U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico are expected to remain closed to non-essential travel until Dec. 21 at the earliest amid a rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, officials in Washington and Ottawa said on Wednesday.
The US Supreme Court granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.
A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his baby daughter drowned in the Rio Grande fuelled a surge of emotion around the world on Wednesday, as US Democrats furiously denounced Donald Trump's immigration policies.
The haunting image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials on Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.
An investigation has been launched after a seven-year-old girl died while in the custody of the US Border Patrol. The Guatemalan child, named as Jakelin Caal Maquin, was detained last week after crossing the US-Mexico border with her father, officials say.
The U.S.-Mexico border at the San Isidro Port of Entry was closed in both directions for more than five hours on Sunday after hundreds of migrants rushed the area, prompting federal authorities to launch tear gas in an apparent attempt to get the group to disperse.