The town of Jacumba, on the California-Mexico border, has experienced a massive influx of migrants. Unofficial detention camps have popped up throughout the community. Then one day, something changed.
Immigration authorities arrested more families in August than in any month on record. U.S. officials have long grappled with discouraging families from coming — and found there are no easy solutions.
Imposter scams are top U.S. fraud now: Con artists are using new technology to get real time information plus voice cloning and caller ID spoofing to make it even harder to tell truth from fiction.
The figures are preliminary and don't include what Border Patrol agents call "got aways." Officials say it was the highest monthly total since at least 2006.
The swelling number of minors has left CBP scrambling to quickly move children from detention in crude holding cells built to house adult men to temporary shelters appropriate for adolescents.
"The training requirements cited in the government's declaration do not come close to being 'comparable' to the training requirements of full asylum officers," U.S. District Judge Richard Leon writes.
The Department of Homeland Security watchdog has criticized Border Patrol for not looking for a cheaper alternative to President Trump's border wall, such as cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.
The decision comes months after the Department of Homeland Security barred New York residents from the program, citing the state's law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses.