From the start of the Biden administration to August 2022, “U.S. authorities have reported at least 372 cases of family separation,” but Observer reporters found additional cases.
A conversation between radio host Terry Gross and Kelly Lytle Hernández, author of Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands.
CBP documents and situation reports reveal extreme steps the agency, along with Mexican authorities, took to block “migrant caravan” participants’ attempt to seek asylum in early 2019.
New information, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, about the surprisingly robust activity of CBP’s Tactical Terrorism Response Teams.
A public defender in El Paso ran up against the Trump administration’s early rollout of its family separation policy.
ICE deported back to Guatemala hundreds of people who tested positive for COVID-19.
Tianna Spears, a diplomat assigned to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, recounts the difficulty she consistently experienced re-entering the United States, as an African-American person, through CBP’s ports of entry.
A harrowing account, using testimonies from detained migrant women, of abuse amid COVID-19 fears in a privately run Louisiana ICE detention center.
An investigation of the policymaking process within the Trump administration and the outsized role played by a 34-year-old hardliner in the White House.
A cohort of Border Patrol agents who served together in Douglas, Arizona in the 2000s rose to the topmost ranks and leaves a difficult legacy.
An investigation into the human consequences of giving broad discretionary powers to an agency with insufficient training and capacity.
An investigation of the disorder that reigns in the Justice Department’s overwhelmed and untransparent immigration court system.
A look at continual growth in Homeland Security budgeting and capabilities in the pre-Trump years.