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.
Senators are closing in on a bipartisan deal on the border and immigration. But vocal opposition from the hard right and former President Donald Trump is threatening to topple the compromise.
The settlement says migrant families cannot be separated at the border for the next eight years, a policy of the Trump administration. Around 1,000 children remain separated from their parents.
Census Bureau data show the number of foreign-born people rose by nearly a million in 2022 after years of little growth. Experts say the increase coincides with a gradual reboot of legal immigration.
The judge gave Texas until Sept. 15 to move the barrier to shore and barred the state from placing any additional buoys or other structures in the river. Gov. Greg Abbott plans to appeal the ruling.
Biden administration rules have one main legal pathway to seek asylum for migrants already at the border: a mobile app called CBP One. Immigrant advocates and immigration hardliners have objections.
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.
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 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.
The fires were set Wednesday and Thursday to about 25 makeshift tents at a camp of about 2,000 people, most of them from Venezuela, Haiti and Mexico, in Matamoros, Mexico, near Brownsville, Texas.
U.S. egg prices have climbed 60% in the past year, making it tempting to bring eggs over from Mexico, where prices are lower. But those who try to smuggle them risk thousands of dollars in fines.
The Biden administration recently expanded a pandemic-era program that quickly expels migrants who illegally cross into the country from Mexico.
This has been the deadliest year ever for migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds have drowned in the Rio Grande or perished from extreme heat in failed smuggling attempts.
U.S. and Mexican officials made the discovery Thursday while responding to a large group of people crossing the river following days of heavy rains that had resulted in particularly swift currents.
With midterm elections looming, many Republican candidates have embraced increasingly extreme language about immigration. Immigrant advocates worry that such rhetoric stokes fear and hate.