Sources said ICE officials have also explored advocating for the prosecution of immigrants who refuse to have their DNA collected.
A Federal Appeals Court Has Allowed The Trump Administration To End A Program That Lets 300,000 Immigrants Live In The US
The ruling is expected to affect over 200,000 US-born children in addition to the immigrants who have benefited from the program.
Judges Blocked The Trump Administration From Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From The Census Count
It was "not particularly close or complicated" that Trump violated federal law with his latest presidential order related to the census, a special three-judge panel found.
A Whistleblower Has Accused Top DHS Officials Of Lying About Border Threats To Support Trump's False Claims
The complaint also accuses DHS officials of suppressing intelligence reports on Russia and making false statements to Congress.
The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy
“On first glance, this revised order seems mostly like an attempt to avoid an embarrassing court defeat,” one expert said.
Immigration authorities have been detaining children at a network of hotels before expelling them from the US.
“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration official said.
The man had been detained at the Joe Corley Processing Center in Conroe, Texas, where, according to agency statistics, 50 people have tested positive for the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tony Pham takes over the agency amid a major drop in the number of immigrant detainees as facilities grapple with the coronavirus.
More than 13,000 US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees were set to be furloughed after a drop in revenue.
There's Been A Major Increase In The Use Of Force Against Immigrants At ICE Detention Centers During The Pandemic
“We are numbers to them. We are not people.”
A Girl Fleeing The Men Who Raped Her Came To The US Seeking Protection, But ICE Quickly Sent Her Back
“I didn’t have a sister. I didn’t have a mom. I had no one.”
Estela Juarez was only 9 years old when her mom was deported to Mexico. In a video aired at the Democratic National Convention, she made a case against reelecting Trump.
ICE guards would take advantage of camera blind spots and tell women no one would believe them if they spoke out, a recently filed complaint states.
If implemented, the rule would take effect for 90 days and block immigrants who've been in Mexico or Canada within the last two weeks from legal protections.
A Government Watchdog Report Says The Trump's Administration's Appointments Of Two Top DHS Leaders Are "Invalid"
The Trump administration has long been criticized for putting high-level officials on a temporary or acting basis.
Medical experts and immigrant advocates have warned that the highly contagious COVID-19 puts everyone in detention at risk.
"This was of course a foreseeable tragedy that ICE had ample warning about, and still ICE has allowed these preventable deaths to happen."
The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging the fee, which one asylum officer called "disgusting."
"As a direct result of the rule, immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice between jeopardizing health and personal safety or their immigration status," the judge wrote.
A senior administration official said the White House will not restore the program to its original form, but it will accept renewal applications.
A group of 17 unaccompanied children will be allowed to make their cases in the US instead of being quickly expelled like thousands of immigrants have under a coronavirus policy.
The US Army Corps of Engineers said the video was from June when high winds caused parts of the border wall to fall in New Mexico.
“I Felt Alone”: The Story Of How An Immigrant Teenager Fought To Stay In The US While Under Guard In A Texas Hotel
“I didn’t know what time of day it was. I didn’t know what day it was."
Trump Doesn’t Want Undocumented Immigrants To Count In Deciding How Many Seats States Get In Congress
The memo signed by Trump on Tuesday could put some states at risk of losing voting power in Congress.
ICE originally had until Friday to release immigrant children from its three family detention centers.
The Government's Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma
Separating families during the pandemic is "nothing less than willful endangerment,” an attorney for the medical experts said.
The death comes more than a month after a Guatemalan man who tested positive for COVID-19 died in ICE custody.
A Newborn US Citizen And His Mother Were Forced To Walk Back To Mexico. Now Their Attorneys Want An Investigation.
"During the entire process, she was in pain from giving birth and she felt no choice but to go into Mexico," the family's attorney said.
The Trump Administration Told A Judge ICE Should Not Release Parents And Children Who've Been Detained Together
Immigrant advocates said the government’s filing sets up a potential separation of children from their parents in ICE custody.