House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact As midterm election season heats up, House Republicans on the “American Security Task Force” have produced a new framework for what they say is a plan to “secure the border.” Despite the claim of new ideas to tackle the situation at the border, the framework is almost identical to prior legislative and […]

Border Patrol Agents on Horseback Used “Unnecessary” Force Against Haitian Migrants Last Year, Investigators Find

Border Patrol Agents on Horseback Used “Unnecessary” Force Against Haitian Migrants Last Year, Investigators Find

Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 12-07-2021. A Haitian migrant man and woman cross the Rio Grande natural border between Mexico and the United States to request political asylum. (Shutterstock) By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, Nicole Sganga, CBS News U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback used “unnecessary” force and violated agency policy when they aggressively dispersed Haitian migrants seeking to […]

Mayorkas Calls for New Immigration Law Amid Renewed Scrutiny, Tragedy at the Border

Mayorkas Calls for New Immigration Law Amid Renewed Scrutiny, Tragedy at the Border

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) By ABC News 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 […]

A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court’s Ruling Lets the Agent Off.

A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court’s Ruling Lets the Agent Off.

Yuma Sector, Ariz. / US – September 8, 2017: A reporter interviews Customs and Border Protection agents along the U.S.-Mexico border. 8740 (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact The Supreme Court issued a decision on Wednesday barring a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for reportedly entering the property of […]

Leaked Photos Reveal Inhumane Conditions in Border Processing Centers

Leaked Photos Reveal Inhumane Conditions in Border Processing Centers

Customs and Border Protection officers check identification paperwork at the San Luis Port of Entry. 8765 – San Luis, Ariz. / US – September 29, 2010 (Shutterstock) By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact New leaked photos of Border Patrol stations in Yuma, Arizona show Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) inhumane treatment of people apprehended at the […]

Substance Abuse, Criminal Charges, and Death: National Guard Border Deployments Plagued by Problems

Substance Abuse, Criminal Charges, and Death: National Guard Border Deployments Plagued by Problems

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border face a grim reality, with their deployments plagued by substance abuse problems and discontent. Eight troops have committed suicide or died as part of a series of deployments along the border within the last year. New reports from the Army Times suggest […]