From across the country, NPR member station visual journalists have documented events in their states and cities. These images represent some of the year's most remarkable stories.
A popular immigration passageway saw a drop right when the U.S. passed new rules imposing criminal prosecution and requiring proof an asylum-seeker was previously denied in another country.
One of the new U.S. rules says you can't request asylum unless you've already been denied in another country. Mexico is getting more applications than ever, and crowded shelters have turn people away.
The young girl died in U.S. Border Patrol custody after experiencing a "medical emergency," the agency said. The news underscores concern about the safety of migrants with Title 42 no longer in place.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Title 42, a pandemic-era restriction on migration, came to an end last week. Politicians on both sides have been waiting to see how immigration would change. We break down the results with an expert. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Georgians could lose Medicaid benefits. #gapol
For the residents of Brownsville, Texas, the national spotlight often accompanies an increase in border crossings. But life goes on here, with or without the media attention.
NPR's A Martinez asks Mimi Tsankov, president of the National Association of immigration judges, about the end of Title 42.
Immigration authorities touted a major update meant to improve CBP One, an app that's now the main authorized portal to seek asylum at the border. But migrants in Juárez say it's still not working.
The pandemic-era policy nearly halted the processing of asylum applications. As Title 42 was lifted on Thursday, officials braced for an influx of migrants. But the reality was relatively calm.
The pandemic restrictions allowed for the quick expulsion of migrants at the border. Now that it's being lifted some officials are expecting a record influx and an impending humanitarian crisis.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A jury finds former President Trump liable of sexual abuse and libel in a civil case. The pandemic-era rule Title 42 will expire tomorrow, affecting immigration. And the Georgia Bulldogs punt their chance to go to the White House, declining an invite from President Biden.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A new bill proposed by U.S. House Republicans would restrict access to asylum and detain families, and children. President Biden has reinstated Trump-era border policies. The Dominion defamation suit against Fox News is underway. And Justice Clarence Thomas is under fire.
Migrants say they are facing increased harassment and unabashed cruelty by local, state and federal authorities as permanent residents' general attitudes toward immigrants shift.
The White House is expanding a pandemic-era program allowing the administration to quickly expel people from Nicaragua, Cuba and Haiti who illegally cross into the country from Mexico.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he won't support the move by national Democrats to move Georgia's primary earlier. After two days of failed votes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy continues his bid for House Speaker.