The blaze in a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez killed 40 people and injured dozens more.
A Trump-era Title 42 policy has left thousands precariously waiting for a shot to legally enter the U.S. But it’s also incentivized dangerous repeat irregular crossings.
The governor of Texas is thinking about attempting to invoke wartime powers and allowing state police to round up immigrants and send them to Mexico—powers normally reserved for the federal government.
VICE News obtained complaints filed on behalf of thousands of migrant children detained last year by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
And they're right.
“The policy was specious from the beginning. It wasn’t about public health then and it isn’t now,” said one immigration rights advocate.
“We don’t do humanitarian stuff,” said one Bureau of Prisons staffer after at least 100 “bus crew” officers were quietly sent to the border.
ICE has been removing Haitians under Title 42, which gives the U.S. government the power to suspend entry of people or goods for public-health reasons.