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U.S. Is Said to Consider Reinstating Detention of Migrant Families
President Biden has turned to increasingly restrictive measures as his administration prepares for the end of Title 42, which has allowed border authorities to swiftly expel migrants.
Supreme Court Weighs Reviving Biden Immigration Guidelines
The justices wrestled with questions about states’ standing to sue, whether the guidelines were lawful and the limits of judicial power over immigration.
Antiwar Activists Who Flee Russia Find Detention, Not Freedom, in the U.S.
Thousands of Russians are crossing the U.S. southern border to claim asylum. Many are ending up in immigration prison. “I left Russia for a place just like Russia,” said one.
Suspect in Pelosi Attack Was in the US Illegally, Officials Say
David DePape, a Canadian, legally entered the United States in 2008. He faces several state and federal charges after the authorities say he broke into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and assaulted her husband.
NY Immigration Court Backlogs May Grow With New Migrant Influx
Immigration courts in New York State already had a backlog of 180,000 cases, before 21,000 new migrants arrived this summer.
Behind a Migrant Shooting in Texas: A Warden and a Troubled Jail
Twin brothers in a small West Texas town were charged in the killing: one worked for the county; the other as warden of a private prison.
Biden Is Hoping Small Changes Go a Long Way on Immigration
The United States has started to allow people to apply for asylum under a new process that the secretary of homeland security hopes can help fix the current “very broken system.”
Ron DeSantis Is Making an Asylum Crisis of His Own
Does America still embrace its international obligation to provide sanctuary to at least some unauthorized immigrants?
A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down
The situation at a New Mexico detention facility revives a long-running debate over the government’s reliance on private prisons to house immigrants, many of them seeking asylum.
How Scores of Migrants Were Sent to Martha’s Vineyard and D.C.
The migrant drop-offs orchestrated by two Republican governors raised questions about how the law treats immigrants. Here’s what you need to know.
Agents Are Blocked From Using Discretion in Deportation Arrests
The Biden administration had instructed ICE agents to focus on immigrants who were considered a threat. But a judge’s order means millions more could now be targeted for deportation.
‘Ghost Flights’? The Facts Behind Transporting Migrant Children
Government flights carrying undocumented children from the border to federally licensed shelters around the country are being criticized by conservative politicians in an election year.
How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics
The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.
Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet
The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.
Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports
The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.
ICE Lawyers Directed to Clear Low-Priority Immigration Cases
The effort could significantly reduce a backlog of asylum and deportation cases as the Biden administration anticipates a huge surge of migrants crossing the border.
Biden Administration Will Vaccinate Migrants at Border
Some migrants who refuse will be detained and placed in removal proceedings, according to directions given to homeland security officials.
Biden to Ask Congress for 9,000 Fewer Immigration Detention Beds
The administration plans to seek funding for 25,000 beds, down from the 34,000 beds that are currently funded. It also severed a contract with a detention facility in Alabama.
Fake Heiress Anna Sorokin, Who Swindled Elite, to Be Deported to Germany
Ms. Sorokin, whose fictionalized story was the subject of the TV show “Inventing Anna,” had been detained by immigration authorities on charges of overstaying her visa.
Quick Fix to Help Overwhelmed Border Officials Has Left Migrants in Limbo
Republicans say the policy helps undocumented immigrants disappear; many immigrants say it has prevented them from following the government’s instructions.
Cases Dismissed, Judges Replaced: Texas Struggles to Prosecute Migrants
More than 2,500 migrants have been arrested on trespassing charges under a program created last year by Gov. Greg Abbott. About 900 are still being held in state prisons.
Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’
The Biden administration included schools, hospitals, parades and places of worship on a list of areas off limits to immigration arrests or other types of enforcement.
Biden Guidelines Direct ICE to Focus on Immigrants Who Pose Safety Threat
The new priorities, which also give agents broad case-by-case discretion, attempt to undo the indiscriminate immigration arrest policies of the Trump administration.
Thousands of Haitian Migrants to Stay in U.S.
