Deadly Choice for Migrant Parents: Leave Kids or Risk COVID Infection

Responding to reports that a new Trump administration policy is forcing undocumented migrant parents to choose between family separation and indefinite detention in crowded facilities riven with COVID-19, a group of faith, law enforcement and policy leaders called Thursday for an immediate end to this “binary choice.”

U.S. Tries to Speed Border Wall Progress

Since 2017, the government has built 194 miles of wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, most of it replacing existing walls or fences. Three miles of wall have been constructed where none was before. The U.S. has plans to build 731 miles at a cost of $15 billion.

Can DHS Survive Trump Era?

The Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s third largest federal agency, has been so deeply compromised by White House politics and systematic violations of the Constitution that only a major restructuring will help it escape calls for abolition, says a bipartisan Washington, DC think tank.

Immigrants Waiting At Border May Be COVID-19 Hot Spot

Thousands of immigrants have been waiting for months in border cities in Mexico trying to get into the U.S. for asylum hearings under the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. U.S. officials, immigration attorneys and health care workers fear that people living in crowded shelters where families share beds may be a new hot spot for infections.