Latest from Nick Miroff

As border numbers remain high, Biden administration seeks new metrics for success

Trump treated CBP enforcement data like a stock report, but Biden officials say they are focused on the root causes of migration — not monthly tabulations.
  • May 14, 2021

Border arrests rose slightly in April, but fewer minors crossing without parents eases pressure on Biden administration

Illegal entries along the U.S.-Mexico line remain at the highest levels in 20 years.
  • May 11, 2021

ICE deportations fell in April to lowest monthly level on record, enforcement data shows

Arrests by ICE officers have dropped by more than half under new Biden rules limiting enforcement, according to records obtained by The Washington Post.
  • May 5, 2021

As U.S. seeks to outsource immigration enforcement, Mexico gains leverage

Migration will be focus of Vice President Harris’s meeting with Mexico’s president on Friday
  • May 3, 2021

Biden cancels border wall projects Trump paid for with diverted military funds

An announcement of the decision Friday does not indicate how much money the administration expects to save.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Biden administration targets smuggling organizations with Operation Sentinel’

With illegal border crossings at highest levels in nearly 20 years, DHS announces broad crackdown
  • Apr 27, 2021

At the border, a widely predicted crisis that caught Biden off guard

The president is trying to overhaul U.S. immigration policy in the middle of a major border influx and a global pandemic.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Border crossings leveling off but remain near 20-year high, preliminary April data shows

A slight drop in unaccompanied minors and families has been offset by an uptick in adults attempting to evade capture.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Unaccompanied migrant children spend weeks in government custody, even when their U.S.-based parents are eager to claim them

The delay takes a deep emotional toll on the children. And it exacts a steep financial cost, too.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Biden picks Tucson police chief to run U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus is known for his reform-minded approach to policing and was a critic of Trump’s immigration policies.
  • Apr 12, 2021