IMMIGRATION

Bats and balls — but not baseball — win over Texas kids

The growth of Dallas’s South Asian community and their obsessive love for cricket is turning North Texas into an international hub for the sport.

By Arelis R. HernándezJune 20, 2022

U.S. border arrests rose to record high in May, data shows

Immigration arrests along the U.S. southern border rose in May to the highest levels ever recorded, as growing numbers of migrants arrived from outside the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show.

By Nick MiroffJune 16, 2022

As DACA immigrant program turns 10, legal challenges persist

The federal program for young immigrants known as “dreamers” turns 10 on Wednesday, facing legal challenges that could end it before Congress decides whether to provide a path to U.S. citizenship.

By Maria SacchettiJune 14, 2022

Biden prepares asylum overhaul at border, but court challenges loom

The Biden administration next week will begin its overhauled process for screening migrants seeking humanitarian protection along the U.S. border.

By Nick MiroffMay 30, 2022

How covid-era immigration restrictions work at the border

The Biden administration’s plan to lift covid-era border restrictions Monday has triggered a debate where partisans tend to depict the policy known as Title 42 in sweeping terms.

By Nick MiroffMay 20, 2022

A rural county in Iowa that supported Trump turns to Latinos to grow

In a series of public meetings Greene County, Iowa, a rural community, has been weighing how to stop its steep population decline, and this mostly White, mostly Republican stronghold has concluded that the only way to grow is to recruit Latino residents.

By Maria SacchettiMay 14, 2022

The border wall Trump called unclimbable is taking a grim toll

Statistics unveiled in the journal JAMA Surgery offer one of the first attempts to measure the toll of injury and death resulting from falls along new sections of the wall.

By Nick MiroffApril 29, 2022

Supreme Court weighs Biden attempt to rescind Trump immigration policy

Better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, it requires some asylum seekers who enter the country illegally to return to Mexico while they await a hearing.

By Robert Barnes and Nick MiroffApril 26, 2022

Court prepares to halt Biden plan phasing out border restrictions

It was unclear what effect, if any, the pending order could have on states’ efforts to force the White House to extend the pandemic-related restrictions on the border beyond May 23.

By Nick Miroff, Marianna Sotomayor, Maria Sacchetti and Seung Min KimApril 25, 2022

Body of National Guard soldier who drowned in Rio Grande is recovered

Spec. Bishop E. Evans, 22, died while trying to rescue migrants attempting to cross the border at the river, officials said.

By Arelis R. HernándezApril 25, 2022

Texas National Guard soldier drowns during attempted migrant rescue

A Texas National Guard soldier drowned early Friday as he attempted to rescue migrants caught in the swift currents of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Tex. The Guard member was deployed as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative, Operation Lone Star.

By Arelis R. HernándezApril 22, 2022

Busing migrants, halting trade: Abbott bets future on divisive border plans

The Republican governor of Texas is spearheading polarizing spectacles at the U.S.-Mexico border as he runs for reelection and looks ahead to 2024.

By Arelis R. Hernández and Michael SchererApril 20, 2022

First busload of migrants from Texas arrives in D.C.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week said he would start sending migrants caught crossing the state's southern border to the U.S. Capitol.

By Maria Sacchetti and Arelis R. HernándezApril 13, 2022

Cubans arriving in record numbers along Mexico border

Cuban migrants are coming to the United States in the highest numbers since the 1980 Mariel boatlift, this time arriving across the U.S. southern border, not by sea.

By Christine Armario and Nick MiroffApril 7, 2022

Biden administration to lift pandemic border restrictions

The Trump administration implemented the Title 42 order in March 2020, characterizing the measure as an emergency safeguard to prevent the spread of infection inside detention cells, border stations and other crowded settings.

By Maria Sacchetti and Nick MiroffMarch 30, 2022

Biden officials bracing for unprecedented strains at Mexico border if pandemic restrictions lifted

Department of Homeland Security officials are making contingency plans for a record-breaking border surge in the coming weeks if the Biden administration allows the pandemic-era Title 42 public health order to lapse

By Nick Miroff and Maria SacchettiMarch 29, 2022

Democratic lawmakers, civil liberties groups demand end to Title 42 border expulsions

After U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied entry to a single mother and her three children from Ukraine, top Senate Democrats demanded the end of a Trump-era expulsion policy.

By Maria SacchettiMarch 10, 2022

Victims of massive Bronx fire that killed 17 sue building owners for ‘wrongful deaths’

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump alleged that safety violations had “caused unspeakable loss of life and injury to these families, mostly from Africa.”

By Adela SulimanFebruary 9, 2022

‘Remain in Mexico’ is back under Biden, with little resemblance to the Trump version

Following a court order, and after months of negotiations with Mexico, the Biden administration relaunched “Remain in Mexico” in early December. Immigration advocates were furious, but two months after its restart, the new version of the program bears little resemblance to President Donald Trump’s.

By Nick Miroff and Arelis R. HernándezFebruary 4, 2022

U.S. sends Venezuelan migrants to Colombia under Biden’s new border plan

Record numbers of Venezuelans have crossed into the United States in recent months to seek humanitarian refuge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped 24,819 Venezuelans in December, up from 206 a year earlier.

By Nick MiroffJanuary 31, 2022