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25 Mar 2021

Biden administration to open second facility for migrant children in Texas

The Biden administration plans to open a second facility to house migrant children in Texas amid a surge in accompanied minors traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday.
The Biden administration plans to open a second facility to house migrant children in Texas amid a surge in accompanied...

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22 Mar 2021

DHS chief says border closed, won’t give timeline for facilities capable of handling surge of unaccompanied children

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined Sunday to provide a timeline for when the Biden administration will open new facilities capable of handling the surge of unaccompanied children at the southern border.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined Sunday to provide a timeline for when the Biden administration...

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18 Mar 2021

How the Biden administration is dealing with unaccompanied children at the US-Mexico border

On this week's episode of The Debrief, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett takes a look at the influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border, and what is being done to help them find safety.
On this week's episode of The Debrief, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett takes a look at the influx of...

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13 Mar 2021

Children Spend Days In Crude Facilities As U.S. Border Resources Overwhelmed Again

A record number of minors are being held in warehouse-style facilities as the Biden administration struggles to address a cyclical surge of unaccompanied children and teens crossing into the U.S.
A record number of minors are being held in warehouse-style facilities as the Biden administration struggles to address...
11 Mar 2021

Biden administration scrambles to respond to surge of migrant children at the U.S. border

The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly challenging the Biden administration, with the number of detained migrant children tripling in recent weeks, according to the New York Times. Almost half are being held longer than permitted by law. Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.
The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly challenging the Biden administration, with the number of...
6 Mar 2021

Biden administration to transform family detention centers into migrant screening hubs: report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly drafting plans to transform family migrant detention centers in South Texas into screening hubs as the Biden administration faces a growing number of migrants
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly drafting plans to transform family migrant detention centers in...

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4 Mar 2021

Former Trump Attorney General Sessions regrets migrant family separations

Jeff Sessions, the top official behind former President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" border strategy, says it was "unfortunate" that migrant children and parents were not reunited quickly after being split apart at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jeff Sessions, the top official behind former President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" border strategy, says it was...
2 Mar 2021

ICE investigators tapped private utility database to pursue immigration violations

ICE’s use of the vast database offers another example of how government agencies have targeted commercial sources to access information they are not authorized to compile on their own. One researcher called it “a massive betrayal of people’s trust": “When you sign up for electricity, you don’t expect them to send immigration agents to your front door.”
ICE’s use of the vast database offers another example of how government agencies have targeted commercial sources to...
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23 Feb 2021

Biden is trying to rein in ICE with new immigration enforcement priorities

Among President Joe Biden’s key campaign promises on immigration was to end Trump-era policies that threatened all undocumented immigrants with deportation and to identify new priorities for enforcement that protect families, workers, and longtime residents.
Among President Joe Biden’s key campaign promises on immigration was to end Trump-era policies that threatened all...

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19 Feb 2021

Biden administration nixes last-minute Trump deal giving ICE union veto power over policy

The Biden administration on Tuesday struck down a last-minute union contract the Trump administration signed with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees, squashing a deal that would have allowed the uni
The Biden administration on Tuesday struck down a last-minute union contract the Trump administration signed with...
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17 Feb 2021

Sinclair has repeatedly turned to a former Trump immigration official who defended family separation for commentary

Since mid-January, the conservative local TV conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has turned to Mark Morgan, Trump’s former acting chief of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), nearly a dozen times for commentary on immigration. But Morgan, who recently joined an extremist anti-immigrant organization, has a history of making numerous extreme and false statements about the topic during the Trump administration -- such as defending Trump’s family separation policy and applauding the Trump administration for detaining children in cages.
Since mid-January, the conservative local TV conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has turned to Mark Morgan, Trump’s...

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13 Feb 2021

Biden admin to name refugee advocate director of task force to reunite separated families, say sources

Michelle Brané of the Women's Refugee Commission will be named director of the Biden task force reuniting migrant families separated under Trump, say sources.  The selection of Brané, director of migrant rights and justice programs at the Women's Refugee Commission, is welcome news to the immigration advocate community, as most of the task force is made of government officials.
Michelle Brané of the Women's Refugee Commission will be named director of the Biden task force reuniting migrant...

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11 Feb 2021

Judge extends restraining order against Biden’s deportation freeze

A federal judge on Tuesday extended by two weeks a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration's 100-day deportation freeze in one of the earliest legal battles over the new president's policy agenda.
A federal judge on Tuesday extended by two weeks a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration's...
6 Feb 2021

Biden says he wants to reunite migrant families. It will not be easy

Families are still separated years after President Trump's policy ended. Latin America correspondent Kevin Sieff on the experiences of some migrant families. Plus, immigration policy expert Ali Noorani explains what it would take to reunite families.
Families are still separated years after President Trump's policy ended. Latin America correspondent Kevin Sieff on the...

