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Lawsuits Nationwide Seek to Block Trump Policy That Denies Citizenship to Low-Income Earning Immigrants

The updated public charge rule, scheduled to take effect next week, would privilege wealthy immigrants over those who need financial assistance.

A woman wearing a blue shirt and gray jeans stands in line next to a silver barrier, along with her three small children.

DHS Ends 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

Migrant families apprehended at the border will no longer be released into the United States while they wait for their immigration cases to be processed.

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Department of Homeland Security Finally Calls White Supremacy a Threat to the Nation

A new report from the agency calls out White supremacists as drivers of domestic terror.

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Homeland Security Takes Millions From FEMA to Fund Border Programs

Just in time for hurricane season, the Department of Homeland Security commandeers $271 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to cover costs associated with detaining immigrants.

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Homeland Security Expands Fast-Track Deportation Policy

The Trump administration can now deport migrants of undocumented status without giving them an opportunity to appear in court.

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DHS Hits Undocumented Immigrants with Fines of Up to $500,000

The Trump administration is seeking to charge those who did not leave the United States after being ordered to do so.

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Doctors Say Migrants in Need of Medical Care Are Treated Poorly

Recently apprehended asylum-seekers who are only in custody because of their immigration status are reportedly victimized via extreme security measures.

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Pentagon to Build Tent Cities Near Border for 7,500 Migrants

Military personnel will handle construction, but the facilities will still be managed by the Department of Homeland Security.

A Honduran father holds his son as they wait in line to cross the Guatemala-Mexico border and register at an immigration facility in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on January 19, 2019.

Homeland Security to Start DNA Testing at the Border

The pilot program is slated to begin next week.

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Seekers Face Tough New Restraints

The government could soon charge a fee and limit the number of work permits.

A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

DHS Panel Recommends 'Emergency Actions' to Address Migrant Families at Border

Panel of the Homeland Security Advisory Council: “Thousands of migrant children are in danger.”

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Court Blocks Government's 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy

Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU: “Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States.”

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

New Asylum Policy Causes Chaos and Confusion in Courtrooms

ICE attorneys reportedly can’t answer basic questions about the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11, 2017 in Naples, Florida.

FEMA Releases Bank Info, Home Addresses of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors

The agency calls the error a major privacy incident.

A small girl wearing a yellow shirt stands in front of a woman wearing a red shirt and holding a sign that says families belong together. They are protesting the Trump administrations family detention and separation policies for migrants along the souther

Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas

At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.

A Mexican lighthouse shines above the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, CA, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico on November 16, 2018.

Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy

They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.

Central American fathers and their children cuddle and lean against a fence as they wait to be taken into custody after crossing into El Paso, Texas from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops

Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations

Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters. 

Razor wire stretches out in the morning fog near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas, on November 5, 2018 .

Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border

As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.

A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Los Angeles, California.

Judge Temporarily Blocks ICE Agents From Arresting Cambodian Refugees

Many of those targeted fled the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror as children, but are now facing deportation orders.