Department Of Homeland Security
'The Border Has Become the United States': How a New Trump Administration Rule Will Expand Fast-Tracked Deportations
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants within the U.S. could be summarily deported without a day in court.
What Latinx ICE and Border Patrol Agents Say About Arresting Immigrants
In 2016, half of all border patrol agents were Hispanic, according to DHS data.
The ACLU Is Suing the Trump Administration to Stop Immigration Raids
ICE arrests in 10 cities are supposed to begin on Sunday, targeting mainly families who recently crossed the border.
For Many Migrants, the Last Leg of the Journey North Is Through a Minefield
The Air Force and Marines conduct live-fire drills on the Barry M. Goldwater Range—which also separates many migrants from freedom or death.
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.
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.
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.
Viewfinder: A Raid on Suspected Human Traffickers in Guatemala
A Guatemalan policeman prepares to take part in an early morning raid during which a suspected human trafficker was taken into custody on May 29th, 2019, in Guatemala City.
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.
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.
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.
ICE's Largest Family Detention Center Is Well Below Capacity
But understanding why the detained population fluctuates so significantly is more complicated than looking at the number of beds.
Why Can't the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in Its Own Ranks?
The Department of Homeland Security fumbled a domestic terrorism report in 2009 that warned about right-wing militias targeting the U.S. Army for recruits.
Kirstjen Nielsen's Role in Family Separation: A Timeline
The secretary of Homeland Security, who resigned over the weekend, oversaw most of the Trump administration's family separation efforts.
Why Trump Wants to Detain Families Indefinitely, and Why He Can't
Since public outrage forced the administration to abandon family separation, it has been searching for ways to guarantee that families remain in detention prior to a final decision on their immigration cases.
Liberian Civil Rights Groups See 'Racial Animus' in Trump Administration Refugee Policy
A new lawsuit alleges the Department of Homeland Security has not terminated DED-status for Liberians based on a sound determination of safety in Liberia.
ICE Libera por lo Menos 15 de los 17 Bebés Detenidos en Dilley, Texas
La medida se produce cinco días después que las organizaciones legales presentaran una queja ante el gobierno por un "aumento alarmante" en la detención de inmigrantes menores de un año.
ICE Has Released at Least 15 of the 17 Babies Detained in Dilley, Texas
The move comes five days after legal organizations filed a complaint with the government over an "alarming increase" in the detention of immigrants under the age of one.
The Number of Babies In ICE Detention at the Border Has Shot Upward Since January
ICE reports there are 17 infants under one year old in a Texas facility—concerning pediatricians and immigration advocates.
House Democrats Subpoenaed Trump Officials Over Family Separation. Here's What We Already Know.
Internal government investigations have revealed that the government was seriously unprepared to implement Trump's zero-tolerance policy.