As the Pentagon confirms the deployment of 1000 U.S. troops and six helicopters to the southwest border next week on August 15, documents obtained by Newsweek show drones and reconnaissance planes could be going with them.
Sixteen U.S. Marines during a battalion formation on Thursday morning for their alleged role in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, Marine Corps officials said.
"We won't sit back and allow the decades long bipartisan attack on immigrants to continue," Cata Santiago, a spokesperson for Cosecha Movement, said in a press release.
Top Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli said ICE is set to execute a plan to find, detain and ultimately deport at least one million migrants.
"And the company's being paid $750 a day to lock up children, no incentive to get them into homes," Senator Jeff Merkley said.
Trump tweeted a vague warning on Monday night that his administration would "begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens," but the right-wing pundit isn't buying it.
If the plan is approved, it could see as many as 90,000 low-income undocumented immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 become eligible for Medicaid.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that immigration issues along the southern U.S. border were not the fault of Mexico.
"Mr. Trump boasted about his beautiful green golf course when we were talking about the importance of undocumented people in the labor market," immigration advocate Gaby Pacheco told Newsweek.
Despite Trump's comments, El Paso has not been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. and violent crime actually increased after a border fence was built.
"The public is solidly against the expansion of the border walls and remains sympathetic toward immigrants in the country illegally," said polling expert Jim Norman.
The Trump administration has been accused of using immigrant children as "bait" to arrest the undocumented immigrants sponsoring them.
Pelosi "is scared to death that a president is going to speak straight to the American people," former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said.
"Shutting down the government, and who's going to notice? The principal beneficiaries seem to be the estimated 22 to 30 million illegal immigrants in the country."
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency wants to destroy years' worth of data, including records on sexual abuse reports, solitary confinement and deaths in custody.
Data obtained from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General showed that "thousands" of migrants have alleged sexual abuse while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
The Trump administration has been barred from deporting reunited families until July 23.
"ICE doesn't need to be abolished, it needs to be reformed," a former senior official with the agency said.
"This is a challenging time, especially for all of our team members who want to do the right thing for passengers who fly with us," American Airlines said in a letter to employees.
The Trump administration is no longer disclosing how many children separated from their parents under its "zero tolerance" immigration policy are still in its care.
"I have not breathed fresh air or felt the sun on my face," said asylum seeker Ansly Damus, who has been detained in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility for more than a year and a half.
"My suffering ended the day I met them," Susana, a Guatemalan asylum seeker who came to the U.S. with her 10-month-old baby, said of the couple sponsoring them.