Title 42 set to expire

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee, joins to discuss what this means for future immigration concerns.
2 months ago
National Security concerns as Title 42 set to expire
2 months ago

Autopsy: Woman migrant found on border wall choked to death

An autopsy says a Mexican woman found hanging on the border wall in Arizona choked to death in an accident when she became entangled in climbing gear
2 months ago
Autopsy: Woman migrant found on border wall choked to death
2 months ago

Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at border

Mexican authorities have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa
2 months ago
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Biden holds call with Mexican president over Title 42

President Joe Biden spoke with Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Title 42, the health order that allows immigrants to be immediately sent back to Mexico, appears likely to end.
2 months ago
Biden holds call with Mexican president over Title 42
2 months ago

Biden, Mexican president confer on migration, diplomacy

The White House says President Joe Biden and Mexico’s Andres Manuel López Obrador agreed in a phone call Friday to do more to promote “just, humane and effective efforts to reduce irregular migration” at the southern border
2 months ago
Migration a top focus for Biden call with Mexican president
2 months ago

Will courts stop Biden’s plan to end pandemic-era immigration policy?

With the end of Title 42 approaching, ABC News' Mireya Villarreal explains what that means for immigration at the southern border, and why some lawmakers don’t think the border is ready.
2 months ago
Will courts stop Biden’s plan to end pandemic-era immigration policy?
2 months ago

Judge issues temporary restraining order preventing phase out of Title 42

Title 42 is a policy instituted under the Trump administration.
2 months ago
Judge issues temporary restraining order preventing phase out of Title 42
2 months ago

Congresswoman discusses border security amid Title 42 talks

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán discusses a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Joe Biden’s effort to end a Trump-era policy known as Title 42.
2 months ago
Congresswoman discusses border security amid Title 42 talks
2 months ago

Judge blocks end to Title 42 border restriction

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s planned end to a Trump-era pandemic restriction on the U.S.-Mexico border, known as Title 42, on May 23.
2 months ago
Judge blocks end to Title 42 border restriction
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High court could free Biden to end Trump asylum policy

The Supreme Court is questioning lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers
2 months ago
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Federal judge blocks Biden administration from rolling back immigration policy

Cecilia Vega reports on a federal judge's ruling to temporarily stop the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which expels migrants seeking asylum at the border due to the COVID emergency.
2 months ago
Federal judge blocks Biden administration from rolling back immigration policy
2 months ago

How the pause of the rollback of Title 42 will affect border crisis

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos speaks to contributor Maria Elena Salinas about a judge’s decision to pause the Biden administration’s rollback of Title 42 and the death of a Texas National guardsman.
2 months ago
How the pause of the rollback of Title 42 will affect border crisis
2 months ago

By the Numbers: US-Mexican border crossing attempts surge

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that the number of migrants attempting to cross the southern border are the highest they've been in at least two decades.
2 months ago
By the Numbers: US-Mexican border crossing attempts surge
2 months ago

Woman dies after being caught on fence along US-Mexico border: Sheriff

Woman dies after being caught on fence along border: Sheriff
2 months ago
Woman dies after being caught on fence along US-Mexico border: Sheriff
2 months ago

Unfolding political battle over Texas governor’s controversial plan bussing plan

Over the past week, Gov. Gregg Abbott has sent at least six buses full of Asylum-seekers, who volunteered, to go to Washington D.C. as a message to the federal government about securing the border.
2 months ago
Unfolding political battle over Texas governor’s controversial plan bussing plan
2 months ago

Migrant arrivals at southern border soared to 22-year high in March

Customs and Border Protection encountered the third-highest number of migrants ever entering the U.S. in March.
2 months ago
Migrant arrivals soared to 22-year high in March
2 months ago

Another bus of migrants from Texas arrives in Washington, D.C.

The governor of Texas is taking his immigration fight to Washington, by sending busloads of asylum seekers to the nation's capital.
2 months ago
Another bus of migrants from Texas arrives in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Gov. Abbott sends 2nd bus of migrants to Washington DC to protest end of Title 42

The Biden administration will lift Title 42 restrictions in May.
2 months ago
Gov. Abbott sends 2nd bus of migrants to Washington DC
3 months ago

Texas takes new border action; ex-Trump officials want more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will provide migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border bus charters to Washington, D
3 months ago
Texas takes new border action; ex-Trump officials want more
3 months ago

Biden administration to end border restrictions

ABC News contributor María Elena Salinas discusses the potential surge at the U.S-Mexico border as Title 42 is lifted, no longer allowing the government to expel immigrants due to COVID-19.
3 months ago
Biden administration to end border restrictions
3 months ago

Biden administration says it will lift Title 42 restrictions along the southern border

The CDC announced it is officially ending Title 42.
3 months ago
CDC announces end of Title 42 restrictions along southern border
3 months ago

COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23

The use of public health powers had been widely criticized.
3 months ago
COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23