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February 14, 2020, 4:34 PM

Chicago-area student freed from immigrant detention center

A suburban Chicago high school student has been released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center as she continues to battle deportation to Honduras
February 14, 2020, 4:34 PM
Chicago-area student freed from immigrant detention center
February 13, 2020, 10:01 PM

Pentagon shifts $3.8B for more border wall construction

The Pentagon will once again shift billions of dollars in its accounts in order to fund hundreds of miles of new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
February 13, 2020, 10:01 PM
Pentagon shifts $3.8B for more border wall construction
February 13, 2020, 9:49 PM

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

The Pentagon is slashing $3.8 billion in recently passed military funding to finance construction of the president's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall
February 13, 2020, 9:49 PM
February 11, 2020, 5:39 PM

Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury

A federal appeals court in California has temporarily halted the deportation of a 5-year-old child who injured his head before immigration agents arrested his family
February 11, 2020, 5:39 PM
Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury
February 8, 2020, 8:31 PM

New Yorkers getting kicked out of 'global entry' program because of immigration law

DHS is kicking New Yorkers out of certain federal programs that let certain travelers speed through border checkpoints because of a new state law.
February 8, 2020, 8:31 PM
New Yorkers getting kicked out of 'global entry' program because of immigration law
February 8, 2020, 5:47 PM

ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury

The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy has sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested
February 8, 2020, 5:47 PM
ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury
February 8, 2020, 11:43 AM

Judge strikes blow to US immigration enforcement tactics

A federal judge has prohibited U.S. immigration authorities from relying on databases deemed faulty to ask law enforcement agencies to hold people in custody
February 8, 2020, 11:43 AM
Judge strikes blow to US immigration enforcement tactics
February 7, 2020, 2:52 PM

Advocates allege ICE neglecting 5-year-old with head injury

Relatives and advocates allege that a 5-year-old boy who fractured his skull in an accident and suffered bleeding around his brain is not being properly treated at an immigration detention center in Texas
February 7, 2020, 2:52 PM
ICE disregarding symptoms of sick child, advocates allege
February 6, 2020, 8:11 PM

ACLU sues ICE over search warrants in Dallas-area raid

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is suing the U.S. government over a raid near Dallas where immigration officials arrested 280 workers
February 6, 2020, 8:11 PM
February 5, 2020, 9:31 PM

Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

The administration is making it harder for migrants to seek refuge in the U.S.
February 5, 2020, 9:31 PM
Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed
February 5, 2020, 8:07 PM

32-year-old US citizen dies in border custody in Texas

A 32-year-old U.S. citizen died Tuesday night after being arrested by Border Patrol agents in South Texas
February 5, 2020, 8:07 PM
32-year-old US citizen dies in border custody
February 4, 2020, 3:24 PM

Inside the tiny Iowa community with an immigration politics paradox

In northeast Iowa, Allamakee County is a microcosm of the cultural, religious and economic tension over immigration at the center of the 2020 campaign.
February 4, 2020, 3:24 PM
Inside the tiny Iowa community with an immigration politics paradox
February 1, 2020, 5:20 PM

Arrests at LA church allege marriage, immigration fraud

The FBI raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles to arrest leaders of an alleged immigration fraud scheme that resulted in sham marriages
February 1, 2020, 5:20 PM
FBI raids Los Angeles church to make immigration fraud bust
January 31, 2020, 9:44 PM

Why Georgia teen who left Mexico as a baby was deported

What happens when a teen with minor infractions gets swept up in President Trump's immigration crackdown?
January 31, 2020, 9:44 PM
Why Georgia teen who left Mexico as a baby was deported
January 30, 2020, 1:30 PM

Strong winds collapse US border wall

A new section of the border wall was being held up by trees after being set in concrete along the California-Mexico border.
January 30, 2020, 1:30 PM
Strong winds collapse US border wall
January 29, 2020, 1:40 AM

Holocaust survivors speak about immigration crisis at US-Mexico border: 'My heart was aching'

Holocaust survivors Mikhl and Millie Baron opened up about their thoughts on immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and recent anti-Semitic crimes.
January 29, 2020, 1:40 AM
Holocaust survivors on immigration crisis at US-Mexico border: 'My heart was aching'
January 28, 2020, 1:57 PM

SCOTUS allows rule to turn away more immigrants

The Supreme Court issued an order Monday to temporarily allow a Trump administration rule that would deny certain immigrants legal status in the U.S.
January 28, 2020, 1:57 PM
SCOTUS allows rule to turn away more immigrants
January 28, 2020, 1:41 PM

Supreme Court allows rule to turn away immigrants who may need public assistance

The Supreme Court issued an order Monday to temporarily allow a Trump administration rule that would deny certain immigrants legal status in the U.S.
January 28, 2020, 1:41 PM
Supreme Court allows rule to turn away immigrants who may need public assistance
January 25, 2020, 11:48 PM

Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

Cross-border garden had been tended since 2007 on bluff overlooking the Pacific.
January 25, 2020, 11:48 PM
January 25, 2020, 5:00 PM

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. to reunite with children they haven't seen in a year and a half
January 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US
January 25, 2020, 12:36 AM

Trump admin to expand fast-track returns of asylum seekers at southern border

It's the latest move by Homeland Security to restrict asylum claims.
January 25, 2020, 12:36 AM
Trump admin to expand fast-track returns of asylum seekers at southern border
January 23, 2020, 6:06 AM

Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona
January 23, 2020, 6:06 AM
January 22, 2020, 8:15 PM

