The authorities are responding to a wave of gun violence. But their anti-gang tactics have long faced criticism for unfairly targeting young Black people.
The decision will affect tens of thousands of cases moving through backlogged immigration courts.
The move is one of the Justice Department’s most significant reversals of a Trump-era policy.
As Venezuela collapses, armed gangs are taking over parts of the capital, exposing President Maduro’s vulnerability even in his seat of power.
“The Holly,” by Julian Rubinstein, explores the history of gang violence in a historically Black Denver neighborhood, and the often misguided efforts of law enforcement agencies to reduce it.
Investigators believe the men charged in the death of Davell Gardner, the city’s youngest gun violence victim last year, were part of a deadly feud between gangs in Brooklyn, police have said.
A reputed gangster and leader of an “ultras” fan group, who also reportedly had ties to the government, has been arrested following a series of gruesome murders connected to a Belgrade soccer stadium.
Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” the country’s Episcopal bishops say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.
Kahlik Grier, 16, was fatally shot in a random encounter in the stairwell of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.
Dante Barksdale helped lead Baltimore’s Safe Streets program and was a nephew of Nathan Barksdale, a drug trafficker known as Bodie who was an inspiration for the character Avon Barksdale in “The Wire.”
Prosecutors have indicted the men they say make up the “board of directors” of the gang, which has terrorized parts of Long Island.
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
Police struggling to stem a rising wave of shootings in New York City are confronting a deep-seated subculture that glorifies guns.
Groups trained to prevent gun and gang violence are being tapped to persuade New York City residents to follow social-distancing rules.
A Times analysis found officers shoot without restraint, protected by their bosses and by politicians, certain that illegal killings will not be held against them.
New federal charges accuse members of the gang of committing murders in a Queens park, on a subway platform and outside a residential home.
The United States, citing the coronavirus, is shutting off access for anyone trying to claim asylum from the Mexican border.