Donald Trump immigration policy

How social media fuels migrant caravans

Central American migrants moving in a caravan to the U.S. board buses. Photo: Ulises Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images

Central American migrants have newfound empowerment to organize and flee their home countries in large groups, with instant communication to guide their long journeys.

Why it matters: Those caravans provide the protection of numbers and eliminate many of the dangers and costs associated with hiring smugglers.

Trump aide Miller asked to testify on immigration plans before Congress

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller.
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings sent a letter Wednesday inviting White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to appear before the committee to testify on the Trump administration's immigration policies.

"I am inviting you to testify before the committee because it appears that you are one of the primary moving forces behind some of the most significant — and in my view, troubling — immigration policies coming out of the Trump White House."