Observers and reporters can't watch what some consider to be the most important part of an immigration proceeding.
Border Patrol Is Detaining Asylum-Seeking Families At A Texas Facility For Longer Than The Law Allows
The families are also expected to be deported under a new Trump administration program that sends asylum-seekers to Guatemala to ask for protection there instead.
Top Border Officials Scrambled To Call Officers When They Found Out They Were Questioning Iranian US Citizens
Emails show CBP leaders reached out to officers in Blaine, Washington, after hearing reports of people of Iranian descent being sent to secondary inspection and questioned for hours.
The questioning was the basis of viral social media claims that the US was detaining Iranians at border crossings. Customs and Border Protection said it was operating with “enhanced posture at its ports of entry to safeguard our national security.”
Asylum-Seekers Keep Getting Sent Back To Mexico Without Their Children Based On Unreliable Information
“I told them, ‘I’m not a thief; my hands are clean. Anything I was accused of is a lie,’” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News. “It didn’t matter in the end.”
The children were allowed in the US for now, but they face deportation. The confusion Lissette's family is facing is partly a result of the Trump administration's asylum ban.
An government watchdog investigation into their deaths found "no misconduct or malfeasance by DHS personnel."
"It's completely ridiculous to suggest they didn't know they were supposed to preserve critical video footage," her attorney said.
"I am worried that people are going to die," one health care provider told BuzzFeed News.
"Your children are everything and you want to be with them always, but you also want what's best for them."
"The government failed in its attempt to criminalize basic human kindness," Scott Warren said after the acquittal.
About 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children could face deportation if DACA is rescinded.
"If I come back and see kids, I’m going to take them."
Two Senators Are Demanding That A Special Counsel Investigate The Death Of A Transgender Woman In ICE Custody
Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal say there remain "significant factual disputes" related to the circumstances surrounding Roxsana Hernández's death.
The 2-year-old boy, who died on Saturday, is the 20th child to die at the US–Mexico border this year.
Attorneys representing Roxsana Hernández's family said ICE was required to preserve the surveillance footage for pending litigation.
"He told me he was going to participate in a hunger strike because of the abuse he endured in detention," his wife told BuzzFeed News.
A British Family Said They Were Detained In The US In "Disgusting" Conditions After Accidentally Crossing The Border
"We are in disbelief that a government would do this to human beings," said the 24-year-old British woman, who was detained with her 3-month-old baby.
"This is an injustice," said one asylum-seeker.
"It's a disaster," the presidential hopeful said of a Trump administration policy forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. "People should not live like this."