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.
Borders & Immigration
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.
An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.
What is the proper balance between using society’s limited resources to benefit members and helping refugees who seek asylum from persecution and terror?
President Trump’s new policy of separating children from their immigrant parents who are being held for criminal prosecution is ruffling more than the general public’s feathers. Elected officials across the U.S. are finding ways to demonstrate their opposition to this policy through initiatives of their own.
The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memos signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
The outgoing sheriff of metro Phoenix says he was saddened by his defeat after 24 years in office, but expressed no regrets about launching dozens of immigration crackdowns that made him a national political figure but ultimately led to his downfall.
Mexico has been waging a war against drug cartels for decades; capturing Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán matters a great deal to the United States.
New IHS contributor and TV analyst, Sylvia Longmire, offers her expert analysis on how the US Government is having trouble detecting asylum fraud.