Crews still hard at work on Trump’s border wall, despite stay-home orders and pandemic

Construction continues on 197 miles of wall the president says will keep out drugs, migrants and disease. ‘We’ve been told to show up every day, nonstop,’ says one worker. A construction worker (left) helps move a section of reinforcing grid … Read More

ICE is fingerprinting teen migrants

ICE agents taking an immigrant’s fingerprints in 2017. Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have been tasked since January with fingerprinting teens in child migrant shelters who entered the country … Read More

Trump plans to ‘extract’ DNA from undocumented immigrants

Appeared in BioNews 1013 The US administration wants to allow Customs and Border Protection to collect genetic material from undocumented immigrants in government custody, according to a leaked draft policy. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told BuzzFeed News – who broke the story … Read More

1,036 migrants, with 63 unaccompanied children, become largest single group ever taken into custody at southern border

A caravan-sized group of more than 1,000 people was taken into federal custody in western Texas Wednesday after illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States, a senior Border Patrol official told the Washington Examiner. Agents encountered 1,036 people, primarily from … Read More

Trump announces escalating tariffs against Mexico, starting at 5 percent, until illegal immigrants ‘STOP’

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President Trump on Thursday abruptly announced a new 5 percent tariff on Mexicobeginning in early June, saying the levy will “gradually increase” until the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the southern border is “remedied” and illegal migrants “STOP.” “On June 10th, the United States … Read More

The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point

For years, there have been warnings that America’s immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now. Migrants in Matamoros, Mexico, line up for food donations last week as they waited to cross into Brownsville, Tex.CreditCreditIlana Panich-Linsman for … Read More

Trump, McConnell clash on closing the border

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“If we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “100 percent.” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is “100 percent” prepared to shut … Read More

Greyhound: US Can No Longer Drop Migrants Inside Stations

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FILE – Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, May 29, 2014. PHOENIX —  Greyhound Lines Inc. is no … Read More

The U.S.-Mexico border is at a ‘breaking point’ as 76,000 migrants cross in a month. Here’s what you need to know

Moises Castillo, Associated Press Hundreds of Hondurans are blocked at the border crossing in Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A caravan of Honduran migrants moved toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty … Read More

February had highest total of undocumented immigrants crossing U.S. border in 12 years

It is also the highest single month total since Trump was elected in November 2016. A Central American migrant who hopes to reach the United States, climbs the US-Mexico border fence in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on … Read More

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