Immigration

ICE Doesn't Know How Many Non-Citizen Military Veterans It Has Deported

Poor data on those living here or overseas means many are denied benefits, GAO found.

Surprise Inspections Reveal Widespread Violations at Immigrant Detention Facilities

Poor conditions add to the expanding list of crises caused by the influx of migrants at the souther border.

Homeland Security Watchdog Wades Into Debate Over Border Crisis

Management alert highlights dangerous overcrowding at El Paso processing center for undocumented detainees.

Over 200 Allegations of Abuse of Migrant Children; 1 Case of Homeland Security Disciplining Someone

A federal judge found the department’s own records disturbing and ordered the names of the accused agents made public. Now, DHS has taken its fight against doing so to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ignoring Trump’s Orders, Hoping He’ll Forget

Slow-walking or flat-out disobeying Trump’s fleeting obsessions has become common practice across various sectors of government.

Charging Asylum Application Fees Is The Latest Way The U.S. Could Make Immigrants Pay For Its Red Tape

Only two countries charge people who seek asylum fees. The rationale for not doing that is clear.

The Engineers’ Plan for Creating Border Security With Clean Energy

A proposal imagines how building solar panels and wind turbines along the U.S.-Mexico border could unite calls for a Green New Deal and a border wall.

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American Military Duties Grow at the Mexico Border

Service members will have permissions that go beyond "observe and report," the Defense Department announced late Monday.

House Committees Launch Probe of Firings at Homeland Security

Cummings, Nadler, Thompson blame White House adviser Miller, who won’t testify.

What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

In oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, while liberals asked what the citizenship question was really for.

Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it.

The Real Illegal Immigration Crisis Isn’t on the Southern Border

Focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas.

Analysis: Trump’s Border Obsession Is Courting Disaster

The president’s single-minded focus on immigration is shortchanging Homeland Security’s other crucial functions, from election security to emergency response.

One Chart Shows the Unprecedented Turmoil at Homeland Security

Nearly a dozen top-level vacancies have left the Homeland Security Department in flux.

Analysis: Kirstjen Nielsen Shows Why It’s Impossible to Restrain Trump

If anyone was going to moderate the president’s worst impulses, it was an expert and a bureaucrat like the former DHS secretary. Instead, all she did was sacrifice her own reputation.