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Mexico’s detention rate of Central American minors is up 49 percent since last year, according to Mexico’s National Immigration Institute. The institute says almost half of the detained 11,893 underage migrants were travelling alone or with a smuggler between January and May. Two-thirds of the detained were between 12 and […]

SAN ANTONIO — After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children — and keep more from coming. But as U.S. Immigration and […]

By WIL S. HYLTON Christina Brown pulled into the refugee camp after an eight-hour drive across the desert. It was late July of last year, and Brown was a 30-year-old immigration lawyer. She had spent a few years after college working on political campaigns, but her law degree was barely […]