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By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The U.S. and Mexican governments are investigating the deadliest human smuggling case in modern U.S. history. At least 51 people died after they were trapped in a sweltering tractor-trailer abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy…
By Stephanie Sy
Because of the coronavirus, U.S. authorities wield extraordinary power to immediately expel Mexicans and Central Americans to Mexico, waiving laws that include rights to seek asylum. A father and 9-year-old son were whisked back to Mexico when encountered in San…
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold a hearing June 25 on the evolving challenges facing the Customs and Border Protection agency.
By Courtney Vinopal
A Trump administration official says a policy of stricter border enforcement imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak may have to stay in place even as the virus begins to ebb in the U.S. and life in the country starts…
By Ben Fox, Associated Press
By Associated Press
The Trump administration says it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid summer heat and aggressive crackdowns on both sides of the border to deter migrants.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the Trump administration has continued to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite a federal judge’s 2018 ruling to stop the practice. Amna Nawaz talks to the ACLU’s Lee Galernt…
In our news wrap Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that 70 current and former employees who belonged to a secret Facebook group are under investigation for offensive posts about migrants and lawmakers. Also, a Virginia state judge sentenced…
The national firestorm over conditions for migrants in U.S. custody continues. Demonstrators gathered across the country Tuesday to protest after news of another migrant death broke. Meanwhile, a report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general referenced “dangerous overcrowding…
The circumstances for migrants held in U.S. custody continue to stir national controversy. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has visited detention facilities and was appalled by what he saw there. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why conditions have gotten worse…
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