Category: Federal Enforcement

Immigration official says US-Mexico border crisis not over

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over. Even though crossings have been down over the past few months and news of custody deaths and teeming facilities…
A Dishonest Report on Immigration Detention

Last week, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, of which I’m a member, issued a report on immigration detention facilities entitled “Trauma at the Border: The Human Cost of Inhumane Immigration Policies.” The report is misleading and dishonest. As such,…
Advocates Fear Mass Suicide at ICE Facility in Southern NM

Editor’s note: This article was updated with a response from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— Two Cuban asylum seekers detained at the Otero County Processing Center attempted to…
U.S. Takes Step to Require Asylum-Seekers’ DNA

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department…
Asylum-Seeking Mexicans are More Prominent at US Border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old…