Hamed Aleaziz, Los Angeles Times

Hamed Aleaziz

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Hamed:

The Times obtains Homeland Security memos showing dismal border facility conditions

In early May, as the country watched the end of a Trump-era border policy, Title 42, come down, government officials struggled to handle a massive increase in arrests. → Read More

Internal report details rampant diarrhea among children at overcrowded border facility

The crisis at the Laredo facility is detailed in the first of two May memos by the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman that were obtained by The Times. → Read More

Border Patrol officials complained of 'overuse of hospitalization' as 8-year-old died

Border Patrol leadership complained about the 'overuse of hospitalization,' which investigators worried was costing 'valuable staff time.' → Read More

U.S. is rejecting asylum seekers at much higher rates under new Biden policy

A new Biden administration policy has dramatically lowered the percentage of migrants at the southern border who enter the U.S. and are deemed eligible for asylum. → Read More

Why border crossings fell after Trump-era rules expired

Biden administration officials worried border crossings would spike after pandemic-era rules expired. Instead the numbers fell. → Read More

8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custody

The child's death in Texas appears to be the first reported in Border Patrol custody since 2019. → Read More

Border crossings drop significantly after end of Title 42, U.S. officials say

Some speculated that the end of Title 42, a policy used amid the COVID-19 pandemic to turn back migrants at the border, would bring an influx of crossings. → Read More

Title 42 immigration policy expires, bringing an end to pandemic-era restrictions at border

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a warning Thursday that "starting tonight, people who arrive at the border without using a lawful pathway will be presumed ineligible for asylum." → Read More

ACLU sues to block Biden policy limiting asylum at the southern border

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday aiming to immediately block a Biden administration policy that would limit asylum access for those who cross the border without authorization. → Read More

Biden cuts time for migrants to get lawyers, echoing Trump policy as Title 42 expires

Facing more migrants at the border and significant capacity constraints in detention centers ahead of Title 42's expiration, the Biden administration is cutting the time asylum-seekers have to find attorneys. → Read More

U.S.-Mexico border towns brace for Title 42 expiration as migrant arrivals push capacity limits

Across the southern border with Mexico on Wednesday, communities, migrants and border agents braced for the long-anticipated end of Title 42 orders. Most U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities were already overcapacity. → Read More

New ICE program will put families under home curfew, deport those who fail asylum screenings

A new ICE program set to take effect soon will subject migrant families to GPS monitoring and a curfew. → Read More

Biden administration will urge asylum seekers to voluntarily return to Mexico

'We are giving ... individuals who are in our custody the option of voluntarily returning to the country from which they came,' DHS chief says. → Read More

ICE deported him to Afghanistan, then flew him back to L.A.

The man's deportation and hurried return indicate that ICE is sending people back to other countries, even dangerous ones such as Afghanistan, without complete information about their cases, his attorneys say. → Read More

Signature Biden asylum reform is now on hold

Administration officials insist the pause is temporary and designed to ensure that the country is prepared for a potential increase in border crossings. → Read More

Biden immigration plan could force asylum officers to break law, union warns

The union's decision to oppose Biden's asylum proposal is one indication of the plan's similarities to Trump-era efforts. → Read More

Top Democrats warn Biden: Don't restart family detentions

As he prepares for an expected reelection campaign, President Biden has tried to distance himself from the left on some issues, including immigration. → Read More

U.S. strikes deal with Canada over northern border, asylum seekers

The deal will expand the ability of Canadian and American border officials to turn back asylum seekers who cross without authorization. → Read More

ICE releases thousands of migrants affected by data breach

About 2,900 of the 6,252 immigrants whose information was exposed in the unprecedented data breach have been released from U.S. custody. → Read More

Biden's new immigration strategy expands on Trump border policy and continues Title 42

The plan calls for expelling more migrants without considering their asylum claims; expanding avenues for Nicaraguans, Haitians and Cubans to enter. → Read More