Asylum seekers stand at a bus stop after they were dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Greyhound bus station in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 23.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced a host of "extraordinary protective measures" designed to improve conditions for children and adults held in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.
When thousands of Hondurans and other Central Americans poured into Tijuana, Aguilar knew he had to do something. "They're from the same streets and cities as us. They're family!" he says. "It wasn't up for discussion, it was simply a matter of going out there and getting these people fed with a taste of home."
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Naser al-Shimary, deported this year to Iraq from the U.S., greets his four-year-old son Vincent at Baghdad international airport. Shimary had lived in the U.S. since he was five years old. He agreed to be deported under a practice halted by a U.S. court this summer.
Mounted Border Patrol agents ride along a newly fortified border wall structure in Calexico, Calif. Funding for the border wall is one of a number of administration priorities that may face challenges if the Democrats flip the House.