The new measure is intended to reduce costs and accelerate proceedings, but even immigration judges are questioning it.
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
The agency won't say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.
In 2016, half of all border patrol agents were Hispanic, according to DHS data.
New arrest numbers highlight the difficulties experts encounter in interpreting migration patterns.
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.
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 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.
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.
Police take away a pop-up art installation depicting a small child curled up underneath a foil survival blanket in a chain-link cage.
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.
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.
An effort to deliver food is only a temporary solution.
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
Legal experts and migrants' rights advocates warn that the crisis will persist as migrants continue to arrive in Tijuana and other border towns.
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.
Mayors can take a number of localized actions to combat the harsh policies being implemented by the federal government.
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.
But holding the agents accountable has proven especially difficult considering the accusers are often undocumented immigrants with limited legal rights.
A new report shows widespread abuse of minors while they were in custody of Customs and Border Protection.