After latest child’s death, care at U.S. border facilities under review

The 8-year-old held at a U.S. Border Patrol station who died Wednesday had been in custody for nine days, part of the recent, massive surge of border-crossers.

By Nick MiroffMay 22, 2023

Border crossings down, but many migrants released to U.S. to ease crowding

About 11,000 recent border crossers were deported in the past week. But 21,000 were released to await a U.S. court date, which may spur others to try to cross.

By Nick Miroff and Maria SacchettiMay 19, 2023

A fragile calm at the border

A Title 42 border policy has expired. The public health measure allowed the U.S. to turn away many migrants and asylum seekers at the border because of the pandemic. But what does the end of the policy mean for migrants now?

By monica campbell, Jordan-Marie Smith, Elana Gordon, Eliza Dennis and Sean CarterMay 18, 2023

8-year-old girl dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

The child’s death appears to be the first in CBP custody in several years. The agency’s internal affairs division is investigating.

By Nick MiroffMay 18, 2023

U.S. sees record migration influx as pandemic border restrictions lift

The Title 42 border policy used during the pandemic to quickly expel migrants who were in the U.S. illegally is set to expire May 11 at 11:59 p.m.

By Reyes Mata III and Nick MiroffMay 12, 2023

House GOP approves border security proposal as Title 42 ends

The legislation, which will not become law, has been on the brink of failure several times this year.

By Marianna SotomayorMay 11, 2023

Amid expected surge of border crossings, a costly predicament for D.C.

As the District braces for a surge in migrants as a Title 42 border policy expires, the expenses for providing lodging, food and other aid already have pushed up costs for the city.

By Antonio OlivoMay 11, 2023

Biden administration mobilizes troops, prepares new asylum restriction

As Title 42 border expulsions cease this week, 1,500 more U.S. troops are heading to the southern border in anticipation of a major influx of migrants.

By Maria Sacchetti and Nick MiroffMay 10, 2023

To lessen border surge, Democrats urge Biden to end Trump’s Venezuela policy

The push from within Biden's party comes as the administration expects a large influx of migrants at the southern border once pandemic restrictions expire.

By John HudsonMay 10, 2023

Biden orders 1,500 more troops to Mexico border amid migration surge

The military personnel being mobilized will supplement Customs and Border Protection work at the border, officials said. They will not conduct law enforcement work.

By Alex Horton and Nick MiroffMay 2, 2023

They helped the CIA in Afghanistan. Now they’re suffering in America.

Former Zero Unit members struck terror in the Taliban while fighting in Afghanistan. Now many struggle as U.S. refugees whose immigration status is in limbo.

By Antonio OlivoApril 13, 2023

Bodies of 8 believed to be migrants recovered in Canada near U.S. border

Police in the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne said they believed the individuals came from two families who were attempting to cross into the United States illegally.

By Adela SulimanApril 1, 2023

Supreme Court hears free-speech challenge to portion of immigration law

A lower court said the law barring anyone from encouraging undocumented residents to stay was overly broad and could keep families, charities from helping.

By Robert BarnesMarch 27, 2023

At least 8 dead as suspected human smuggling boats capsize off San Diego

An official calls the capsizing of two fishing boats off San Diego's coast ‘one of the worst maritime smuggling tragedies that I can think of in California.’

By Matthew Brown and Paulina VillegasMarch 12, 2023

A cleaning company illegally employed a 13-year-old. Her family is paying the price.

After the Labor Department descended on a sanitation firm operating at a Nebraska meatpacking plant, the company was fined for violating child labor laws. One of the minor workers has seen her life unravel.

By Maria Sacchetti and Lauren Kaori GurleyMarch 3, 2023

Asylum seekers who cross U.S. border illegally face new Biden rule

The Biden administration announced its most restrictive border control measures to date, an immigration rule that will penalize asylum seekers who cross the border illegally.

By Nick MiroffFebruary 21, 2023

How Biden officials aim to use a mobile app to cut illegal U.S. entries

The CBP One app has been plagued with glitches that disadvantage the most desperate migrants, advocates say. Conservatives say it helps create “open” borders.

By Nick MiroffFebruary 20, 2023

Biden weighs border deal that would deport non-Mexicans to Mexico

The Biden administration has been negotiating an agreement with Mexico that would allow U.S. authorities to, for the first time, carry out large-scale formal deportations of non-Mexicans back across the border.

By Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti and Kevin SieffFebruary 8, 2023

Illegal border crossings fell sharply in January, U.S. figures show

The number of migrants taken into custody along the southern border dropped 40 percent in January, the largest one-month decline since Biden took office.

By Nick MiroffFebruary 1, 2023

A lawyer and a sheriff help Martha’s Vineyard migrants get a ‘bit of justice’

A sheriff in San Antonio and a lawyer from Massachusetts forged an unusual partnership that produced an unexpected outcome to the migrants’ long journeys.

By Joanna SlaterJanuary 20, 2023