The Department of Homeland Security will speed up work permits for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who claim they are victims of crime, the department announced Monday, saying the current wait, which can last up to five years, is too long to make people remain in economic limbo.
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The Army Corps of Engineers cut corners in order to beat deadlines for President Trump’s Mexico border wall and get money out the door before it expired, according to an audit Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, which identified $4.3 billion in no-bid contracts for the project.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday it is “unfair” for a Republican congressman to ask why Vice President Kamala Harris laughed when asked whether she would go to see the border surge.
A group of people who lost relatives to crimes committed by illegal immigrants has demanded to meet with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying they deserve to be part of his decision-making as he writes new rules restricting ICE arrests and deportations.
A Homeland Security-backed study has found that it’s unlikely Central America’s economies can be boosted enough to stop people from trying to migrate to the U.S., undercutting President Biden’s plans to rely on nation-building to curb the border surge.
Homeland Security officials said Friday they are “legally required” to spend billions of dollars Congress allocated to Mexican border wall construction, but said they will focus on projects that “mitigate” damage from previous construction rather than on finishing the wall President Trump had planned.
The Biden administration reversed a Trump policy and is no longer expelling illegal immigrant children from Central America who show up at the border without parents — but children from Mexico who show up in the same condition are being deported, according to a new analysis.
If President Biden won’t build a border wall, then Texas will.
A U.S. congressman’s shocking account last week of migrant abuse in Panama, including incidences of babies being washed downriver, is being echoed in a new report from Doctors Without Borders, which says staffers in the region are seeing a stunning number of sexual assaults of migrant women.
Homeland Security said Wednesday that it tallied more than 180,000 encounters with illegal immigrants in May, keeping up a pace that’s the worst in 20 years.
Federal prosecutors announced the arrest Tuesday of three people accused of a grisly extortion scheme against illegal immigrants trying to make their way into California that involved kidnapping, rape and exorbitant demands for cash to secure the migrants’ release.
Victoria Perez spent 10 months as a migrant smuggler. When agents finally caught up with her, she told them she had made $200,000 over that time, working two days a week, driving migrants through a Border Patrol highway checkpoint near El Paso, Texas.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that his decision to ban use of the term “illegal alien” was about restoring dignity to undocumented immigrants, saying their unauthorized presence in the U.S. should not be their defining characteristic.
Vice President Kamala Harris witnessed the signing of an agreement in Mexico City on Tuesday to establish greater cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico to limit migration flows from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Vice President Kamala Harris says there isn’t going to be a “quick fix” to the migrant surge from Central America and dismissed those who have criticized her for failing to visit the U.S. southern border to see the crisis firsthand.
The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts of a chapter in U.S. immigration history that drew widespread condemnation.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will issue new rules in early July governing who can and can’t be arrested or deported, the government told a federal judge Monday.
The Supreme Court on Monday shot down an attempt by an immigrant who is in the U.S. illegally to claim that he is entitled to a pathway to citizenship because he was granted a deportation amnesty under the Temporary Protected Status program.
Vice President Kamala Harris agreed Monday with Guatemala’s president on new spending by Washington aimed at discouraging illegal migration to the U.S., and she dismissed Republicans’ calls for her to visit the southern border, saying it would be an insignificant “grand gesture.”
In the category of not all crooks are stupid, one accused migrant smuggler figured out an ingenious way to cut in half the time it took him to get back to Mexico from the U.S. to prepare for his next load of people: He turned himself in to the Border Patrol.
House Republicans’ lead investigator demanded Wednesday that Democrats convene a hearing to look at the “skyrocketing” cost for hundreds of illegal immigrant children still surging across the border each day and said the Biden administration is using semantics to downplay the ongoing crisis.
Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she plans to hold an “honest and real” talk with the president of Guatemala this weekend on ways to limit migration to the U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday officially nixed the Trump policy that had allowed illegal immigrants to be pushed back across the southwestern border into Mexico immediately, a tactic that had helped solve the previous border surge.
Nearly a third of the 1,500 appointments President Biden has made to political jobs in the federal government have gone to immigrants or their children, the president said Tuesday as he proclaimed June to be National Immigrant Heritage Month.