Complex forces are driving an increase in the number of migrant families and unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. Many say President Joe Biden’s positions on immigration, whether real or rumored, have influenced their decisions
An overwhelmed Border Patrol realized it did not have enough officers trained to care for vulnerable detainees in its custody, so it created a new position: processing coordinator.
PHOENIX (AP) — A border wall. Smugglers. Small children being dropped into America in the darkness. A grainy video released Wednesday by authorities — its figures visible only in ghostly...
A Trump-era health order that has been continued by President Biden’s administration was used to expel more than half of the migrants at the southern border in recent weeks, according to a
As the influx in undocumented immigrants and children flood the U.S.-Mexico border and more expected to show up on the coming days, local leaders are weighing in on the challenges mounting at the border and steps being put in place to help.
When 149 migrants were escorted onto a bridge by U.S. Border Patrol agents, they had no idea where they were being taken. Many collapsed, crying, when they learned they were back in Mexico.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday during a visit to El Paso, Texas, that, “It's more than a crisis. This is human heartbreak.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday called the wave of migrants a difficult challenge but nothing new.
President Joe Biden’s administration is refusing to allow lawyers who inspect facilities where immigrant children are detained to enter a Border Patrol tent in Texas where agents are holding hundreds of youths
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Thursday said the surge in migrant children being held at the U.S.-Mexico border is “approaching a crisis” that could be exacerbated by further waves of families from Latin American countries.
The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities intended for adults climbed on Tuesday, surpassing record highs from the previous day, according to new figures reviewed by CNN.
President Biden is facing a growing dilemma at the southern border that shows few signs of abating: the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States steadily increasing in recent weeks.
The Biden administration is facing an increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing into the United States, placing added strain on a system operating under limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After the U.S. killed a top Iranian general in 2020, it stopped and held 277 people — dozens of them American citizens or legal permanent residents — at the border during “heightened security measures.”
This report presents a historical overview of how U.S. Border Patrol has been steeped in institutional racism and has committed violent acts with near impunity since its founding nearly 100 years ago.
The head U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday announced the Trump administration has completed its goal of 450 miles of new border wall along the Southwest border, and said Congress has given the agency enough money to finish 738 miles. Mark Morgan, CBP acting commissioner, in a call with media on Tuesday afternoon called it a "monumental achievement" and once again defended the strategical importance of constructing the 30-foot-tall metal bollards through desert, mountains and thick brush from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. And in response to a question from Border Report, he defended that Congress believes in the border wall saying it appropriated $1.375 billion recently to build it.
British Airways, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic said on Monday they will allow only passengers who test negative for the coronavirus to fly to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
President-elect Joe Biden pledged to end construction of his predecessor's signature border wall, but halting the ongoing, multibillion-dollar project will be an arduous, complex and potentially costly process.
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and CBP Agriculture Specialists working at El Paso area ports of entry made nine agriculture seizures during the previous week. Violators were fined a combined $2,400 and had their prohibited items seized. Included in those seizures were peppers and tomatoes, which have been prohibited for entry since November
Immigration lawyers say Border Patrol agents are detaining about 65 immigrant children at a station in South Texas in poor conditions, with no room for social distancing and some wearing the same masks they had when they crossed the border
Children from Central America are being sent across the border to Mexico, where they may not have any family. An internal email said the transfers violated the government’s own policies.
Considering a tribe’s claims that a border wall construction site in San Diego contains cultural resources and possibly ancestral burial sites, a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday appeared unlikely to st...
Customs and Border Protection "did not adequately safeguard" sensitive data during its facial recognition technology pilot last year, according to a new government watchdog report.
Medical services for migrants in Customs and Border Protection custody are at risk of lapsing unless the agency acts quickly to secure a new medical contract for the southwest border, according to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general alert.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the...
Even as the Republican convention tries to soften President Trump’s image, he has made it clear that the extreme immigration policies of his first four years will be central to his re-election pitch.
