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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan speaks about the impact of the dramatic increase in illegal crossings that continue to occur along the Southwest during a news conference, in El Paso

Department of Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan was shouted off stage by pro-immigration protesters

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan abandoned the podium at an immigration conference after about seven minutes of protests.

The number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is the highest it’s been since 2007, new federal data shows

New federal data shows about 851,000 migrants were arrested by border patrol along the US-Mexico border in fiscal 2019, the highest number since 2007.
Leidy Rivas makes pupusas at the migrant shelter where she and her family have been staying for the last two months.

A family fleeing violence in El Salvador has been stuck at the US-Mexico border for 2 months — and Trump’s new asylum rules may make it im...

Trump's "asylum ban," recently affirmed by the Supreme Court, means that families fleeing violence may be stuck in Mexico indefinitely.
Supporters of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany at a rally in Brandenburg an der Havel.

Germany’s far-right populist party is poised to surge in the former Communist East 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to dominate in East German elections amid anti-immigrant sentiment and economic woes.
President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Iowa on October 9.

A video of Trump laughing at a proposal to ‘shoot’ migrants is resurfacing after shootings in Texas and Ohio

President Donald Trump smirked and joked as someone at his rally said "shoot them" as a way for US officers to control migrants without violence.

Migrant detention centers in the US are under fire for their ‘horrifying’ conditions — and there’s at least one in every state...

Many of the facilities where Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds immigrants can be found in and around major cities. Texas has the most.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at an April press conference in Queens, New York.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Border Patrol officials of forcing migrant women to drink out of toilets while detained

On her visit to migrant detention centers, Ocasio-Cortez accused Customs and Border Protection of "systemic cruelty" in its treatment of detainees.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ignited a firestorm after she spent 3 days calling US migrant detention centers ‘concentration camps’

Ocasio-Cortez has been hitting back at critics who say the term 'concentration camp' shouldn't be used to describe migrant detention centers.
Maria Lila Meza Castro, a 39-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters at the US-Mexico border in November 2018.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Trump’s migrant detention centers ‘concentration camps’ and his administration ‘fascist,’...

Ocasio-Cortez's remarks ignited a fierce debate over whether it's ethical to invoke the Nazis' genocide in criticizing the US's detention of migrants.
Suspected smugglers load men, women, and children into a raft on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande just before illegally crossing the Mexico-US border near McAllen, Texas on May 9, 2018.

Trump’s tough border policies are actually helping the human smuggling business, experts say

President Donald Trump's policies have created a bottleneck of thousands of migrants in Mexican border cities, in conditions ripe for exploitation.