Thomas Homan, the acting head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, gave the keynote speech on the first day of the Border Security Expo in San Antonio on Wednesday. (The expo is billed as the “single point of contact to staying ahead of the enemy.”) There, Homan told the audience that he was “enjoying”…
Immigration agents recently detained an undocumented grandmother after asking a Greyhound bus full of passengers for identification.
The “U.S. Border Patrol Safety Man,” as the clown calls him, is named Jared, and “this guy right here is a cowboy.”
Come Monday, recreational use of marijuana will be legal in California. Unless, of course, you’re going through one of the eight Border Patrol checkpoints in the Golden State.
The ACLU is preparing to sue for the release of Rosa Maria Hernandez, the undocumented 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who was taken into federal custody after surgery last week. In a letter dated Monday and addressed to the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the ACLU said that Hernandez is being held…
A couple of years ago I was sitting on my front porch with my family, when suddenly we saw several Jeeps painted in camouflage rumbling down the street. They were driven by men dressed in black and camouflage. We are all Latinos around here, but the men weren’t. They were much lighter skinned, and some even had blonde…
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who undoubtedly has “With Arms Wide Open” on his workout playlist, shared what is in essence a hype video for building the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico on his Twitter feed this morning.
Last March, the U.S. government settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 16–year–old Mexican teenager Cruz Velazquez Acevedo, who died after border agents told him to drink liquid meth that he was attempting to smuggle into the country from Tijuana in 2013.
U.S. Border Patrol agents are facing intense criticism after footage of a tense encounter with a San Diego middle school teacher was posted online, showing them detaining the woman and her children for refusing to say whether she was an American citizen during a checkpoint stop in New Mexico.
In late February, less than a month after President Donald Trump took office, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new immigration enforcement orders that included telling Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to immediately hire 5,000 new agents. The CBP also was ordered to hire 500 Air and Marine agents.
A federal civil rights complaint filed this week claims that, out of 33,126 complaints of sexual and physical abuse in immigration detention, only 570 cases have been investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, the agency’s oversight office.