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A Judge Has Been Indicted For Allegedly Helping An Undocumented Immigrant Escape ICE Arrest

“This is like using a nuclear device to kill a gnat,” said a former federal court judge.

Hamed Aleaziz • 2 hours ago

A Federal Court Is Considering Whether To Allow Trump’s Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico

“The stakes are very high. If the government is granted a stay, then they will keep expanding this policy, returning more people in more locations."

Hamed Aleaziz • One day ago

The Trump Administration Has Set Projected Dates For Closing Foreign Immigration Offices

The move, officials say, will shift services to other agencies and save millions of dollars a year.

Hamed Aleaziz • 6 days ago
Hamed Aleaziz • 12 days ago

Trump Is Threatening To Ship Undocumented Immigrants To Sanctuary Cities

President Trump's comments Friday came after a report that he had floated the idea as a form of political retribution.

Hamed Aleaziz • 13 days ago

An ICE Official Who Said Detention Was "More Like Summer Camp" Will Now Lead The Agency

“It’s hard to imagine what’s tougher than what Nielsen and Vitiello were doing, but assuming there is such a thing, Matt is certainly up to the task," said a former senior ICE official.

Hamed Aleaziz • 14 days ago

Trump Officials Are Seeking To Double The Time Asylum-Seekers Must Wait To Legally Work

The administration is proposing a dramatic increase in the time before an asylum-seeker would become eligible to receive a work permit — from 180 days to 365 days.

Hamed Aleaziz • 15 days ago

Trump Bumped His ICE Director From A Border Visit. Instead, He Appeared With An ICE Official Who Led Effort To Split The Agency.

Emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show the ICE agent led an effort last year to break up the agency as it faced intense criticism for carrying out Trump's immigration policy.

Hamed Aleaziz • 16 days ago

Trump's Policy Of Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico Has Been Blocked By A Federal Judge

The decision represents the latest in a string of federal court rulings blocking sweeping immigration changes instituted by the Trump administration.

Hamed Aleaziz • 17 days ago

Trump Suddenly Withdrew His Nominee To Lead The Top Immigration Enforcement Agency, Saying He Wants Someone “Tougher”

Unlike past nominees, Ron Vitiello avoided making controversial statements about cracking down on undocumented immigrants. He’s also criticized Trump in the past.

Hamed Aleaziz • 20 days ago

Homeland Security Staffers Were Warned Not To Leak Information Or Face Legal Consequences

A senior agency official warned in a department-wide email that employees could potentially face criminal, civil, or administrative consequences for leaking information.

Hamed Aleaziz • 20 days ago

ICE Arrested More Than 280 Immigrants In A Texas Raid, The Largest Worksite Sweep In A Decade

The arrests are part of the Trump administration’s renewed focus on cracking down on businesses suspected of employing undocumented workers.

Hamed Aleaziz • 21 days ago

The Trump Administration Wants To Send Hundreds More Asylum-Seekers Back To Mexico Every Day

The plan is a vast expansion of a new and controversial policy enacted in January where asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the US.

Hamed Aleaziz • 24 days ago

Trump Is Threatening To Close The Southern Border. Experts Said That Would Cause An Economic Disaster.

The president’s threat comes as border authorities scramble to deal with an increasing number of immigrant families and children at the border.

Adolfo Flores • 27 days ago

Fewer Immigrant Families Will Be Held In Detention Centers As DHS Struggles To Handle An Influx At The Border

“I think it’s just further evidence that CBP and ICE are so overwhelmed by family units that ICE is just stepping out of the processing of families entirely,” one analyst told BuzzFeed News.

Hamed Aleaziz • 27 days ago

The Trump Administration Asked To Restart Nearly 20,000 Suspended Immigration Cases — As It Faces An Existing Backlog

“The administration has sought out creative ways to find and remove people already in the system.”

Hamed Aleaziz • 28 days ago

Migrant Families Are Being Housed Under A Bridge As The Border Patrol Chief Warns Of An Immigration “Breaking Point”

CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced 750 officers will be reassigned to the southern border.

Hamed Aleaziz • 29 days ago

The Trump Administration Is Expanding Its Controversial Policy Of Making Asylum-Seekers Wait In Mexico

A congresswoman who represents the Texas border area called the policy "shameful" and warned it is "endangering lives."

Hamed Aleaziz • One month ago

ICE Can Access Hundreds Of Millions Of License Plate Scans To Follow Immigrants, These Documents Show

The ACLU says the technology "fuels [ICE's] deportation machine."

Adolfo Flores • One month ago

The Trump Administration Studied Plans To Deter Immigrants At The Southern Border, This Document Shows

"‘Deterrence’ was what they were planning for,” said a former senior Homeland Security adviser who reviewed the document.

Hamed Aleaziz • One month ago