Immigration

Federal Government Awards Three Contracts for 65 New Miles of Border Fencing in South Texas

The cost of the new fencing will range between $385 million and $800 million. Construction is set to begin in early 2020.

Google Says Google Translate Can’t Replace Human Translators. Immigration Officials Have Used It to Vet Refugees.

Documents shared with ProPublica show that immigration officials have been told to vet refugees’ social media posts using Google Translate. Language experts caution even students against using the service.

Hundreds of CBP Officers Returned to Port Duty after Assisting U.S. Border Patrol

In late March, more than 700 officers from ports of entry in El Paso; Laredo; Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego were reassigned amid the growing number of migrants arriving at the country’s southern border.

Challenges to ‘Public Charge’ Rule Mount as Migrants Prepare for Change

Immigrants hope legal challenges will prevail but continue to prepare for October 15, when the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule changes take effect.

Former Immigration Judge Punished for Hatch Act Violations

Merit Systems Protection Board imposes a $1,000 fine and 30-month debarment from federal service.

ICE Employees: Don't Blame Us for 'Extreme Impact' of Our Work

Agency supervisors say politically motivated attacks on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement workforce are “unconscionable.”

Another Budget Fight Looms This Month in Congress Centering on Border Wall Funding

As lawmakers in Washington prepare a budget for the next fiscal year, funding for the border wall is taking center stage — again.

Federal Officials Credit Trump's Crackdown after Border Apprehensions Dropped in August

The monthly total is the lowest since January — and less than half of this year's peak in May.

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Staff Shortages and Family Separations Created Long-Term Consequences for Migrant Children, IG Says

"Suicidal ideation" and "inconsolable crying" are among the fallout from Trump's immigration policies, watchdog finds.

Viewpoint: Changes For a Landmark Agreement Mean Immigrant Children Face Harsher Treatment In the U.S.

Immigrant children could remain indefinitely in federal detention if courts allow the Trump administration to ditch a landmark agreement that has protected migrant children for decades.

The Administration Rushed on a Sweeping Immigration Policy and Made Substantive, Sloppy Mistakes

Trump’s new immigration policy applies more harshly to families of U.S. citizens in the military than to families of noncitizens in the military. Experts think it’s an error that suggests officials are pushing policies even they don’t fully understand.

North Carolina Sheriffs Win a Round Against ICE

Republican lawmakers had sought to make counties help enforce immigration law.

Analysis: New Trump Rules Stand to Block the Public From Information About the Treatment of Detained Migrant Children

The administration plans to scrap the Flores settlement, meaning the long-term or indefinite detention of migrant children will carry on out of public view.

'No Comment': Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.