US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism
January 22, 2020, 8:15 PM
January 22, 2020, 2:54 PM

Teacher celebrates becoming US citizen with her students by her side

Annmarie Small came to the U.S. from Jamaica in 2007.
January 22, 2020, 2:54 PM
Teacher celebrates becoming US citizen with her students by her side
1 month ago

Northeastern University student removed from country before court appearance

Civil rights attornies are fighting for an Iranian student after he was arrested at Logan International Aiport and sent out of the country on visa issues.
1 month ago
Northeastern University student removed from country before court appearance
1 month ago

Acting ICE director slams New York City's sanctuary city policy following murder of 92-year-old woman

The acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement slammed New York City's leaders and their sanctuary city policies at a news conference Friday.
1 month ago
Acting ICE director slams New York City's sanctuary city policy
1 month ago

Trump administration targets 'birth tourism' with new vetting plans for visas

The Trump administration plans to move forward with a new rule aimed at stopping what it calls "birth tourism."
1 month ago
Trump administration targets 'birth tourism' with new vetting plans for visas
1 month ago

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Federal immigration officials are turning to a new tactic in the fight over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies
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US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel
1 month ago
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Acting ICE director to speak in NYC amid heated sanctuary policy debate

The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to speak out against New York City's controversial sanctuary policy amid an ongoing dispute.
1 month ago
Acting ICE director to speak in NYC amid heated sanctuary policy debate
1 month ago

Acting ICE director slams New York City's sanctuary city policy

The acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement slammed New York City's leaders and their sanctuary city policies at a news conference Friday.
1 month ago
Acting ICE director slams New York City's sanctuary city policy
1 month ago

Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

Lawyers for a transgender woman from El Salvador who won her release from immigration detention say she has been arrested and taken back to the same New Mexico facility because the U.S. government is appealing a judge's decision
1 month ago
ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release
1 month ago

In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

Immigrants being held in a detention center in remote Lumpkin, Georgia, face a host of challenges in fighting their cases
1 month ago
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Suit over Border Patrol detention conditions goes to trial

The suit filed in 2015 applies to eight Border Patrol facilities in Arizona.
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Trump administration announces completion of 100 miles of border wall construction

The Trump administration announced Friday it has completed 100 miles of barriers along the southern border.
1 month ago
Trump administration announces completion of 100 miles of border wall
1 month ago

Trump praises appeals court decision that military funds can be used for border wall

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing billions of dollars in military construction funds to build a wall on the Southern border.
1 month ago
Trump praises court's decision that military funds can be used for border wall
1 month ago

Southern border arrests continue to decline, challenges remain for immigration authorities

The number of migrants stopped by authorities along the southern border continued to fall into the final month of 2019, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
1 month ago
US border arrests continue to decline, challenges remain for immigration authorities
1 month ago

Appeals court keeps block of Trump immigration rule in place

A federal appeals court in New York has rejected a motion from the Trump administration to overturn an injunction and allow a controversial immigration policy concerning the use of public benefits to take effect
1 month ago
Appeals court keeps block of Trump immigration rule in place
1 month ago

US Customs and Border Protection denies detaining Iranians, Iranian Americans

The Council on Islamic Relations had reported extra questioning of Iranians.
1 month ago
Government denies detaining Iranian Americans coming into country
1 month ago

Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

North Dakota company won $400 million contract to build part of the border wall.
1 month ago
2 months ago

US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

The U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize the private land it needs to build a border wall in South Texas
2 months ago
2 months ago

'No misconduct' found in deaths of 2 migrant children, DHS watchdog says

There was no misconduct found in the deaths of two migrant children who died last December.
2 months ago
'No misconduct' found in deaths of 2 migrant children, DHS watchdog says
2 months ago

What crackdown? Migrant smuggling business adapts, thrives

The business of smuggling migrants to the U.S. southern border is adapting to a year of changes on both sides of the frontier
2 months ago
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A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policies

One Salvadoran family’s migration to the United States over the past year illustrates the profound effect policy changes in the U.S., Mexico and Central America are having
2 months ago
Migration before and after new Trump policies
2 months ago

ICE, IRS search Hispanic grocery stores in Atlanta area

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says three people were taken into custody as agents from its Homeland Security Investigations division worked with the IRS to execute a search warrant at multiple sites in the Atlanta area
2 months ago
ICE conducting search warrants in Atlanta area
2 months ago

Pentagon inspector general opens review into $400 million border wall contract

The Pentagon inspector general has opened a review of a $400 million border wall contract was awarded to Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
2 months ago
Pentagon IG opens review into $400 million border wall contract
2 months ago

Marine veteran was among US citizens detained by ICE, ACLU says

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a U.S. Marine veteran, was detained by ICE for nearly a month despite having proof of U.S. citizenship.
2 months ago
Marine veteran among US citizens detained by ICE, ACLU says
2 months ago

Courts block Trump administration plan to use military funds for border wall

Two federal judges have issued nationwide blocks on the Trump administration's use of $3.6 billion military construction funds to build its border wall.
2 months ago
Courts block Trump administration plan to use military funds for border wall
2 months ago

Pentagon Inspector General reviewing legality of US troop deployments to southern border

The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General has opened a review of the U.S. military deployments to the southern border.
2 months ago
Pentagon IG reviewing legality of US troop deployments to southern border
2 months ago

Border tunnel found in Arizona after 4 migrants caught

It was just 50 yards away from another tunnel discovered last week.
2 months ago