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January 25, 2021, 2:39 PM

Biden administration to pause most ICE deportations, among other immigration policy shifts

The Biden administration this week announced a 100-day pause on deportations of most people living in the country illegally.
January 25, 2021, 2:39 PM
Biden administration to pause most ICE deportations, among other immigration moves
January 24, 2021, 10:40 AM

Citizenship data is latest rollback of Trump census efforts

Census Bureau suspends efforts to create neighborhood-level citizen statistics.
January 24, 2021, 10:40 AM
January 22, 2021, 11:30 PM

President Biden’s immigration plan

Marielena Hincapié from the National Immigration Law Center talks about what she hopes will happen under President Biden’s immigration proposal.
January 22, 2021, 11:30 PM
President Biden’s immigration plan
January 22, 2021, 8:38 PM

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

Texas is asking a court to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations
January 22, 2021, 8:38 PM
January 20, 2021, 10:16 AM

What to know about Joe Biden's pathway to citizenship immigration plan

Biden will send the immigration bill to Congress on his first day in office.
January 20, 2021, 10:16 AM
What to know about Joe Biden's pathway to citizenship plan
January 19, 2021, 8:16 PM

President-elect Joe Biden to send immigration reform bill on day 1 in office

The bill includes an eight-year pathway to citizenship and investment in border security technology.
January 19, 2021, 8:16 PM
President-elect Joe Biden to send immigration reform bill on day 1 in office
January 18, 2021, 10:39 AM

Migrants from Honduras moving through Guatemala, hoping to reach US

Thousands of migrants fled Honduras and are in Guatemala and moving towards Mexico, hoping to ultimately reach the U.S.
January 18, 2021, 10:39 AM
Migrants from Honduras moving through Guatemala, hoping to reach US
January 18, 2021, 12:36 AM

Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan with tear gas, batons

A group of Honduran migrants tried to push through a Guatemalan roadblock.
January 18, 2021, 12:36 AM
January 17, 2021, 5:14 AM

Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

It's part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border.
January 17, 2021, 5:14 AM
January 16, 2021, 10:18 PM

Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

Spanish rescuers safely brought more than 30 migrants to the Canary Islands
January 16, 2021, 10:18 PM
January 10, 2021, 9:30 AM

Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

Trump will travel to the town of Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday.
January 10, 2021, 9:30 AM
January 5, 2021, 1:46 AM

First new DACA applications approved in final weeks of 2020

Approvals are first in years in program for those brought to U.S. as children.
January 5, 2021, 1:46 AM
January 4, 2021, 3:20 AM

Honduran migrant gives birth on Mexico-US border bridge

The Honduran woman was apparently trying to reach the U.S. side.
January 4, 2021, 3:20 AM
1 month ago

Trump's immigration legacy: A border wall Biden vows to freeze

As President Donald Trump prepares to leave office, the border wall remains a divisive symbol of his immigration legacy even as President-elect Joe Biden vows change.
1 month ago
Trump's immigration legacy: A border wall Biden vows to freeze
1 month ago

Birth on a riverbank: Woman's ordeal shows risks at border

A Honduran woman gave birth after being pushed across the Rio Grande in a tire.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Permanent resident facing deportation hoping for Biden's help: 'Need a miracle'

Kelvin Silva faces deportation from ICE, even though he's been a legal permanent resident of the United States since the 1980s.
2 months ago
Permanent resident facing deportation hoping for Biden's help: 'Need a miracle'
2 months ago

Your Voice: DACA ruling excites recipients

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and applicants sound off on the new court ruling and what it means for their future.
2 months ago
Your Voice: DACA ruling excites recipients
2 months ago

Judge: Trump administration must take new DACA applications

The Trump administration must accept new DACA applications.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Biden is facing high hopes, tough choices on border wall

Biden will inherit a massive wall-building effort when he becomes president.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Justices skeptical of Trump bid to exclude all undocumented immigrants from census

President Donald Trump's sweeping order to exclude all undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census faced skepticism Monday from a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.
2 months ago
Supreme Court skeptical of Trump's census plan
2 months ago

2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping at a convenience store have reached a monetary settlement in their lawsuit against the agency
2 months ago
2 months ago

US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse

Several women say they have faced retaliation by authorities for coming forward.
2 months ago
US to stop deporting women who alleged abuse by Georgia gynecologist -- for now
2 months ago

Judge strikes blow to Trump immigration policy

A preliminary injunction has been issued to stop the deportation of immigrant children who cross the border alone.
2 months ago
Judge strikes blow to Trump immigration policy
2 months ago

How Biden would overhaul Trump’s immigration policies

Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, outlines the president-elect’s immigration plan.
2 months ago
How Biden would overhaul Trump’s immigration policies
2 months ago

Judge: DHS head didn't have authority to suspend DACA

A federal judge in New York ruled that Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully
2 months ago
3 months ago