The number of immigrants arrested at the southwestern border has more than doubled since the spring, fueled by Mexico’s economic slump and a Trump administration policy that migrants say works in their favor.
CBP final rule amending the regulations to provide that foreign media representatives from China may no longer be admitted for an indefinite period, but instead for up to a 90-day period with the ability to apply for extensions of status. The rule is effective 5/8/20. (85 FR 27645, 5/11/20)
A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there was confusion about how it was all working.
The Trump administration is deploying troops to the southern border as a result of uncertainty over the future of one of its key asylum policies, US Customs and Border Protection announced Friday.
The House Oversight Committee accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials on Tuesday of stonewalling an investigation into a secret Facebook group made up of current and former Border Patrol members which contained offensive content about migrants.
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that border officials in Washington state “got a little overzealous” when they detained Iranian and...
The top official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection has admitted border officers wrongly held and interrogated Iranian-born travellers — many of them Canadian and American citizens — at the Canada-U.S. border after military tensions with Iran escalated last month.
The number of border apprehensions has dropped for the eighth straight month, following crackdowns by the Trump administration that include forcing asylum seekers back over the U.S.-Mexico border to wait out their claims, a Homeland Security official said Monday.
In a bulletin issued by the tactical analytical unit (TAU) in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Seattle Field Office, officers were instructed to conduct vetting on all individuals who met ...
A Blaine-area Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer says the recent “extreme vetting” of travelers with Iranian backgrounds occurred under the direction of Blaine port managers. The ...
Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children.
A federal investigation into recent detentions of Iranian-American travelers in Blaine is underway, after members of Congress and civil rights groups expressed concern about the extreme vetting.
As the agency charged with safeguarding the American people and the nation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection remains vigilant and is operating with an enhanced security posture at U.S. ports of entry.
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Customs and Border Protection denied reports of Iranian Americans being detained and refused entry to the United States over the weekend after a series of social media posts claimed that Iranian Americans had been held for extended periods of time at a port of entry in Blaine, Washington, at the Canadian border.
Over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection agents detained more than 60 American citizens and green card holders at a border crossing in Blaine, Washington, because they were of Iranian heritage. Agents allegedly held these individuals for up to 11 hours, questioning them about their families, politics, and allegiance to Iran. CBP insisted that it did not detain anyone "because of their country of origin," a claim contradicted by firsthand accounts from travelers and attorneys in Blaine.
U.S. border officers charged with turning away asylum seekers under Trump administration policy accused their leadership of misleading the public and disregarding concerns for their own safety, according to documents released to The Associated Press.
The Post reported Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security had proposed a regulation that would make facial recognition scans mandatory not only for noncitizens entering and exiting the country but for citizens as well. Advocates were alarmed, and, after some outcry, officials not only appeared to reverse course: They also insisted they had never been walking in the wrong direction to start with.
The Department of Homeland Security's inadequate medical technology and record-management for the thousands of migrants who pass through its custody are contributing to poor care and even deaths, according to lawsuit records reviewed by POLITICO.
Customs and Border Protection knowingly lacked the IT systems capable of tracking separated migrant families when it implemented the Department of Homeland Security’s zero-tolerance policy in May 2018 for immigrants illegally entering the country. CBP "adopted various ad hoc methods" for tracking detainees without "adequate guidance" from DHS, resulting in "widespread errors," according to a DHS Office.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need reasonable suspicion but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry, a practice that has been growing in recent years.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Tuesday that they have apprehended 851,508 migrants between ports of entry in Fiscal Year 2019, including a record number of family units.
An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones.
An asylum-seeker from Honduras who presented himself at the southern border this summer seeking protection was forced to wait in Mexico until his court date in the United States. In case the government needed to contact him, a Border Patrol officer listed an address on his forms: Facebook.The man, who asked to only be identified by his last name Gutierrez, told BuzzFeed News that shortly before he was sent back to Mexico along with his family, a Border Patrol agent asked him to confirm that a shortened version of his name was indeed the one he used on Facebook.