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Thousands of migrants crossed the border, many groups of Central American migrants were seen, crossing the border, the border patrol said that on average 1,000 migrants cross the border in the city Juarez the Paso Texas on 22 April 2019.

The Department of Homeland Security reportedly once considered housing migrant children in Guantanamo Bay

The news comes amid a surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border, ramping up pressure on Trump administration officials to find detention space.
Stephen Miller.

Stephen Miller, the Trump aide behind the harshest immigration policies, is a descendant of asylum-seekers

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has long been one of the driving forces behind President Donald Trump's harshest immigration policies.
Central American migrants are seen inside an enclosure where they are being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, after turning themselves in to request asylum, in El Paso, Texas on March 27, 2019.

Hundreds of migrants are being detained under a bridge in El Paso amid a surge of families crossing the border. Border Patrol agents say there’s...

Lawmakers and immigration advocates have already begun criticizing US Customs and Border Protection for detaining them in such poor conditions.
A group of Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018.

4 reasons the number of families crossing the US-Mexico border illegally is soaring, and how Trump may have made the problem worse

Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and the asylum system, the most families on record are crossing.

‘Does it differ from the cages you put your dogs in?’: Democrats lambaste Kirstjen Nielsen over whether migrant children are still held in...

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified about border security, but much of the proceedings were devoted to the family separations.
A security guard checks cars at the entrance to Casa Padre, a former Walmart which is now a center for unaccompanied immigrant children, on June 24, 2018 in Brownsville, Texas.

More than half of migrant children’s sexual abuse allegations against staff came from shelters run by 3 nonprofits

Three nonprofits collectively ran dozens of shelters that house migrant children who arrive in the US alone after crossing the border illegally.
The entrance to the South Texas Residential Facility where one must pass through security to enter.

18 babies under the age of 1 are currently in ICE detention centers

The news comes shortly after immigration groups released a letter expressing "grave concerns" about the infants, one of whom is just five months old.
Migrant boys spend time in a recreation area outside Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, US, on June 19, 2018.

Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from...

The Trump administration faces criticism for placing separated children in the shelter system where hundreds of abuse allegations are made each year.
Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 14, 2018.

Thousands of migrant children were reportedly sexually abused in US government custody

Thousands of migrant children placed in US custody between 2014 and 2018 were allegedly sexually abused in shelters, Axios reported, citing documents.

‘I don’t know who’s telling the president this is a good idea’: Former ICE director says Trump’s wall makes ‘so li...

Sarah Saldaña, who served as ICE director from 2014 to 2017, said the border wall was an ineffective solution that won't solve the right problems.