Latest from Maria Sacchetti

Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs

The change would be a repudiation of Trump and Obama administration policies.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Biden squeezed on immigration policy, bracing for border crisis

Facing criticism from liberals and conservatives, Biden attempts to once again welcome immigrants and refugees as health and economic crises engulf the country.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Democrats call for ‘big, bold’ action on immigration as Biden’s bill is introduced

The legislation faces steep odds in the Senate, and lawmakers said they are not ruling out other ways to legalize immigrants.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Biden memo for ICE officers points to fewer deportations and strict oversight

ICE officers will need preapproval from senior managers before making “nonpriority” arrests.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Black lawmakers urge Biden to stop the deportation of Black immigrants

Advocates for immigrants say the situation is urgent, as Haiti and nations in Africa are facing varying threats.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Without citizenship, many Latinos in this Atlanta suburb stay silent

The city of Doraville passed an ordinance barring work trucks from parking on streets, a move that could send police to the homes of immigrants.
  • Feb 12, 2021

New Biden rules for ICE point to fewer arrests and deportations, and a more restrained agency

The latest interim guidelines signal that people convicted of drunken driving, minor drug offenses, tax crimes will not be priorities for deportation.
  • Feb 7, 2021

Biden issues new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach

A new task force will reunite separated families, but some Trump-era border controls will remain intact.
  • Feb 2, 2021

Texas sues Biden administration over 100-day deportation ‘pause’

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit claims Biden violated a last-minute deal Texas and other states signed with the Trump administration.
  • Jan 22, 2021

Biden administration to pause deportations, curtail arrests

Acting Homeland Security chief orders immigration agencies to focus on national security, aggravated felons and recent border crossers
  • Jan 21, 2021