Border agents are making life-altering decisions for thousands of Haitian families on the border on whether they can stay in the U.S. or be deported.
After Setback, Democrats Vow to Push Ahead on Immigration Overhaul
After a top Senate official rejected a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, Democrats said they would craft an alternative.
Stop Imprisoning People Who Seek Refuge in the U.S.
We can protect human rights, lower costs and ensure that people show up to immigration proceedings, without detaining thousands.
Supreme Court Grants Temporary Reprieve to Biden Immigration Policy
Justice Samuel Alito briefly stayed a ruling from a federal judge that would have forced some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials considered their cases.
Biden’s Immigration Policies Face Fresh Judicial Setbacks
The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a ruling that reinstated a policy forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials consider their cases.
Biden Will End Detention for Most Pregnant and Postpartum Undocumented Immigrants
Like the president’s other immigration policies, the protections could disappear under a future administration because they are not being created through legislation.
ICE Meant to Capture Drug Lords. Did It Snare Duped Seniors?
Operation Cocoon aimed to disrupt international drug trafficking rings, but critics say it has left unwitting elderly “mules” in foreign prisons.
After Years of Protests, a New Jersey County Ends Its ICE Jail Contract
The Essex County executive said the decision to stop holding undocumented immigrants for ICE in the county jail was based on money, not politics.
To Lead ICE, Biden Taps Ed Gonzalez, a Sheriff From Texas
Ed Gonzalez would take over an agency that has not had a permanent leader since 2017.
Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks
The department that works to prevent domestic terrorism threats will conduct an internal review as part of a larger effort to combat extremist ideology in the federal government.
4 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19
The Times found a pattern of neglect and secrecy that helped fuel outbreaks both inside and outside ICE detention facilities.
Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden
The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.
Border Apprehensions Reach Highest Level in at Least 15 Years
More migrant families are entering the United States and being released, new figures for March show, as thousands of children remain in detention facilities.
He Was Caught Jaywalking. He Was Almost Deported for It.
Javier Castillo Maradiaga was freed this week after 15 months in federal detention. New York had turned him over to ICE in error.
Plowy McPlowface Has a Shot in Naming Contest. ‘Abolish ICE’ Does Not.
The Minnesota Transportation Department excluded that one as too political. The public can vote on 50 finalists, including Raspberry Brrr-et, Road Carew and Mary Tyler More Snow.
After Three Years in a Church Facing Deportation, ‘Today I Have Freedom’
Saheeda Nadeem, 65, an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan who was given sanctuary by the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., learned this week that she would not be deported, her lawyer said.
Haiti Needs Help. This Is What the U.S. Sends Instead.
Our neighbor is in a constitutional crisis, and instead of carrying aid, planes arrived with deportees.
Trump Official’s Last-Day Deal With ICE Union Ties Biden’s Hands
A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Biden Team Rushes to Take Over Government, and Oust Trump Loyalists
President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.
Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland
Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”
Facing Deportation, They Fled to the Safety of a Church. Now They are Free.
A Jamaican couple spent nearly two and a half years inside Philadelphia churches, isolated even further by the pandemic. This month, U.S. immigration officials relented.
Homeland Security’s Latest Target: Vaccine Scams
A division of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, working with the Justice Department, is hunting down websites offering fraudulent deals to buy coronavirus vaccines.
Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?
Thousands of asylum seekers, forced to live in squalid conditions on the doorstep of the U.S., are waiting to see whether a different future awaits under the new administration.
The ‘Wall’ Is Still Motivating Voters. But This Time Is It Against Trump?
Immigration was a defining issue for President Trump in 2016. It’s less dominant in 2020, and it is motivating his critics as well as his supporters.
Trump’s Hard-Line Immigration Policies Go Before Voters
The administration has raced to build the president’s promised border wall and block migrants from entering the United States, but the future of those policies will be determined by the election.
Officials Demand Answers After ICE Agents Stopped a Black Jogger
A video of the encounter showed at least three agents with police vests questioning the jogger, Bena Apreala, in his Boston neighborhood.