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Nearly 100 Mexicans have sought to return to the U.S. by Wednesday’s deadline under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused federal immigration officials in Southern California of failing to advise people of their rights. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Department of Homeland Security in 2013 over […]

The U.S. is test­ing what could be a power­ful new de­terrent against il­leg­al im­mig­ra­tion. Between 40 to 50 per­cent of people il­leg­ally liv­ing in the U.S.—as many as 6 mil­lion people, ac­cord­ing to an es­tim­ate by the Pew Re­search Cen­ter—didn’t sneak in, but entered leg­ally, and then over­stayed their visas. Up to […]

More Mexicans are leaving the United States than are arriving, according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center. Government data from both countries also shows that the flow of Mexican immigrants between the United States and Mexico is at its lowest since the 1990s. Survey data from the Mexican […]

RENO, Nev. — Jose Isabel Esparza laughs at the thought that his wife, a 65-year-old grandmother living on their meager farm outside Mexico City, might be smuggling people illegally into the United States. But that’s the only reason U.S. immigration officials have provided in denying her entrance to the country […]