Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.
The decision could affect thousands of asylum seekers fleeing violence, particularly from Central America.
The new measure is intended to reduce costs and accelerate proceedings, but even immigration judges are questioning it.
Officials say the new plan is built to address backlog issues. But advocates say it will result in fewer people getting asylum.
The "Remain in Mexico" plan promised humanitarian visas and work permits. But asylum seekers are being sent back to dangerous living conditions.
Far from the border, Chicago's Immigration Court reveals the failings of the nation's asylum system.
A protester holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the James R. Browning United States Courthouse on June 11th, 2019, in San Francisco, California.
While the agreement is being celebrated as a victory by the Mexican government, it may come at the expense of those seeking refuge in the U.S.
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.
As with any data set, understanding Customs and Border Protection's new statistics means looking at more than just the numbers.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security will use the tests to identify what it calls fraudulent families. But advocates say the plan raises privacy concerns.
The new plan could mean more asylum claims will be denied, according to advocates.
A social worker explains how the president's latest memo could affect asylum seekers as they await the outcome of their court proceedings.
For many victims of domestic violence, being detained by customs or border enforcement agencies can re-open or exacerbate past traumas.
The story of Mexico's latest crackdown on U.S.-bound Central American migrants began long before Trump's presidency.
But understanding why the detained population fluctuates so significantly is more complicated than looking at the number of beds.
In the last 10 days, the Remain in Mexico plan was blocked by one judge, only for that judge's preliminary injunction to be stayed by another court.
Attorney General William Barr's decision will make thousands of asylum seekers ineligible for bond—which could significantly increase the number of people ICE tries to detain.
As President Trump considers releasing detained immigrants in sanctuary cities, advocates remind residents that the vast majority of detainees have not committed any crime more serious than crossing the border.