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July 29, 2021, 7:33 PM

White House unveils new strategy to address 'root causes' of migration

The Biden administration announced a new framework aimed at managing the conditions in Central America that have caused unprecedented levels of migration.
July 29, 2021, 7:33 PM
White House unveils strategy to address 'root causes' of migration
July 29, 2021, 3:00 PM

With turmoil at home, more Nicaraguans flee to the U.S.

The U.S. government has encountered thousands of Nicaraguans at the border over the last few months
July 29, 2021, 3:00 PM
July 24, 2021, 12:01 AM

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

Tens of thousands of young immigrants in the U.S. without legal status are in limbo once again after a court ruling last week declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program illegal
July 24, 2021, 12:01 AM
Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo
July 23, 2021, 9:01 PM

Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

A search and rescue operation is continuing into the night off the coast of the Greek island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a sailboat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds
July 23, 2021, 9:01 PM
July 21, 2021, 8:43 PM

Tennessee immigrant youth shelter sues state over suspension

A group that runs a Tennessee shelter for unaccompanied immigrant youth has sued the state over its decision to suspend the facility’s license after an employee was arrested following abuse allegations
July 21, 2021, 8:43 PM
July 20, 2021, 12:00 PM

Record number of migrants make risky Channel crossing to UK

Figures compiled by Britain’s Press Association show that at least 430 migrants made the perilous journey across the English Channel to the U.K. on Monday, a new record for a single day
July 20, 2021, 12:00 PM
July 18, 2021, 3:41 PM

Biden says DOJ to appeal DACA ruling he calls 'deeply disappointing'

President Joe Biden said the DOJ will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program is unlawful.
July 18, 2021, 3:41 PM
DOJ to appeal 'deeply disappointing' DACA ruling: Biden
July 18, 2021, 2:48 PM

Texas judge orders stop to new DACA applications

President Joe Biden calls on Congress to pass legislation protecting the undocumented brought to the U.S. as children.
July 18, 2021, 2:48 PM
Texas judge orders stop to new DACA applications
July 18, 2021, 4:29 AM

Federal judge deems DACA program unlawful

The Texas judge said President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when creating the program.
July 18, 2021, 4:29 AM
Federal judge deems DACA program unlawful
July 17, 2021, 2:35 PM

Federal judge deals devastating blow to DACA

A federal judge in Texas ruled that the Obama administration did not have the authority and take proper steps to set up the DACA program in 2012.
July 17, 2021, 2:35 PM
Federal judge deals devastating blow to DACA
July 13, 2021, 6:51 AM

High court ruling gives immigrants facing deportation hope

A recent Supreme Court ruling has given some immigrants renewed hope that they can have their deportation cancelled because they didn’t receive proper notice of the court proceedings
July 13, 2021, 6:51 AM
July 13, 2021, 6:38 AM

More migrant deaths recorded in heat along Arizona border

An unusually large number of migrants have died in Arizona’s borderlands.
July 13, 2021, 6:38 AM
More migrant deaths recorded in heat along Arizona border
July 12, 2021, 10:10 PM

Reynolds says Iowa will pay for troopers sent to border

Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa will cover the cost of troopers sent to Texas to fight crime along the U.S. border with Mexico
July 12, 2021, 10:10 PM
July 9, 2021, 7:30 PM

US stops jailing pregnant migrants, reversing Trump policy

The Biden administration will stop detaining migrants facing deportation if they are pregnant or recently gave birth in a reversal of a Trump-era policy
July 9, 2021, 7:30 PM
US stops jailing pregnant migrants, reversing Trump policy
1 month ago

Migrant kids play, watch TV in what US calls 'model' shelter

The Biden administration has given a rare look inside an emergency shelter.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Border Patrol agent risks life to rescue child

A U.S. Border Patrol agent risked his life to rescue a child in distress in a pond near the U.S.-Mexico border.
1 month ago
Border Patrol agent risks life to rescue child
1 month ago

EU asylum applications drop due to COVID, not lower demand

The European Union’s asylum agency says the number of people seeking international protection in Europe hit its lowest level last year since 2013
1 month ago
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Groups file federal complaint over conditions at ICE lockup

Civil rights groups and immigrant advocates have filed a federal complaint over conditions at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Louisiana
1 month ago
1 month ago

Border Patrol's next chief discusses shift away from Trump-era policies

The next chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, outlined his leadership vision for a federal law enforcement agency.
1 month ago
Border Patrol's next chief discusses shift away from Trump-era policies
1 month ago

Harris visits border amid GOP pressure, blames Trump migrant family separation policy

Vice President Kamala Harris headed to the southern border on Friday amid GOP pressure, and blamed the Trump migrant family separation policy.
1 month ago
Harris visits border amid GOP pressure, blames Trump migrant family separation policy
1 month ago

Harris, under GOP pressure to visit border, headed to El Paso on Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris, under GOP pressure to visit the southern border to deal with the migration problem, is headed to El Paso on Friday, her office said.
1 month ago
Harris, under GOP pressure to visit border, headed to El Paso on Friday
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

Mistrial halts case on minimum wage for immigrant detainees

A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state has ended with a hung jury
1 month ago
1 month ago

Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

Authorities have detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida
1 month ago
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Texas governor: State, crowdsourcing will fund border wall

