The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Venezuelans, fleeing hunger and repression at home, have surpassed Central Americans as the top US asylum-seekers.
Many children who cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally remain undetected and must fend for themselves on the other side.
As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers' privacy?
In 1954, US Border Patrol's Operation Wetback promised to deport millions of undocumented Mexicans. It fell far short of its target, but made a mark in the minds of immigrants who lived in fear.
Trump's orders on deportations and immigration enforcement signal a hard-line approach without consideration for important factors in the lives of migrants.
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
Communities on either side of the US-Mexico border feel deeply connected by ties that existed before there was a wall, or even a border.
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
President Trump's executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo. It's the refugee crisis no one talks about.
Following through on campaign promises to forcibly evict several million illegal immigrants, Trump has set in motion a plan to deport those with criminal records. But doing so won't come cheap.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
What happens when an undocumented immigrant meets a law enforcement officer? Communication plays a major role in these high-stakes interactions.
Trump's plans to build a wall with Mexico and deport millions of people in the US illegally cast immigrants as an economic threat to Americans. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Ban or no ban, finding a Syrian refugee in the U.S. isn't easy.
President Trump signed an executive order to get construction started and ask Congress to pay up front, but good luck getting Mexico to foot the bill.