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Immigration Reform

The latest news, analysis and debates on immigration reform and policy.

Feds bust major cross-border drug tunnel

- The Washington Times

Federal authorities discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel used to smuggle millions of dollars of drugs from Mexico, and nabbed six people accused of running the operation on the U.S. side, the government revealed Monday.

Voters blame Biden for border woes, poll shows

- The Washington Times

Voters overwhelmingly want stiffer enforcement of America’s immigration laws and a clear majority says President Biden’s border policies have sparked a drug surge that has cost lives, according to new polling.

DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas insists Mexican border is secure

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas vowed to Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. will maintain control of the Mexican border amid the looming surge of migrants, insisting the Biden administration has a plan for dealing with the expected more than half-million illegal immigrants a month.

Americans demand more input on release of illegal immigrants

- The Washington Times

Americans overwhelmingly say the government should be doing more to screen out potentially dangerous illegal immigrants at the border, and say local communities deserve a veto over whether the migrants are allowed to settle in their communities, according to new polling Tuesday.

GOP governors form border security ‘strike force’

- The Washington Times

More than two dozen GOP governors have signed up to push back against the Biden administration’s border chaos, forming the American Governors Border Strike Force to share intelligence on threats to their communities that come across the U.S.-Mexico border.

ICE to release 600,000 illegal immigrants by September

- The Washington Times

ICE is getting ready to release as many as 600,000 illegal immigrants into communities before the end of September, the agency told a federal judge, giving an early estimate of the chaos the administration is predicting after it ends the Title 42 pandemic border shutdown.

Biden sees worst border month of his term

- The Washington Times

The Border Patrol reported nearly 210,000 apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border in March, making it the most chaotic month on the border so far in President Biden’s tenure.

Feds blast Texas for shipping illegal immigrants to D.C.

- The Washington Times

A senior Homeland Security official chided Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for busing illegal immigrants to Washington, saying Thursday that the Republican governor was hurting the government’s efforts to coordinate how the migrants are released.

Illegal immigrant population soars to 11.4 million

- The Washington Times

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. soared by more than 1 million last year, reaching 11.4 million as of this January, according to new research released Tuesday that puts new contours on the border chaos under President Biden.

ICE announces massive drops in arrests, deportations

- The Washington Times

The Biden administration slashed interior immigration arrests by about half compared to the Trump years, according to an overdue report released Friday that details the massive changes at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.