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Biden administration to close two immigration detention centers that came under scrutiny

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will stop detaining immigrants at two detention centers that came under investigation over allegations of inadequate medical care and poor conditions. It’s the latest move by the administration to …

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The dividing line: On the U.S.-Mexico border, President Biden faces a political crisis. Migrants face a fight to survive.

This interactive photo essay with audio explores the fight to survive for migrants traveling to and once at the US Mexico border, and the root causes of migration.   Excerpts from the essay: This is the …

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Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration. Biden will sign a memorandum directing …

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Meet the workers who put food on America’s tables – but can’t afford groceries

Undocumented immigrants are doing the backbreaking farm work that keeps the US food system running but struggle to feed their families In the piercing midday heat of southern Texas, farmhand Linda Villarreal moves methodically to weed row …

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Biden meeting with DACA recipients to highlight immigration priorities

The White House invited essential workers to the meeting to underscore its argument for enshrining DACA into law. President Joe Biden plans to welcome six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to the …

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How Title 42 fuels migrant kidnapping, extortion

This video from LA Times gives background on Title 42 expulsions and the harrowing consequences for migrants families. An excerpt from the video: “Title 42 is what this policy has become known as, but what it …

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Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than …

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Opinion: The U.S. should acknowledge its complicity in migrant issues

The May 2 news article “U.S. plan to stem migration faces obstacles” well named the myriad challenges in working with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, including corruption and bad governance. It failed to name, however, U.S. responsibility for …

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Opinion: For Mother’s Day, I’m reflecting on the stories of migrant mothers who risk everything for their children

Last month, I spoke with a mother of two teenage boys at the Chaparral migrant encampment in Tijuana, who I’ll call Julia. Julia left her hometown in Mexico because a gang threatened her boys and disabled …

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Keeping the Public Eye on ICE

Voices from the grassroots show resolute commitment for radical change. Abroad coalition of immigrant rights groups is putting a spotlight on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the rogue federal agency that has wreaked havoc in immigrant communities. …

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A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home

The Biden Administration has begun an ambitious effort to reunite more than a thousand families torn apart by Trump. For the past two years, Keldy Mabel Gonzáles Brebe de Zúniga kept a daily ritual. Rising before …

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Biden adds caveat on new refugees cap

The White House’s confusing path to keeping its commitment to boost refugee numbers slashed under former President Trump was paired with an unexpected caveat: The administration doesn’t expect to meet its own goal. The warning came alongside President Biden’s …

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