Pentagon officials are considering a new request for military assistance along the southern border, a defense official said Monday.
Borders & Immigration
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.
One in Six Migrant Children in the U.S. Are Staying at a Shelter Operated By a Private Equity Tycoon
Thousands of migrant kids face an uncertain future in facilities like Homestead, and to some, the problem is bigger than Campbell and CHS.
As the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy hits its anniversary, the promise to criminally prosecute everyone who crosses the Mexico border illegally has been forced to evolve. Today the reality is families come first.
The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as "catch and release."
Tens of thousands of U.S. immigration officers and agents are showing up for work each day to guard the Mexico border; due to the the current government shutdown, none of them are getting paid.
Like most Border Patrol stations, the checkpoint outside Alamogordo, N.M. is not set up to house children. But 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo and his father were there on Christmas Eve, and the boy was growing sicker.
Thousands of Central Americans who traveled north to the U.S. border in the fall, drawing dire warnings from President Trump, have settled into an uneasy existence in Tijuana, facing a backlash on both sides of the border.