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Title 42 remains in place at border for now – as does the fight over it

Supporters of Title 42 welcomed the court ruling that blocked a plan to pull the plug on the program Monday - but migration advocates said the Friday ruling by a federal district judge will only prolong a rule that has been an “outright failure” as a border policy.... Read more»

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'Documented Dreamers' fear deportation after aging out of visa protection

Children of visa-holding parents - or “documented Dreamers” - are pushing for passage of the bipartisan America’s CHILDREN Act of 2021 that would protect them from being deported when they turn 21.... Read more»

One way out: How the perilous quest for asylum becomes a migrant’s 'safest option'

People are forced to flee increasingly violent Central American countries like Honduras, where the United States’ endorsement of the 2009 coup of the democratically elected President led to extreme levels of insecurity and instability that continue to drive people out of the country.... Read more»

Biden’s border: 'an incredibly disappointing year' for immigrant advocates

As a candidate, Joe Biden emphasized how different his immigration policy would be from that of former President Donald Trump, promising to “take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage,” but after nearly a year of the Biden presidency, immigrant advocates are disheartened.... Read more»

ICE to limit detention of pregnant women in reversal of Trump-era rule

Under a July 1 directive signed by ICE's acting Director Tae Johnson, immigration officials will no longer detain, arrest, or take into custody those who are pregnant or nursing unless their release is prohibited by law or "exceptional circumstances".... Read more»

Immigration advocates say Texas govenor misrepresenting numbers to justify border wall

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state needs to build a border wall to reduce migrant apprehensions and fentanyl seizures, but immigration and drug treatment experts say Abbott's oversimplifying the issue.... Read more»

FactCheck: The data on DACA and crime

Donald Trump's tweet calling DACA recipients "very tough, hardened criminals" is not supported by evidence.... Read more»

Lawyers leery of ICE’s move to schedule court dates for DACA recipients

Lawyers in Arizona and southern Nevada said they have started receiving notices that Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to set new court dates for their clients who are currently protected from deportation by DACA.... Read more»

Homeland Security may not have capacity to hire 15,000 border officers Trump promised

The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them.... Read more»

House OKs McSally bill to waive lie detectors for some Border Patrol applicants

The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to waive polygraph tests for veterans applying for Border Patrol jobs, despite concerns that it could open the door to problem hires. Rep. Martha McSally's bill comes as Customs and Border Protection grapples with President Trump’s plan to hire an additional 5,000 agents.... Read more»1

Trump may match Obama on deportations, but would radically shift focus

Donald Trump’s most recent immigration pledge is to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he estimates at 2 million to 3 million immigrants – or roughly the same number deported by outgoing President Barack Obama.... Read more»

Judge unseals photos, docs of immigration detention centers

A federal judge in Tucson unsealed hundreds of pages of documents and photos this week as part of a class-action lawsuit over the treatment of detainees held by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector.... Read more»

Judge rebukes Border Patrol for destroying video evidence

A federal judge lambasted the agency for its handling of evidence, including destroying digital video that a coalition of immigration rights groups said shows that the agency regularly breaks its own policies regarding the treatment of immigrants held in Southern Arizona BP stations. ... Read more»

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Undocumented minors not getting due process in immigration cases

In the United States, thousands of immigrants – many of them underage, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable – risk deportation as they face the court system without legal counsel.... Read more»

Family of Mexican boy slain in cross-border BP shooting files suit

The family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodiguez, the Mexican teen killed in Nogales Sonora, by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they fired through the fence into Mexico in 2012, filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday. "I'm asking the people who killed my grandson to have the courage to show their faces," the 16-year-old's grandmother said.... Read more»

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