Women detained by ICE staged a protest after learning of possible tuberculosis exposure. Facility staff responded by taking away phone access.

The number of migrant children and teenagers arriving alone at the United States border with Mexico decreased last month compared to a month earlier, according to newly released Customs and Border Protection data.

BY EXTENDING special protections to tens of thousands of Haitians who have lived in the United States since being displaced by a shattering 2010 earthquake, the Biden administration has put an end to the cruel fantasy that their deportation would be anything but a humanitarian and economic disaster imposed by the hemisphere’s richest country on the poorest.

In a federal shelter in Dallas, migrant children sleep in a windowless convention center room under fluorescent lights that never go dark.

This week, Kamala Harris will meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in her first foreign trip as vice president. Harris will be touching down at a critical time. On Sunday, Mexico held its largest national elections in history. Though political violence has long haunted Mexico, the runup to this year’s contest was particularly bad, with 89 politicians assassinated in a matter of months.

Harsh detention and deportation policies haven’t deterred migrants.

Their story—the one I was writing, and the one I wasn’t—had to have a happy ending. There was no other way. Juan Carlos Perla, a man of faith and a man of rules, insisted.

Her children cry over the phone begging that she find someone, anyone, to take them out of a government-run shelter in New York.
The mother’s throat ties into a knot, as she holds back tears.
She’s nearly 2,000 miles away, living under a tarp with her 8-year-old daughter in a public park in Reynosa, Mexico, a cartel-ridden and kidnapping hotbed.