Anna GiaritelliJanuary 27, 20216min
Construction workers on the U.S.-Mexico border were notified to stop all border wall projects by the end of Tuesday, according to a congressman whose district sits on the international boundary. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said in a statement issued late Monday that federal contractors working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were notified […]

Anna GiaritelliDecember 15, 20205min
United States border officials encountered more than 70,000 migrants who tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico illegally in November, four times the number of people seen in April. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that federal agents on the southern border have seen a “significant” increase in arrests of illegal […]

Anna GiaritelliNovember 24, 20203min
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced Monday afternoon plans to nominate Obama-era official Alejandro Mayorkas as its pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The 60-year-old was born in Havana, Cuba, and if he is confirmed, he will be the first immigrant and Latino to head the third-largest federal department. Mayorkas was the […]