One DHS official told BuzzFeed News the removal of the references to “alien” in the manual would create a less adversarial tone.
Department of Homeland Security officials have already requested volunteers to help get children out of border facilities and connected with family members in the US.
With no space to hold the families in US facilities, and Mexico refusing to take them back, they’ve started to be released in Texas border cities.
The photos taken by Rep. Henry Cuellar offer a rare glimpse of conditions inside CBP facilities for unaccompanied immigrant children.
It is the latest sign that the number of children arriving at the border is continuing to rise.
The 45-year-old man appears to be the fourth person to have died in ICE custody since October.
The federal government plans to open the center on Wednesday to try to decrease overcrowding at facilities on the border.
More than 4,000 children were held at Border Patrol stations and facilities as of this weekend.
The letter puts more pressure on President Joe Biden at a time when Haiti faces increased political instability and higher rates of kidnapping and violent crime.
Biden Is Canceling A Trump-Era Agreement That Led To Sponsors Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Being Arrested
In addition to freeing up more shelter beds, the move is the latest in a series of efforts to deal with a recent spike of unaccompanied children arriving at the southern border.
Homeland Security Officials Considered Using A Trump-Era Policy To Turn Back Unaccompanied Teens At The Border
US officials are considering a number of options for dealing with the recent increase of unaccompanied immigrant children in Border Patrol custody.
Some Central American Children Will Soon Be Able To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries
The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are legally in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.
“When The Bus Took Off, We All Cheered”: Asylum-Seekers Trump Forced To Wait In Mexico Are Now Arriving In The US
"My wife looked over at me and said she wished we had graduation hats to throw into the air."
The move comes just weeks after ICE instructed officers to target immigrants who pose public safety threats or recently crossed the border.
The Biden Administration Has Canceled A Trump-Era Policy That Made It Harder For Immigrant Children To Get Asylum
The change comes as the White House attempts to deal with more unaccompanied children crossing the US border in recent weeks.
“I’m afraid I am going to get killed,” one Haitian immigrant told BuzzFeed News.
A Judge Blocked Biden’s Big Pause On Deportations, But ICE Says It Will Continue To Focus Only On Certain Immigrants
Despite the legal setback, ICE officers were told to remain focused on immigrants who pose national security or other public safety threats, along with people who arrived in the US after Nov. 1.
One analyst said the policy blocked thousands of people from legally immigrating to the US.
Not Enough Water, Toilets Full Of Human Excrement, No Showers: ICE Detainees In Texas Described The Storm's Misery
“Whenever a guard would enter the dormitory, we'd scream that we needed water and had to use the restroom,” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News.
ICE officers will focus on those suspected of being a national security threat, recent border crossers, and those who are considered to be a public safety threat, officials announced Thursday.