Immigration

US Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump inflames situation

House Democrats plan to introduce legislation addressing immigration and the border.

US Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump inflames situation

US-Mexico border

Judge blocks Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

US judge issues injunction halting Trump's policy of sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico to await their cases.

Judge blocks Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

United States

Trump mulls shutting down US-Mexico border over migrant crisis

US government says border is at a breaking point as record number of families, mostly from Central America, are trying to seek asylum.

US-Mexico border

Trump again threatens US-Mexico border closure

Trump gets pushback over threat, with critics, including Republicans, warning of 'catastrophic impact' of closing border

Trump again threatens US-Mexico border closure

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers say they fear return to Mexico under new US policy

Several asylum seekers tell US judge they're afraid to wait in Mexico while their cases are heard in the United States.

Asylum seekers say they fear return to Mexico under new US policy

Latin America

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

Jose de Eugenio Lopez has fled his El Salvador home three times. Last month, he received protection in Mexico.

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

Latin America

Truck accident in Mexico kills 25 Central American migrants

Authorities say at least 29 others injured after truck carrying dozens of migrants overturned in southern Mexico.

Truck accident in Mexico kills 25 Central American migrants

United States

US gov't 'created database' of reporters covering migrant caravan

Groups express concern after NBC obtains leaked documents showing secret gov't list of journalists, activists at border.

US gov't 'created database' of reporters covering migrant caravan

Opinion

Trump's border wall is another dangerous distraction

The US border wall debate is diverting attention away from grave human rights abuses and criminalisation of aid work.

Carly A Krakow

by Carly A Krakow

Carly A Krakow

Asylum Seekers

Lawsuit challenges US gov't over sending asylum seekers to Mexico

The Trump administration has been returning some non-Mexican asylum seekers to Mexico to wait for court decisions.

Lawsuit challenges US gov't over sending asylum seekers to Mexico

Asylum Seekers

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

Death of Jakelin Caal in US custody highlights how land conflicts and displacement fuel flight from indigenous villages.

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

Latin America

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Thousands head north, some obtaining humanitarian visas in Mexico, while others fear US's 'Remain in Mexico' policy.

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

In the Field

Migrants at the US-Mexico border: Overcoming walls and prejudice

We meet the people at the centre of the crisis along Mexico's northern border: smugglers, migrants and locals.

US & Canada

ICE is force-feeding hunger-striking immigrants in the US: Report

US immigration officials are reportedly force-feeding migrants through plastic tubes, causing nose bleeds, vomiting.

ICE is force-feeding hunger-striking immigrants in the US: Report

Opinion

India's Rohingya shame

The Indian government has adopted attitudes similar to Myanmar's towards the Rohingya.

Ashley Starr Kinseth

by Ashley Starr Kinseth

Ashley Starr Kinseth