USC: Deaths among ICE detainees reach record high

Deaths in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have increased seven-fold since 2018, even as the average daily ICE detainee population decreased by nearly a third between 2019 and 2020, a USC study released Thursday shows.

Biden aims to legalize millions of immigrants as a priority

President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.

US fully restores protections for DACA applicants

The Trump administration has fully restored the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for immigrants brought to the U.S. as young people, complying with a federal judge’s order.

DHS acting head Chad Wolf didn't have authority to suspend DACA, judge says

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis's ruling invalidates Wolf’s suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields young people from deportation.

US judge blocks Trump immigration rule on public benefits

A federal judge in Chicago struck down a key immigration rule Monday that would deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps or other public benefits, a blow to the Trump administration on the eve of the election.