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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.

A is man wearing a striped shirt as he carries a child from and they descend a hill, just before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fence and turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol, on December 16, 2018.

Agents Fire Tear Gas at Migrants Attempting to Cross Southern Border

A Department of Homeland Security official called the families seeking asylum a “violent mob.” An eyewitness said otherwise.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent takes an immigrant into custody after she passed through a breach in the U.S.-Mexico border fence on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Restrictions on Who Can Seek Asylum

He ruled that the Trump administration’s policy of denying asylum for survivors of domestic and gang violence is “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the immigration law.”

A migrant wearing a green and black shirt carries a child as he approaches the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 16, 2018.

Asylum-Seekers Camp on U.S. Soil, Demand Immediate Processing

A group of Honduran migrants are challenging a United States’ decision to make people wait in Mexico if the nation is experiencing capacity strains.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stand guard at the Tecate, Mexico, port of entry into the United States on December 4, 2018.

Border Protection Didn't Tell Congress About Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant to Avoid 'Politicizing' Her Passing

Representative Joaquin Castro: “This is going to be a very serious problem for him and an issue that the next Congress will look into.”

U.S. Border Patrol agents walk back to their vehicles after taking immigrants into custody after they climbed over the U.S.-Mexico border fence from Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.

This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.

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 Claims Jump Almost 70 Percent in 2018

The Department of Homeland Security released statistics that indicate a huge increase in asylum applications at the southwest border.

A blue sign points to the pedestrian crossing to the U.S. near the U.S./Mexico border.

Trump Can Continue to Ignore Environmental Laws While Building Border Wall

The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge brought by groups that say construction would pose a serious threat.

Small children wearing shorts stand with their mother outside a temporary migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border  in Tijuana, Mexico on November 20, 2018.

Chaos Continues at U.S. Border, Migrants Explore Their Options

Many have to decide if they will continue to fight for asylum in the United States.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

With Detention Centers at Capacity, ICE Begins Releasing Immigrant Families

Unable to keep up with case files at the Arizona-Mexico border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing apprehended immigrants to churches and other nonprofits.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on Family Separation Policy

The government watchdog spotlights widespread disarray among federal agencies tasked with implementing the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

Bill would bar DHS from arresting child sponsors on immigration violations.

Bipartisan Bill Would Bar DHS from Arresting Immigrant Child Sponsors

The proposed measure comes after ICE arrested dozens of potential child custodians.

USCIS improperly vets civil surgeons who treat immigrants

REPORT: Feds Hire Doctors with Criminal Records to Examine Immigrants

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General says that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ faulty vetting procedures are placing immigrants at risk.

Person holds mini flag to their chest, wearing blue and white striped shirt

Trump Administration Plans to Restrict Green Cards For Immigrants Enrolled in Safety Net Programs

Per a new 447-page proposal, the federal government seeks to deny green cards to immigrants who have received benefits including Medicaid, housing vouchers and supplemental food assistance.

Jeff Sessions further limits judicial independence of immigration judges

Attorney General Further Limits Judges' Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

Critics say the new directive from Jeff Sessions is the latest in a series of moves designed to limit judicial independece and integrity.

DHS documents show FEMA diverted money to ICE to deport immigrants, just as 2018 hurricane season began

Trump Administration Funneled $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Detention Program

Newly released DHS documents show that, at the start of hurricane season, the money was diverted to buttress the federal government’s detention and deportation efforts.