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Trump administration deported migrant parents without reuniting them with children

Trump administration officials took little care to determine whether immigrants parents wanted to be reunited with their children before deportation, and instead relied on a haphazard, inconsistent process that lacked "clear guidance," a federal watchdog said.... Read more»

How federal agencies put immigrants and immigration workers at risk amid coronavirus outbreak

ICE has suspended social visits to detention centers and begun screening newly arrived detainees for symptoms. But inside, detainees said, little else has changed in response to the virus. ... Read more»

ICE officials say immigration crackdowns don’t make them the ‘bad guys’

Immigration officials are not the “bad guys” trying to make the lives of law-abiding immigrants miserable but are instead going after undocumented immigrants who commit crimes, an Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said Friday.... Read more»

Continuing shakeup at DHS sends ICE leader to CBP, deputy floats back to top

The Trump administration continues to reshuffle leaders at Homeland Security, sending current ICE director Mark Morgan over to Customs and Border Protection, and bringing the agency's deputy director back on deck. ... Read more»

DHS will begin 'pilot' next week to collect DNA from immigrant children, parents

As early as next week, the Department of Homeland Security will begin collecting DNA from children and parents as part of a "pilot program," to help identify and prosecute people posing as families, officials said Wednesday after a BP sector chief "let the cat out of the bag."... Read more»

Immigration, border agencies defend handling of family separations

Immigration officials defended the integrity of their agencies’ handling of family separations at the border, with one witness telling a Senate panel that Border Patrol agents don’t leave their “humanity behind when we report for duty.”... Read more»