William Barr has ruled that immigrants who fear persecution because of threats to family members no longer qualify for asylum.
Immigration advocates say a recent announcement of ICE raids was intended by the Trump administration to create fear in immigrant communities.
In September 2017, Capital & Main requested reviews of 18 immigrant detainee deaths that had occurred in 2016 and early 2017. ICE has still not released four of the reports.
This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.
In Tijuana, wait times for the asylum process are increasingly drawn out, exasperating migrants. Border patrol agents have turned away people who had hoped to present themselves for asylum.