Why Did Border Patrol Arrest Fewer People in June?
New arrest numbers highlight the difficulties experts encounter in interpreting migration patterns.
What Will Happen If Trump Speeds Up the Asylum Process?
Officials say the new plan is built to address backlog issues. But advocates say it will result in fewer people getting asylum.
DMV Employees Have Been Accused of Collaborating With ICE. This Isn't the First Time.
This week, public records revealed how ICE has scanned facial data from millions of driver's license photos. But the agency's collaboration with state DMVs might go deeper.
Can Trump Use an Executive Order to Add the Citizenship Question to the Census?
The Supreme Court rejected the reasoning behind the administration's proposed addition of the question, so the president would need to provide a new rationale.
Which Reports on Immigrant Detention Conditions Can We Trust?
The government's own internal report confirms some of the claims made by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others this week.
Cory Booker's Immigration Plan Focuses on Day-One Changes
The 2020 candidate's plan focuses on executive actions that could happen with or without Congress getting on board.
Florida's Governor Limits the Voting Rights of Former Felons
The legislation, which disproportionately affects black voters, will prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting.
'Stonewall Is Now': Black and Migrant Trans Women March in El Paso (in Photos)
A coalition of black and migrant trans women say they're fighting for survival against an immigration and criminal justice system that has endangered their lives.
At the Debate, Democrats Slammed Trump's Treatment of Detained Migrant Children. Did Obama Do Any Better?
Biden went after Trump for denying detained children beds, blankets, and toothbrushes. But the Obama administration did the same thing, albeit in different circumstances.
The Supreme Court Deals Trump a Defeat on the Census Citizenship Question
The high court's decision didn't take issue with the question itself, but rather the administration's tactics.
The Definition of 'Refugee' Is Out of Date. And It's Leaving People Behind.
The international idea of who counts as a refugee is over half a century old. But today the lines between "refugee," "migrant," and "illegal border crosser" have all begun to blur.
Ahead of the First Democratic Debates, Only Three Candidates Have Released Immigration Plans
All of the 2020 Democrats want immigration reform, but so far only a few of them have described what that would entail.
If Conditions for Detained Migrant Children Got Worse, How Would We Know?
Detention centers on the border are notorious for being "black boxes," and outside monitoring is rare.
What Laws Protect Detained Children From Mistreatment on the Border?
Federal statute protects the most basic of children's rights—but advocates say the government is still trying to find loopholes.
Guatemalans Vote in an Atmosphere of Distrust and Corruption (in Photos)
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Trump Claims ICE Will Deport 'Millions' in the Coming Weeks. Is That Even Possible?
The announcement likely has to do more with Trump's re-election campaign than an actual ICE operation. But that won't stop it from spreading fear through immigrant communities.
What's Actually Causing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Immigrant Detention Centers?
While conspiracy theorists blame the spread of the disease on the migrants themselves, research indicates that severe overcrowding in U.S. detention facilities and shelters on the Mexican side of the border are causing outbreaks.
What Would Temporary Protected Status Mean for Venezuelans Who Have Fled to the U.S.?
Because the protection is only a temporary status and doesn't offer a path to citizenship, it puts recipients in a legal gray zone.
The Data Breach on the Border Raises Concerns About a 'Smart Wall'
Hackers got access to photos of border crossers and their license plates this week, raising questions about border authorities' plans to collect reams of sensitive biometric information.
Trump Will Cut Classes and Recreation for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
A former Obama administration official says that canceling classes hurts children's mental health and could also make it harder to catch physical health issues.
The U.S. Is Using the Tariff Threat to Push Mexico to Accept Most Asylum Seekers
The Trump team is working on a "safe third country" agreement with Mexico, which would make migrants who travel through Mexico ineligible for asylum in the United States.
Are There More Migrant Minors Who Have Died in Government Custody?
The agency in charge of unaccompanied minors arriving on the border couldn't answer key questions about the number of children who have died since Trump took office.
Why Is Border Patrol Stopping Greyhound Buses in Pennsylvania?
Customs and Border Protection searches of buses have increased—even far from the border.
'I Am Not a Coward': Key Takeaways From the President of Mexico's Letter to Trump
As Trump announced he would raise tariffs on Mexican goods, the president of Mexico published an open letter to Trump.
Experts Say the Census Citizenship Question Would Undercount Latinxs. Documents Show That May Be the Intention.
The hard drive of a deceased GOP strategist reveals an effort to undercount Democratic Latinxs.
Beto O'Rourke's Immigration Plan Would Treat the Problem More Like a Refugee Crisis
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan also includes $5 billion in aid funding to multiple Central American countries.
California Could Tighten Reporting Requirements for Migrant Deaths in Custody
A new bill is making its way through the state legislature as recent reports of migrant child deaths raise concerns about transparency.
Can We Be Sure Only Six Migrant Children Have Recently Died in Government Custody?
We now know of six children who died after spending time in government custody in the last eight months. Advocates and politicians have raised the alarm that there could be more.
ICE Is Hugely Overspending Its Detention Budget—Again
Immigration advocates argue that ICE detention has exploded because the Trump administration is targeting more immigrants than ever before.
A Fifth Migrant Child Died in U.S. Custody. Why Does This Keep Happening?
The government is keeping children in rudimentary detention facilities for extended periods of time, in the care of agents who are not trained to recognize when children are ill.
Trump's Immigration Plan Doesn't Address DACA. What's Going to Happen to Dreamers?
Without action from the president or Congress, DACA is unlikely to survive through the end of the year.
One Reason Migrant Children Are Dying in Government Custody: Authorities Can't Tell When They're Sick
Two recent deaths have renewed questions about whether or not the government can adequately care for minors in its custody.
Studies Show Fears About Migration and Disease Are Unfounded
Research has found that migrants and refugees don't spread diseases to host populations, though migrants themselves are often at higher risk of illness because of poor living conditions.
The Government's Numbers Show Increasing Border Arrests. Does That Mean the U.S. Is Facing an Illegal Immigration Crisis?
As with any data set, understanding Customs and Border Protection's new statistics means looking at more than just the numbers.
A Court Just Handed Trump an Immigration Victory. What Will It Mean for Asylum Seekers?
A federal court has decided to allow the administration to continue sending asylum seekers back to Mexico as the lawsuit against the Remain in Mexico plan makes its way through the legal system.
Has ICE Found a Way to Get Around Sanctuary Policies?
The agency announced a new policy meant to combat sanctuary city policies, but legal experts say ICE's actual motives might be different.
No One Agrees on the Map of Sanctuary States. We Made One Anyway.
We collected a list of states with sanctuary—and anti-sanctuary—policies. But it was more complicated than you might think.
Why Is Border Patrol Planning to DNA Test Asylum Seekers?
The Department of Homeland Security will use the tests to identify what it calls fraudulent families. But advocates say the plan raises privacy concerns.
Trump Wants to Train Border Patrol to Conduct Asylum Interviews
The new plan could mean more asylum claims will be denied, according to advocates.
What Will Happen If Trump Cancels Work Permits for Asylum Seekers?
A social worker explains how the president's latest memo could affect asylum seekers as they await the outcome of their court proceedings.
Trump Wants to Deport More People Without Hearings
Under a new plan, people who have been in the country for up to two years would be treated as if they just crossed the border—and they could be swiftly deported.