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Immigration

The latest news on the Biden administration's immigration policy, and the border.


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EXCLUSIVE

8d ago

EXCLUSIVE

First responders in a Texas town are struggling to cope with the trauma of recovering bodies from the Rio Grande

After a record-breaking year of migrant crossings, Eagle Pass is applying for a grant to help pay for therapy and other mental health services.

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

Border Patrol buses carrying?migrants?from Senegal, China, Ecuador, Rwanda and many other countries arrived outside a transit center.
Migrants unload their items off a bus after leaving a processing facility on Feb. 23, 2024, in San Diego.
Migrants unload their items off a bus after leaving a processing facility on Feb. 23, 2024, in San Diego.

EXCLUSIVE

11d ago

EXCLUSIVE

An Interpol Red Notice kept a mother from her kids for 6 years — and then was dropped

Interpol’s Red Notice list to flag criminals, sometimes used punitively, led to the ICE arrest and 6-year detention of a lesbian woman who was granted asylum.
Photo illustration of Jessica Barahona-Martínez, an El Salvadorian woman who was detained by Interpol; the Interpol logo; an inverted American flag.
Photo illustration of Jessica Barahona-Martínez, an El Salvadorian woman who was detained by Interpol; the Interpol logo; an inverted American flag.

Catholic immigrant shelter battles Texas AG, who wants to shut it down

The attorney general says Annunciation House didn't immediately provide requested documents, but the nonprofit says the demand was a ruse to shut it down.
Image: Annunciation House
Image: Annunciation House

EXCLUSIVE

12d ago

EXCLUSIVE

Tennessee firm employed minors to clean meat saws, head splitters at slaughterhouses, feds say

Fayette Janitorial LLC employed 15 children to clean dangerous equipment at a Perdue Farms plant in Virginia and nine to clean a Seaboard Triumph Foods pork plant in Iowa.
Image of an adult Fayette Janitorial worker scooping up animal parts at a processing plant taken by the US Department of Labor during the course of its investigation of Fayette Janitorial Service.
Image of an adult Fayette Janitorial worker scooping up animal parts at a processing plant taken by the US Department of Labor during the course of its investigation of Fayette Janitorial Service.

EXCLUSIVE

12d ago

EXCLUSIVE

Biden admin weighs making it harder to pass asylum test and easier to deport migrants who don't

Making it harder for migrants to qualify for asylum and deporting more recently arrived migrants are considered “low hanging fruit” and actions that can be taken?quickly.
President Joe Biden walks along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Jan. 8, 2023.
President Joe Biden walks along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Jan. 8, 2023.

EXCLUSIVE

13d ago

EXCLUSIVE

Border Patrol's second-highest official to retire amid sexual misconduct allegations

Joel Martinez became acting deputy chief of the Border Patrol in January. The allegations stem from his time working in the Laredo, Texas, border sector.
Customs And Border Patrol Keep Watch At U.S.-Canada Border
Customs And Border Patrol Keep Watch At U.S.-Canada Border

EXCLUSIVE

13d ago

EXCLUSIVE

Latino members of Congress seek changes in translations of immigration documents

Rep. Robert Garcia wants to change a policy requiring congressional offices provide certified translations of non-English documents they're filing on behalf of immigrant constituents.
A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York
A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York

Mexico says it's addressing the high number of asylum requests to Canada

The country's leaders confirmed they were discussing this, with Canada's prime minister saying some people get support from organized crime to reach Canadian territory.
Mexico's President Lopez Obrador Daily Briefing Conference
Mexico's President Lopez Obrador Daily Briefing Conference

How right-wing misinformation on immigration crosses over to the Spanish media

Spanish-language radio shows and social media posts echoed false narratives about the now-dead border deal that originated in English-language conservative media, researchers said.
 a Texas National Guardsman blocks immigrants from passing through razor wire after they crossed the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas on Feb. 1, 2024 from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
 a Texas National Guardsman blocks immigrants from passing through razor wire after they crossed the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas on Feb. 1, 2024 from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Progressives are uneasy with Democrats tilting right on immigration after N.Y. race

“If our pitches were Republican Light and [theirs] were Republican on immigration, I don’t think we’ll ever win that fight in the middle or the long term,” says Rep. Greg Casar, D-Texas.
An aerial view migrants crossing the Rio Grande.
An aerial view migrants crossing the Rio Grande.
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