COVID-19 has created new hardships for migrants while giving the Trump administration an excuse to further restrict asylum as public attention focuses on the pandemic.
Government policies and dangerous conditions affect the ability of researchers working on both sides of the US-Mexico border to conduct scientific fieldwork.
The U.S. wanted to use the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to send the military to its northern border. The idea is part of America's desire to "Mexicanize" the world's longest undefended border.
The US may be in sight from the border towns of Sonora, Mexico, but the trip is far from over. Cartels control the desert territory that divides the two countries – and no one gets through for free.
Many want to come to the United States, as an asylee, a migrant or a citizen. But those journeys have become more complicated.
Trump officials plan to send asylum seekers from the US to El Salvador while their claims are processed. That would expose these vulnerable people to grave dangers, says a political violence expert.
Asylum-seekers will now be prevented from applying for asylum in the United States if they could have pursued asylum in another country first.
The volume of migration to the US from Mexico dropped 53% between 2003 and 2017.
Immigrant children could remain indefinitely in federal detention if courts allow the Trump administration to ditch a landmark agreement that has protected migrant children for decades.
Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.
Data released under FOIA shows that ICE is encountering more US citizens and more women.
The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it's a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
Demographers have figured out a simple and effective way to estimate the number of unauthorized immigrants – even without information on citizenship.
Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
Between 2000 and 2015, the population of U.S. citizen minors living in Mexico more than doubled. Who are the kids living on the other side of the border?
The president's policy achievements are distinctly ordinary, for a Republican, and his limited record may offer a good line of attack for opponents.
As part of a new 'metering' policy, US officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its 'dignity intact.' But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
President Trump plans to put a 5% tariff on every Mexican good that crosses the border unless Mexico does more to reduce the flow of migrants.
A scholar who travels regularly to the US-Mexico border finds ecological links and a community on the other side that welcomes American visitors.