More Cubans attempt dangerous trip to US across Florida Straits

Zuleydis Elledias has gotten up each morning for the past two months hoping for a phone call, a message — any news on the fate of her husband and nephew, who disappeared at sea after the boat they were in capsized as they tried to reach Florida.

Border patrol starts wearing body cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol began issuing agents and officers with body cameras with the hopes of reinforcing transparency and better enhance its policing practices.

Texas begins jailing border crossers on trespassing charges

The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.

US ends Trump-era asylum policies for violence victims

Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a new policy saying immigration judges should cease following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win asylum in the United States.

US threatens legal action against Texas on shelter closures

The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn’t rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that house migrant children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents.