IMMIGRATION

Feds deny Bowser’s request for National Guard to help with Texas migrants

The D.C. mayor said she would try again with a more narrowly tailored request for National Guard help with certain tasks related to the migrants’ arrival.

By Julie Zauzmer WeilAugust 5, 2022

Border officials investigating claims Sikh turbans were confiscated

U.S. officials are investigating reports that dozens of Sikh asylum seekers had their turbans confiscated by Border Patrol agents in the Yuma, Ariz., area.

By Nick MiroffAugust 3, 2022

Border Patrol agents did not strike Del Rio migrants, report finds

The Border Patrol agents on horseback who confronted migrants in Del Rio, Tex., did not strike them with their reins but acted inappropriately.

By Nick MiroffJuly 8, 2022

Across southern Arizona, a full range of border woes for Biden

In Arizona, the polyglot queue in Yuma of what authorities call “give ups,” migrants who willingly seek out U.S. authorities after crossing the Mexican border, served as sharp contrast to the wild chases happening about 300 miles southeast in Nogales.

By Nick MiroffJuly 8, 2022

Abbott tests feds by urging Texas troopers to return migrants to border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an order authorizing state authorities to return migrants to the border – testing how far states can go in enforcing U.S. immigration law.

By Arelis R. HernándezJuly 7, 2022

Supreme Court clears Biden to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion for himself, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the court’s three liberals.

By Robert BarnesJune 30, 2022

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