The Homeland Security Inspector General Is Reviewing Two Controversial Trump Administration Immigration Programs
The two programs, aimed at asylum-seekers coming from Mexico and Central America, speed up the amount of time they have between being detained and their initial hearing.
“It is beyond nonsensical to force people who don’t speak Spanish to live in Mexico for an unknown period while they seek asylum,” one expert said.
The move had been met with criticism and anger from immigrant advocates and politicians.
In recent weeks, at least four people have been sent back to Mexico after being granted asylum, an attorney told BuzzFeed News.
"I am worried that people are going to die," one health care provider told BuzzFeed News.
Asylum Officers Were Told Of Killings And Violence In Guatemala. They Were Ordered To Send People There Anyway.
The research provided by the government to asylum officers confirmed some of their worst fears about sending people to the Central American country.
The Trump Administration Will Deport People Seeking Asylum In The US To Guatemala Without Them Seeing A Lawyer First
The Department of Homeland Security began the secret and controversial deportation process Wednesday. BuzzFeed News obtained new details of how it might work.
The Controversial Group Behind The GoFundMe Border Wall Is Building A Second One In Texas. Officials Say It's Undocumented.
"We found out because the We Build the Wall morons were posting videos."
US Border Officials Pressured Asylum Officers To Deny Entry To Immigrants Seeking Protection, A Report Finds
A DHS report obtained by BuzzFeed News found the controversial Trump program to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico has caused significant issues at the border.
An Immigration Hardliner Was Just Elevated To The No. 2 Position In Trump’s Homeland Security Department
“This is another end run around proper procedures by the Trump administration,” said one US citizenship official.
The Trump Administration Is Proposing To Become One Of Just Four Countries In The World To Charge A Fee For Asylum
“This rule shows their true colors," a former US Citizenship and Immigration Services official said.
“It’s another brick in the virtual wall they are creating to block asylum-seekers from entering the US,” an analyst said.
"I hope people find in these pictures a sense of community, and can see the beauty that radiates from Chicanx people."
"If I come back and see kids, I’m going to take them."
The 2-year-old boy, who died on Saturday, is the 20th child to die at the US–Mexico border this year.
"I really hope people will see these pictures and think about why we build barriers and how we can maybe let down a few in our spaces."
"This is an injustice," said one asylum-seeker.
Mexicans now make up 47% of undocumented immigrants, the first time they have not been a majority since 1965.
Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others were expected to be affected by the restrictions.
Brenda Rivera and her three children are fleeing Honduras, but every step of the way face new hurdles because of Trump's anti-immigrant policies. BuzzFeed News followed her journey.
A Surge Of Immigration Judges Are Expected To Handle The Cases Of Thousands Forced To Wait In Mexico
“This will wreak havoc on court dockets across the country," said one immigration court official.
“After being quite accommodating for some time, Mexico is finally drawing some lines.”
Coming to a new country is like coming into a stranger’s home. At the US border, we are not treated like guests, and we're barely treated like humans.
She was alarmed by his purchase of an AK-47–style rifle, the family's attorneys said.
We Build the Wall has been accused of constructing the barrier without permits. Now, officials in Florida, where the nonprofit is registered, say there's an open criminal investigation.
Mexico Has Declared The El Paso Mass Shooting An Act Of “Terrorism Against Mexicans” And Has Vowed To Take Legal Action
"We consider this an act of terror. In this case it was in US territory but it was terrorism against Mexicans."
The gunman said in a hate-filled document posted online shortly before the attack that the shooting was in response to a "Hispanic invasion" of Texas.
The Trump Administration Cut A Question That Could Have Allowed Asylum-Seekers To Try To Avoid Waiting In Mexico
“Do you have a fear of being returned or removed to another country? If so, to which countries do you fear return or removal?," the proposed question read.
Trump Says The US And Guatemala Have Signed A "Safe Third Country" Agreement To Restrict Asylum-Seekers
Thousands of US-bound asylum-seekers could be required to first apply for protection in Guatemala under the agreement.
A majority of the justices ruled the administration had shown at this stage of the case that it was likely to win.