The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Borders & Immigration
Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus.
Could the U.S. immigration system come to a grinding halt shortly? There are concerns that’s exactly what could happen, due to a budgetary crisis at USCIS.
While the new asylum rule cannot be carried out until legal issues can be debated, the legal limbo is leaving migrants questioning their next steps.
Border apprehension numbers fell 28 percent in June, partly due to a recent crackdown, but also because of soaring summer temperatures.
A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border.
Pentagon officials are considering a new request for military assistance along the southern border, a defense official said Monday.
The United Constitutional Patriots, an armed militia at the southern border in New Mexico, has drawn intense scrutiny after live-streaming its activities on social media. Groups like the UCP routinely litter parts of the border with traps of all brands to discourage — and now detain at gunpoint — migrants from coming to U.S. territory.
Armed militia groups have patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border. However, a New Mexico militia group is raising tensions by detaining illegal immigrants.
The shake-up has accelerated DHS's transformation under Trump to an agency primarily focused on its immigration enforcement efforts.