“The situation at the border and U.S. immigration authorities’ response to it has prompted significant attention and, in some cases, confusion regarding the governing laws and policies,” the Congressional Research Service said with some understatement in a new brief.
The CRS document reviews the laws on admission and exclusion of aliens at the U.S. border, including detention, asylum, and treatment of unaccompanied children. See An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border, CRS Legal Sidebar, June 15, 2018.
Other new and updated publications from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
North Korea: Legislative Basis for U.S. Economic Sanctions, updated June 11, 2018
Ebola: Democratic Republic of Congo, CRS Insight, June 12, 2018
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), updated June 19, 2018
Intelligence Community Spending: Trends and Issues, updated June 18, 2018