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6 Feb 2021

U.S. releasing hundreds of Central American families from increasingly busy custody

U.S. officials in Texas are releasing an increasing number of Central American migrant families from custody as local authorities in Mexico have baulked at taking them back and border patrol facilities risk becoming overcrowded.
U.S. officials in Texas are releasing an increasing number of Central American migrant families from custody as local...
30 Jan 2021

Court allows US border officials to swiftly return unaccompanied migrant children under Trump era policy

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the federal government can quickly return unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the US-Mexico border under a public health order put in place under former President Donald Trump.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the federal government can quickly return unaccompanied migrant children...
23 Jan 2021

Biden administration to pause deportations, curtail arrests

Acting Homeland Security chief orders immigration agencies to focus on national security, aggravated felons and recent border crossers.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske issued a memo hours after President Biden’s inaugural Wednesday setting strict limits for arresting and deporting immigrants while the department reviews its policies and practices. He also imposed an “immediate” 100-day pause on the deportations of certain noncitizens, to take effect no later than Friday.
Acting Homeland Security chief orders immigration agencies to focus on national security, aggravated felons and recent...
7 Jan 2021

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Homeland Security Department faces a delicate balancing act between immigration advocates calling for an overhaul of deportation policy and law enforcement groups that favor strong borders.
President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Homeland Security Department faces a delicate balancing act between...
31 Dec 2020

Feds Can’t Back Out of Landmark Deal Protecting Immigrant

The Trump administration failed to satisfy the requirements of a landmark settlement when it sought to impose new rules governing the detention and release of immigrant children in federal custody ...
The Trump administration failed to satisfy the requirements of a landmark settlement when it sought to impose new rules...

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29 Dec 2020

Immigration court backlog hits record levels as hearings postponed due to COVID-19

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The backlog at U.S. immigration courts reached a record 1,281,586 cases at the end of November, as new filings continue to outpace completions, according to a new report.
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The backlog at U.S. immigration courts reached a record 1,281,586 cases at the end of...
15 Dec 2020

Why immigrant advocates can’t locate 628 parents separated in 2017

Rebeca Sanchez Ralda, a Guatemalan lawyer and human rights defender, set out recently on a seemingly impossible task: Locating the missing father of a 4-year-old girl separated in 2017 at the Texas border under the Trump administration's notorious family separation policy.
Rebeca Sanchez Ralda, a Guatemalan lawyer and human rights defender, set out recently on a seemingly impossible task:...

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1 Dec 2020

House Dems subpoena ICE detention facility over allegations of medical abuse

House Democrats subpoenaed a private prison firm Wednesday after it refused to hand over documents related to allegations of medical abuse and Covid safety hazards among undocumented immigrants.  The facility has been accused of sterilizing women without their consent.
House Democrats subpoenaed a private prison firm Wednesday after it refused to hand over documents related to...
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25 Nov 2020

Justice Department places new pressure on immigrants facing deportation

The Justice Department is requiring some immigrants facing deportation to file to stay in the United States in a matter of weeks, a highly unusual move that puts them at a disadvantage and at an increased risk of removal.
The Justice Department is requiring some immigrants facing deportation to file to stay in the United States in a matter...
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7 Nov 2020

While Americans voted, the Trump administration quietly revoked the union rights of immigration judges, which could jeopardize their independence

The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled this week that immigration judges are "managers," not workers, denying them the right to collectively bargain.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled this week that immigration judges are "managers," not workers, denying them...

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31 Oct 2020

Hispanic Caucus demands ICE suspend expedited removals

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) on Thursday demanded that the Trump administration suspend a program that allows federal immigration agents to quickly deport many foreign nationals without a hearing or the possibility of appeal.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) on Thursday demanded that the Trump administration suspend a program that allows...

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20 Oct 2020

Ramped up ICE arrests amid Covid outbreaks show irresponsible disregard, Hispanic Caucus says

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is demanding answers from the Trump administration over ramped-up ICE arrests in at least nine states at a time when several detention facilities are battling ongoing coronavirus outbreaks.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is demanding answers from the Trump administration over ramped-up ICE arrests in at...
17 Oct 2020

Immigration Court Hearings are Open to the Public, but Access is Often Controlled by ICE Attorneys and Judges

Immigration courts are open to the public, but respondents and their attorneys choose whether to allow observers into individual hearings. ICE attorneys apply pressure in the courtroom to get reporters expelled
Immigration courts are open to the public, but respondents and their attorneys choose whether to allow observers into...
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