Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
Trump has threatened a showdown over funding his proposed barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. Our experts offer a primer – from a history of walls to costs.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Rights and living conditions vary depending where immigrants are detained.
The system is backlogged and inefficient. Trump's commitment to strict immigration enforcement will likely make the problem worse.
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Young people from Central America continue to cross the U.S. border. Can programs funded by humanitarian assistance targeting root causes of migration help?
Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
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.