The US Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border
“They’re thinking they’ll get what they need over here,” said a doctor who’s treated Americans with drug addictions in Tijuana.
Sex Workers Say Human Trafficking Laws Are Making Their Jobs More Dangerous
What began as a federal anti-trafficking effort is targeting sex workers at the state and local levels. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Driving Families Into The Dangerous Desert, Activists Say
Hundreds of bodies are found in the Sonoran Desert every year. Activists say that number will rise following the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Watchdogs Just Called On Congress To Investigate Mass Deportation Hearings
The letter, sent by the Project on Government Oversight, cited a BuzzFeed News report on the expedited immigration court system known as Operation Streamline.
The Courts Where Some Immigrants Plead Guilty Without Knowing What’s Happening
Lawyers, and even a judge, say Operation Streamline's rapid-fire pace is too fast for some defendants to understand.
Activists Say The US Has Resumed Late-Night Deportations, Violating An Agreement With Mexico
Mexico and human rights groups had objected to the Border Patrol dropping deportees off late at night, saying it made them prey for cartels and pimps.
Trump Says Gangs Are Bringing Kids Over The Border, But These Kids Found Their Own Way
Some walk, some catch rides, some pay coyotes, and some ride the rail network known as "la Bestia."
This Is What It's Really Like For Immigrants Trying To Enter The US From Mexico
Away from the headlines and the controversy over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy are countless families awaiting an uncertain fate. BuzzFeed News went to the border to meet them.
145 People Were Arrested In Immigration Raids On Meatpacking Plants
The action at plants owned by Fresh Market is the largest to date in the Trump administration's effort to crack down on the hiring of undocumented workers.
Anyone Who Says The Media Ignored Obama's Border Crisis Is Wrong
Trump's policy of taking children from their parents has made US immigration practices seem crueler than ever.
Sex Workers Say The Law Meant To Protect Them Could Kill Them
In an unusual lobbying effort, sex workers converged in Washington to tell legislators why the law known as FOSTA was a bad idea.
Here's What It Was Like At Stormy Daniels' Strip Club Appearance
It was the adult film star's first public appearance after it was revealed she'd allegedly been paid to keep quiet about an affair she said she had with Trump.
A Prosecutor Has Declined To File Charges In The Deadly Police Shooting Of A Native American Teen
A letter Friday claimed that Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich was justified in deadly shooting of 14-year-old Jason Pero last year.
From Gunshots To Alleged Rapes, A Toxic Legacy Of Police Relations On A Wisconsin Reservation
I went to Wisconsin’s Bad River Reservation to find out why 14-year-old Jason Pero was shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy. But tribal members didn’t only want to talk about the shooting: “You’ve heard about the women, right?”
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls On Trump And Republicans To Stop Deporting Veterans
“This Administration must do more to uphold our commitments to those who have worn the uniform regardless of their immigration status,” CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham told BuzzFeed News.
Things Are So Bad For Unaccompanied Kids Seeking US Asylum That The UN Might Step In To Help
A UNHCR official says this isn’t in response to Trump administration policies but is part of the refugee agency's overall mission to ensure unaccompanied children know their rights.
So Many Father-Led Families Are Crossing The US Border That Immigration Agents Don’t Have Room To Hold Them
Activists say the jump in dads and kids is a result of a US crackdown on moms crossing the border with children. “We see as many fathers with children as pregnant women or moms with kids. It used to be so rare,” said one immigrant service provider.
A Young Woman Was Tortured and Raped After Being Turned Away From The US
When a young Salvadoran woman was threatened by a powerful gang, she turned to the United States for help. The violence she suffered while fighting for asylum shows how outdated the system has become.
On Patrol With The Rescue Rangers As They Work To Rescue Storm Victims
Scores of volunteers from Louisiana are working around the clock this week saving people, their pets, and whatever possessions they can — even as their own homes faced Harvey's wrath. "There’s not always gonna be somebody for you to rescue. But you never know unless you try."