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has divulged some details on his emerging proposal to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico in his ongoing political fight over immigration with the Democratic Biden administration
1 month ago
1 month ago

Texas governor announces border wall construction

Critics call the move nothing more than a thinly-veiled political stunt. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has the details.
1 month ago
Texas governor announces border wall construction
1 month ago

Crisis at the border: How it happened and what is being done

The number of arrests at the border are the highest in two decades.
1 month ago
Crisis at the border: How it happened and what is being done
1 month ago

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation’s biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage instead of $1 a day to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state
1 month ago
2 months ago

Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kids

The conditions were described by a federal volunteer who spent two weeks there.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Vietnamese refugee on 'ICE hold' after serving 32 years in prison

A war refugee from Vietnam, Lam Hong Le, 54, is at risk of being deported after serving 32 years in prison for a gang-related murder he committed as a young adult.
2 months ago
Vietnamese refugee on 'ICE hold' after serving 32 years in prison
2 months ago

ICE put this man in custody as soon as he walked out of prison after 32-year sentence: The plight of Lam Hong Le

Southeast Asian men are more likely to be deported for past convictions than other immigrant groups, some experts and advocates say. Lam Hong Le is facing deportation.
2 months ago
ICE put this man in custody as soon as he walked out of prison after 32-year sentence
2 months ago

Mother reunited with migrant daughter spotted on the news

ABC News’ Megan Tevrizian has their story and more on Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Central America.
2 months ago
Mother reunited with migrant daughter spotted on the news
2 months ago

Toddler who washed up on Norwegian island is identified

The body of a toddler who washed ashore on Norway’s southwest coast in January has been identified
2 months ago
2 months ago

VP Kamala Harris, Mexican president agree to work together on immigration

The agreement is an acknowledgment that Mexico is a key partner in addressing the root causes of the border crisis.
2 months ago
VP Kamala Harris, Mexican president agree to work together on immigration
2 months ago

Biden team finds 3,900 kids separated under Trump

More than 3,900 children were separated from their families along the border after the Trump administration launched its "zero-tolerance policy," a new report says.
2 months ago
Biden team finds 3,900 kids separated under Trump
2 months ago

Biden's task force finds more than 3,900 children separated from families at border under Trump

More than 3,900 children were separated from their families along the border after the Trump administration launched its "zero-tolerance policy," a new report says.
2 months ago
Biden's task force finds 3,900 children separated from families at border under Trump
2 months ago

Mexican traffickers steal bus trying to smuggle migrants

In a sign of how bold migrant traffickers in Mexico have become, smugglers stole a purple passenger bus near Mexico City, loaded it with 57 people from Haiti, Brazil, Chile and Honduras, and sent off toward the northern city of Monterrey
2 months ago
2 months ago

Deported veteran sues to get naturalization interview in US

The former U.S. Marine who was deported to Mexico.
2 months ago
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Vice president meets with Guatemalan president on immigration

Vice President Kamala Harris said she had a frank conversation with President Alejandro Giammattei about corruption in the country.
2 months ago
Vice president meets with Guatemalan president on immigration
2 months ago

Vice president examining root causes of immigration crisis

Vice President Kamala Harris is meeting with leaders of Central American countries to discuss the surge of migrants at the southern border.
2 months ago
Vice president examining root causes of immigration crisis
2 months ago

Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents
2 months ago
Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status
2 months ago

Boat carrying 81 Rohingya found stranded on Indonesia island

Villagers in Indonesia’s Aceh province have discovered a stranded boat carrying 81 Rohingya Muslims, including children, who had left a refugee camp in Bangladesh
2 months ago
2 months ago

DHS formally rescinds 'remain in Mexico' policy for migrants seeking asylum

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has formally rescinded the "remain in Mexico" policy for migrants seeking asylum enacted during the Trump administration.
2 months ago
DHS formally rescinds 'remain in Mexico' policy for migrants seeking asylum
2 months ago

More US citizens apprehended for moving drugs over border

An increasing number of American citizens have been apprehended as they have tried to smuggle illegal drugs into the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
2 months ago

Citizenship agency eyes improved service without plan to pay

Less than a year after being on the verge of furloughing about 70% of its employees to plug a funding shortfall, the U.S. agency that grants citizenship, green cards and temporary visas wants to improve service without a detailed plan to pay for it
2 months ago
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Families separated at Mexico border build new American life

Keldy Mabel Gonzales Brebe and her sons are trying to rebuild their lives.
2 months ago
Families separated at Mexico border build new American life
2 months ago

Watchdog: US forced deported parents to leave kids behind

A government watchdog says the Trump administration forced migrant parents to leave the United States without their children under its family separation policy
2 months ago
US forced deported parents to leave kids behind: Watchdog
2 months ago

US again extending temporary protected status for Haitians

Biden administration cited social unrest, human rights abuses and other problems
2 months ago
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With more border crossers, US groups seek to stem deaths

Some migrants are willing to risk walking through a dangerous stretch of terrain
2 months ago
2 months ago

US ends use of 2 immigration jails accused of mistreatment

The Biden administration will stop using immigration detention facilities in Massachusetts and Georgia that are the subject of abuse allegations
2 months ago
US ends use of 2 immigration jails accused of mistreatment