Mexico to stop holding child migrants in detention centers

The United Nations and other organizations are applauding changes to Mexico’s immigration law that would prohibit holding migrant children in immigration detention centers
3 months ago
3 months ago

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they were arrested
3 months ago
3 months ago

Where are the children? One family’s experience at the US-Mexico border

ABC looks at the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" policy amid reports that hundreds of migrant children remain separated from their parents after officials took them into custody at the border.
3 months ago
Where are the children? One family’s experience at the US-Mexico border
3 months ago

The future of DACA

The future of these citizens, who were brought to the U.S. as child immigrants, continues to hang in the balance, as they are caught in a political fight that predates the Trump administration.
3 months ago
The future of DACA
3 months ago

One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

Shooting occurred in investigation of a suspected human smuggling operation.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Parents of 545 kids separated at border still haven't been found: ACLU

After nearly two years, over 500 families are still separated.
3 months ago
Parents of 545 kids separated at border still haven't been found: ACLU
3 months ago

Fallout after new report on missing parents separated at the border

The ACLU said in a new court filing they’ve been unable to reach parents of 545 migrant children as a result of the Trump administration’s child separation policy.
3 months ago
Fallout after new report on missing parents separated at the border
3 months ago

Parents of over 500 migrant children missing after border separation, ACLU says

The ACLU said it’s searching for families as far back as June 2018 that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland security refuted accusations.
3 months ago
Parents of over 500 migrant children missing after border separation, ACLU says
3 months ago

How Donald Trump's immigration policies have taken shape

Professor Bill Hing takes stock of the president's impact on immigration versus prior administrations.
3 months ago
How Donald Trump's immigration policies have taken shape
3 months ago

Spotlight on Trump’s administration record on immigration

A Wisconsin farmer and a DACA recipient discuss how immigration policy affects their daily lives.
3 months ago
Spotlight on Trump’s administration record on immigration
4 months ago

Boston mayor: Video of ICE stop of Black man 'disturbing'

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has called about a video that shows a Black jogger being questioned by immigration agents “disturbing” and “unacceptable.”
4 months ago
4 months ago

At least 6 immigrants died after 'inadequate' care in US custody since 2017: Report

A new congressional report describes deficiencies in ICE health care that resulted in several deaths.
4 months ago
6 immigrants died after 'inadequate' care in US custody since 2017: Report
4 months ago

Over 1,500 refugees from Moria Camp will be resettled in Germany

The German government said it would accept 1,500 refugees who were displaced by last week's fire in the Moria camp in Greece.
4 months ago
Over 1,500 refugees from Moria Camp will be resettled in Germany
4 months ago

Attorney: US deports woman who alleged sex assault by guards

An immigrant woman who accused guards of sexually assaulting her at a detention center has been deported, weeks after she was interviewed by investigators
4 months ago
4 months ago

Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic

Only about 338 of the 2,700 Central Americans approved to come to the U.S. can.
4 months ago
Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic
5 months ago

Federal court blocks order to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census

A three-judge panel ruled that the president's order was unlawful.
5 months ago
Federal court blocks order to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census
5 months ago

ICE reveals results of latest immigration arrest operation amid pandemic

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week announced the end to a series of nationally coordinated arrests which resulted in more than 2,000 immigrants taken...
5 months ago
ICE reveals results of latest immigration arrest operation amid pandemic
5 months ago

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

A federal judge has blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum
5 months ago
5 months ago

US detaining more migrant children in hotels despite outcry

The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
5 months ago

Evangelicals ask Ivanka Trump to help protect migrant kids

More than a dozen prominent evangelicals are appealing to first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump to help ensure the Trump administration adheres to federal anti-trafficking law in its treatment of unaccompanied migrant children
5 months ago
5 months ago

ACLU: migrant family separation has not ended

Lee Gelernt of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project discusses the ongoing fallout from the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the border.
5 months ago
ACLU: migrant family separation has not ended
5 months ago

Citizenship agency faces delays, potential staff cuts ahead of election

The federal government agency that handles U.S. asylum requests, processes visa applications and grants citizenship is preparing to furlough most of its employees.
5 months ago
Citizenship agency faces delays, potential staff cuts ahead of election
5 months ago

Judge: Outside experts can visit immigrant detention center

A federal judge says she'll allow two outside experts to inspect an immigration detention center in Virginia that has seen the worst coronavirus outbreak at any such facility in the nation
5 months ago
6 months ago

ICE agents discover ‘most sophisticated’ drug tunnel in US history

The reinforced tunnel found near Yuma, Arizona, is big enough to smuggle drugs and humans and stretches from San Luis, Arizona, into Mexico.
6 months ago
ICE agents discover ‘most sophisticated’ drug tunnel in US history
6 months ago

What you need to know about DACA

Less than two months after the Supreme Court ruled it didn't violate federal law, the Trump administration moves again to end DACA.
6 months ago
What you need to know about DACA