As the coronavirus first spread throughout the Texas's ICE facilities, migrants grew increasingly desperate for release.
For the 25,000 migrants awaiting hearings and subject to Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, representation can be hard to come by.
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
Asylum seekers subject to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy wait in fear and boredom at a gritty tent encampment.
Weighing Just 107 Pounds and at Risk of Death, an Asylum Seeker on Hunger Strike Finally Gets His Freedom
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
At hearings in tent courtrooms this week, migrant families were confused and fearful about their prospects.
At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its dehumanization of migrants, we Americans stand to lose our moral center.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
“It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border.
The ”Migrant Protection Protocols” will send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait while their cases are processed.
RAICES brings a challenging immersive experience to an event overrun by corporate brand ”activations.”
Amid what Border Patrol calls an unsustainable influx, Sister Norma’s Humanitarian Respite Center and its wide network of volunteers continue to provide for all who come through its doors.
"The Border Patrol has no reason to expect that this trend will decrease; in fact we believe it will increase," said Border Patrol chief of operations.
Trump administration officials on Friday said they will continue to push forward with a controversial policy to require at least some Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are heard, but acknowledged they are moving slowly with the process. Officials said El Paso is likely to
The meeting comes as unprecedented numbers of Central American families are seeking asylum.
In an extraordinary hearing that involved public and private testimony, a federal judge expressed legal support for the practice of force-feeding.
Immigration advocates worry that the policy, which is in effect in California, sends migrants fleeing danger towards more violence.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The
Immigration authorities dropped busloads of immigrants at a Greyhound bus station without giving warning to local officials, despite having promised to do so.
Asylum seekers entering the United States through Mexico will be sent back across the border as their asylum cases are decided.
The plans come on the same day that the Trump administration claims power to deny asylum to those entering U.S. illegally.
A ruling allows a woman featured on our site, who was reunited with her son after months of separation, to sue federal government to stop the practice.
They had entered the U.S. illegally, seeking asylum from an abusive home, and were completely unaware they would be separated.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a ‘Texas Monthly Reporter’ podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.