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Biden ends Trump policy to separate migrant children from their parents

President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents.... Read more»

Border Patrol downplays agents' racist, misogynistic Facebook group

Agents in a secret Facebook group shared crudely manipulated images of men sexually assaulting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat and frequent antagonist of the Border Patrol; joked about migrants who died while trying to enter the United States; and made racist insults about Central Americans. The group called itself “I’m 10-15,” Border Patrol radio code for “aliens in custody,” and included some 9,500 current or former agents. ... Read more»

COVID-19 cases at Eloy Detention Center surge by 460% since Friday

On June 11, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County. Four days later, that number jumped 460% to 123 confirmed cases, ICE reported Monday. .... Read more»

Family apprehensions at border fell below adults apprehended in October

For the first time in at least a year, more adult immigrants were apprehended at the southern border than families, according to October apprehension numbers released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.... Read more»

Lawmakers spar over family separations, detention center conditions

A House panel grilled administration officials Thursday over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers. ... Read more»

Sued for $40M in toddler's death, Eloy cancels 'middleman' deal with ICE detention center in Texas

Faced with a $40 million lawsuit in the death of a migrant toddler, Eloy's City Council voted Tuesday to end a contract that allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate a family detention center 900 miles away in Dilley, Texas. ... Read more»

Grijalva: Family detention must stop

Following a visit to two detention centers for immigrant families in south Texas early this week, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said the practice of holding women and children in detention while they seek asylum must "stop without exception." ... Read more»2