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Asylum Seekers

How the option to seek asylum in the United States has effected migration patterns across the southern border.
Most Recent Post: January 4, 2020

Border Patrol News

The U.S. Border Patrol is the federal police agency tasked with securing the nation's borders by detecting and preventing illegal aliens and terrorists from entering the U.S., and preventing the illegal trafficking of people and narcotics.
Most Recent Post: December 17, 2019

Border Wall

Progress on and Congressional battles over Donald Trump's proposed expansion of the physical barrier between the United States and Mexico.
Most Recent Post: November 24, 2019

Cost of Illegal Immigration

News and features on the burden placed on United States citizens by illegal immigrants, through anti-poverty programs, the provision of medical services, and extra costs to law enforcement agencies and the immigration judicial system.
Most Recent Post: December 19, 2019

Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which belongs to the Department of Homeland Security, manages ports of entry along U.S. land borders. The U.S. Border Patrol is the component of CBP responsible for securing the border between ports of entry.
Most Recent Post: February 11, 2020

Detention Facilities

Immigration detention centers in the U.S. are managed by three agencies: Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Most Recent Post: February 8, 2020

Drug Trafficking in the U.S.

This topic covers drug trafficking in the U.S, where it is conducted by Hispanic street gangs, whose ranks are bolstered by illegal immigrants, or by organizations connected with or operated by Mexican drug trafficking organizations.
Most Recent Post: February 6, 2020

Federal Policies and Programs

Articles in this category discuss federal policies concerning immigration, such as DACA, the U.S. Census, deportation procedures, and immigration eligibility, as well as federal programs designed to strengthen homeland security.
Most Recent Post: February 2, 2020

Flores Settlement Agreement

The 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement as it has been interpreted in later court rulings is the primary factor behind the dramatic increases in the numbers of unaccompanied children and family units crossing into the United States.
Most Recent Post: September 1, 2019

Homeland Security Investigations

Homeland Security Investigations is the component of ICE responsible for investigating violations of U.S. laws that threaten national security. HSI combats criminal organizations that exploit America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.
Most Recent Post: January 17, 2020

Human Smuggling and Trafficking

The roles played by criminal individuals or organized groups in cross-border human smuggling and human trafficking activities.
Most Recent Post: January 10, 2020

ICE 287(g) Programs

287(g) programs allow state and local officers to act in the identification, arrest, and service of warrants and detainers of incarcerated aliens with criminal charges or convictions. This enables ICE to apprehend the alien in a controlled environment.
Most Recent Post: January 25, 2020

ICE Detainers

ICE immigration detainers request state and local law enforcement agencies to notify ICE when they are about to release from custody a person who was arrested on a criminal violation, because they are believed to be in the country illegally.
Most Recent Post: February 6, 2020

Illegal Immigration & Terrorism

This topic investigates how lack of control over the nation's borders and the granting of forms of identification threatens U.S. homeland security.
Most Recent Post: February 11, 2020

Immigration Activists

This topic encompasses groups trying to expand rights for illegal aliens normally associated with the privileges of U.S. citizenship, as well as organizations providing legal aid to people facing deportation.
Most Recent Post: February 8, 2020

Immigration Courts

We look at the effectiveness of the Department of Justice immigration court system in fulfilling its mission.
Most Recent Post: January 4, 2020

Mexican Drug Cartels

Huge Mexican drug trafficking organizations with extensive distribution networks in the United States create a special need for proper control of US borders.
Most Recent Post: February 6, 2020

Public Safety

This topic covers incidents of crimes committed by illegal aliens while in the U.S. Often these events could have been prevented by the deportation of the alien at an earlier stage, combined with stronger security at the southern border.
Most Recent Post: January 30, 2020

Quasi-Citizenship

This category includes cases where states or municipalities extend to illegal aliens privileges normally associated with citizenship, such as ID cards, driver's licenses or voting rights, or have acted to prevent granting of such privileges.
Most Recent Post: January 21, 2020

Remain in Mexico

The Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly referred to as "Remain in Mexico", are DHS procedures under which Central Americans who crossed the southern border with asylum claims are temporarily returned to Mexico.
Most Recent Post: November 27, 2019

Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Sanctuary jurisdictions are state and local governments which have decided to limit the ability of their law enforcement agencies to detect and apprehend illegal aliens.
Most Recent Post: February 6, 2020

Security Technology

Advances in security technology are employed by the Department of Homeland Security to help prevent illegal immigration, the importing of dangerous narcotics, and to help apprehend aliens already present in the U.S. illegally.
Most Recent Post: October 21, 2019

Street Gangs

The ranks of street gangs are bolstered by illegal immigrants and their offspring. Some Hispanic street gangs in the United States are affiliated with organized crime groups in Mexico or Central America.
Most Recent Post: December 20, 2019

U.S. Congress

Developments in congressional legislation and oversight relating to immigration law and practices in the United States.
Most Recent Post: November 2, 2019