The Department of Health and Human Services has announced at least 10 temporary sites to shelter thousands of teens and children at convention centers, oil worker camps and military bases.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) internal watchdog warned that an Arizona-based detention facility “threatened the health, safety, and rights of detainees” in a scathing new report detailing lapses in med
The Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to hold thousands of immigrant teenagers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new plan calls for releasing parents and their children after no more than 72 hours. Researchers say children can show symptoms of trauma after spending long periods in custody.
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
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.
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.”
Co-host of The View Meghan McCain questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the reopening of a migrant children facility saying it's a hypocritical move considering President Biden’s criticism of former Pr
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew...
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.
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
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.
CLAIM: The White House confirmed that people living in the country illegally who are convicted of rape or assault will not be deported. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Partly false. On Monday, White House...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biden's efforts to undo one of the more controversial policies of former President Donald Trump's administration – family separations at the border – might be the thorniest, advocates and attorneys said.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Less than a month after imposing strict Covid-19 safety measures on a privately run detention center in California, a federal judge on Thursday put similar restrictions in place to contain a major ...
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm...
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.
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.
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 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.
Hundreds of migrant children are scattered across the country, living in foster care or with relatives, during a pandemic that has all but halted the legal effort to locate their parents.
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.
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