ICE Is Detaining More People Than Ever—and for Longer
Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.
'There Is a Hidden Violence': Jeremy Slack on the Human Tragedy of Deportation
In his new book, Deported to Death, Jeremy Slack undertakes one of the most thorough efforts to date to track the fate of deportees.
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.
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.
The Trump Administration Waives Environmental Regulations (Again) for Border Wall Construction
The Department of Homeland Security is bypassing dozens of laws to speed up the construction of several miles of fencing in Texas.
Asylum Seekers Report Being Victims of Violence While Waiting in Mexico
The "Remain in Mexico" plan promised humanitarian visas and work permits. But asylum seekers are being sent back to dangerous living conditions.
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.
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's Mexico Tariffs Could Start Another Trade War, Economists Warn
This round could be even more costly for U.S. agriculture and consumers.
'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.
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.
Armed Militias on the Border Have a Long—and Often Racist—History
A recent arrest put armed militias patrolling the southern border in the public spotlight, but they have a lineage as long as the border itself.
What Back-and-Forth Decisions on the 'Remain in Mexico' Plan Mean for Asylum Seekers and Their Lawyers
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.
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.
A Federal Judge Blocks Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Plan
A federal judge in San Francisco has issued a preliminary injunction against the Migrant Protection Protocols.
Border Patrol Can Stop Most Americans in Their Own Neighborhoods. Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Wants to Change That.
For Border Patrol, the border encompasses a 100-mile zone that stretches inwards from Mexico, Canada, and every coast.
What Would Closing the Border Mean for the Thousands of American Citizens Who Cross It Each Day for Work?
If President Donald Trump were to close the border, these people's daily lives (and in many cases, their livelihoods), would be deeply affected.
In El Paso, Border Patrol Keeps Families Under a Bridge (in Photos)
The agency said that, with government detention facilities overwhelmed, it had nowhere else to hold the families.
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.
Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Plan Expands, Even as the ACLU Battles It In Court
Some assumed courts would stop the plan immediately. But because the details of the plan remain opaque, advocates have had trouble challenging it.
Did Trump Just Prove There's a Crisis on the Border?
The number of people arrested crossing the southern border skyrocketed last month, according to new statistics. But what's happening is more complicated than the numbers show.