(WASHINGTON)-- The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Texas’ "Operation Lone Star" border security initiative for potential civil rights violations, according to a letter obtained by ABC News. The operation, a Texas Department of Public Safety program, targets migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. It... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Congress "must pass" new immigration laws, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday while defending the administration's policies amid renewed scrutiny of the high amount of migration at the southern border. "Because the border has been a challenge for decades, ultimately Congress must... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In 2012, the Obama administration introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, protecting all eligible immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. "DACA gave me hope," program recipient Eddie Ramirez told ABC News. "And the biggest thing [DACA]... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Flanked by the leaders of several countries, President Joe Biden announced the Los Angeles Declaration of Migration and Protection on the final day of the Summit of the Americas on Friday. 20 different countries signed on to the declaration, each committing to tackling different... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden has faced persistent challenges as his administration worked to reform U.S. immigration policy during his first year in office. Some efforts over the past 12 months have succeeded in reversing hardline measures from the Trump era while other promises have... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ending the practice of deportation raids on worksites, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a memo on Tuesday. "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not... Read More.
(AUSTIN) -- A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program was unlawful in a significant blow to the Obama-era approach that shielded young people brought to the country illegally from deportation. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Kamala Harris will begin calling leaders from Central America this week as she takes the lead for the Biden administration on tackling a surge in migration to the southern U.S. border.But one... Read More.
BY: KENDALL KARSON, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — As he confronts a set of concurrent challenges, President Joe Biden receives high marks on his top priorities -- the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery. Still, there are warning signs for other areas of his... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House will vote this week to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children and provide legal status to farm workers.These will be the first immigration reform measures taken up by... Read More.