U.S. Border Patrol
Immigration Courts Are Replacing Interpreters With Orientation Videos
The new measure is intended to reduce costs and accelerate proceedings, but even immigration judges are questioning it.
Undocumented Workers Are Especially Vulnerable to Border Patrol in Vermont
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
The Authors of Offensive Posts in Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Have Yet to Be Punished
The agency won't say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.
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.
Why Did Border Patrol Arrest Fewer People in June?
New arrest numbers highlight the difficulties experts encounter in interpreting migration patterns.
'A Pervasive Culture of Cruelty': What a Secret Facebook Group Reveals About the U.S. Border Patrol
In the group, current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the death of migrants, posted vulgar images of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and shared racist memes.
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.
The Definition of 'Refugee' Is Out of Date.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.
Border Patrol Has a Long History of Agent Misconduct. Why Hasn't It Been Addressed?
Under President Barack Obama the agency was under the microscope for reform, but under the Trump administration any progress toward that goal has been halted.
Viewfinder: Pop-Up Installations Depicting Crying Children in Cages Appear in New York City
Police take away a pop-up art installation depicting a small child curled up underneath a foil survival blanket in a chain-link cage.
'Come and See Me—My Grave Is Open': Finding Life After Deportation in Nogales, Sonora
Panchito Olachea crossed the border into the U.S. at 16, and was deported at 48. He's now building a community of deportees who, like him, won't try to cross back.
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.
A Closed Border Gate Has Cut Off Three Tohono O'odham Villages From Their Closest Food Supply
An effort to deliver food is only a temporary solution.
The Government Shutdown Puts American Borders Under Increased Stress
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
Tear Gas on the Border Is Only the Beginning of a Standoff That Could Last Months
Legal experts and migrants' rights advocates warn that the crisis will persist as migrants continue to arrive in Tijuana and other border towns.
A Federal Court Rules That U.S. Constitutional Protections Apply to a Mexican Teen Shot by Border Patrol
In a potentially landmark decision, a circuit court judge ruled that the Fourth Amendment should protect Elena Rodriguez, who was a Mexican national killed on Mexican soil.
What Cities Can Do to Circumvent Trump's 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policies
Mayors can take a number of localized actions to combat the harsh policies being implemented by the federal government.
A National Database Notes an Earlier Start Date for Child Separations at the Border
A newly released report shows the parents who crossed into the United States illegally were separated from their children before the Trump administration's zero tolerance practice took effect in May.
Immigration Agencies Are Facing Accusations of Rampant Racial Profiling
But holding the agents accountable has proven especially difficult considering the accusers are often undocumented immigrants with limited legal rights.
Thousands of Children Have Suffered Abuse at the Hands of U.S. Border Protection Agents
A new report shows widespread abuse of minors while they were in custody of Customs and Border Protection.