A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive, with the head of Homeland Security acknowledging the depth of the problem Tuesday but insisting it’s under control and saying he won’t revive a Trump-era practice of immediately expelling teens and children.
President Joe Biden has ordered a "pause" on all border wall construction. During his campaign, Biden pledged not to build "another foot" of Trump's wall at the US-Mexico border.
Agents with U.S. Border Patrol in Texas arrested nearly 300 undocumented immigrants in eighteen hours after a series of operations with other law enforcement agencies.
Two men face federal charges in South Florida for their part in a migrant smuggling operation that involved kidnapping and torturing Cubans and extorting money from victims’ family members, authorities said.
Border officers in Southern California discovered a Mexican national concealed in the seat of a car crossing into the U.S. Monday in what the agency called another example of “inhumane” smuggling.
Federal agents in California found 11 Chinese nationals hiding inside appliances and furniture that filled a moving truck crossing the border from Mexico over the weekend.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting a physical search of a vehicle entering the Calexico West port discovered a teenager hiding inside a dashboard compartment.