Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020
"The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for...
SOUTHWEST BORDER: CBP Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths
"Three children died in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s custody in fiscal year 2019, prompting questions about medical care in the agency’s...
Senator Patrick Leahy, Apr. 7, 2020
"Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) led all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee – the Senate committee with jurisdiction over immigration laws, humanitarian protection laws, and constitutional oversight...
GAO, Apr. 9, 2020
"BORDER SECURITY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Management of a Temporary Facility in Texas Raised Concerns about Resources Used
The number of people U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended on the southwest...
Texas Civil Rights Project, Mar. 25, 2020
"Land possessions continue as Trump declares COVID-19 national emergency
Eminent domain attorneys and advocates demand Administration to stop border wall construction, so landowners can shelter in...
Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico, Mar. 20, 2020
"The U.S. and Mexico on Friday agreed to temporarily close the border to nonessential travel in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. ... Acting DHS Secretary Chad...
Katelyn Burns, Vox, Jan. 14, 2020
"The Pentagon — not Mexico — will again be paying for the construction of President Donald Trump’s wall on the US’s southern border, to the tune of $7.2 billion in 2020.
According to a...
Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Jan. 13, 2020
"The Trump administration recently agreed to open its "tent courts," makeshift tribunals where immigrants made to wait in Mexico attend hearings, but lawyers and legal observers say the setup...
Joel Rose, NPR, Jan. 9, 2020
"The judge granted Jesus withholding of removal, a form of protection from deportation. In other words, he won — something that very few migrants at the border can say these days. Jesus thought he might finally...
Hamed Aleaziz, Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Jan. 6, 2020
"Customs and Border Protection officials in DC scrambled to get more information from an official border crossing in Washington state this weekend when they heard reports that officers were...
CAIR, Jan. 5, 2020
"The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is assisting more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans of all ages who were detained at length and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing...
Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 29, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security is opening makeshift immigration tent courts erected along the U.S.-Mexico border to the public, following months of criticism over a lack of transparency...
Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, Dec. 6, 2019
"More immigration judges will begin conducting hearings over video conferencing at tent courts along the US-Mexico border, raising concerns among lawyers about transparency in the immigration process.
GAO, Dec. 3, 2019
"In 2017 and 2018, the Attorney General directed federal prosecutors to prioritize prosecutions of immigration-related offenses such as improper entry, illegal reentry after a prior removal, and alien smuggling.
Astrid Galvan, Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2019
"An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group.
The verdict by a jury in...