ICE Denies Claims That It Detains Immigrants During Tragedies Like the El Paso Massacre
Activists warn the practice of detaining people at courthouses and other government venues has discouraged immigrants from cooperating with authorities, even when they are victims of violent crimes.
Customs and Border Protection Is Separating Families Based on HIV Status
Health and Human Services removed HIV from a list of communicable diseases that bar immigrants from entry into the United States in 2010.
After Police Cooperated With ICE, California's Sanctuary Law's Strength Will Be Tested in Court
Immigrant rights advocates are set to bring one of the first legal challenges against a city that allegedly contravened the California Values Act.
Police in Daly City Handed an Immigrant Over to ICE Despite California's Sanctuary Protections
Many officers haven't been trained to comply with California's law prohibiting police from turning over those they arrest to federal immigration agents.
Could an Elizabeth Warren Administration Really Prosecute Trump Immigration Officials?
Yes, but there are a few caveats.
Motel 6 Will Settle a Suit Over Its Cooperation With ICE
The $10 million settlement will be paid out to guests whose names were handed over to ICE in minimum damages of $75.
Oregon Will Make Undocumented People Eligible for Drivers' Licenses Again
Thirteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow those in the country illegally to get licenses.
Dallas Will Foot the Bill for Undocumented Immigrants' Attorneys
The Sixth Amendment does not guarantee representation in immigration court, so immigrants facing deportation rarely have lawyers.
Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Are Afraid to Go to Law Enforcement Under Trump
Trump-era developments in policy and enforcement have discouraged immigrant survivors of abuse from seeking justice, a new survey finds.
Florida Passed an Anti-Sanctuary Bill, but It Doesn't Have Any Sanctuary Cities
Economists warn the new law could cost the state over $120 million in taxes, and $3.5 billion in GDP.
ICE Is Failing to Screen the Veterans Among Those It Deports
Veterans are not receiving appropriate review before being placed in removal proceedings, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
ICE Continues to Arrest Immigrants at Their Hearings for Legal Residency Status
Experts say detaining immigrants at appointments with authorities discourages them from cooperating with law enforcement.
As American Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Mosques Have Ramped Up Security
A rise in Islamophobic hate crimes during the Trump presidency has led to increased law-enforcement presence at places of worship.
Maine Banned Native American Mascots in Public Schools
Efforts to get privately owned teams like the Redskins and the Cleveland Indians to drop offensive mascots may have stalled, but states can enact bans in the public sector.
The U.S. Is Denying Citizenship to Service Members at an Unprecedented Rate
Non-citizens in the military are now denied citizenship more frequently than their civilian counterparts. The Department of Defense appears to be behind the shift.
The Supreme Court Upheld Treaty Rights for the Crow Nation
Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights.
A Court Might Block Trump's Wall as Vice President Pence Argues Judges Should Not Have the Power to
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration.
In New York, Undocumented Immigrants Could Become Eligible for Driver's Licenses Again
Nationally, traffic violations constitute the plurality of charges leading to ICE detention.
ICE Faces Legal Challenges to Arresting Immigrants at Courthouses and Immigration Proceedings
Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law.
The Trump Administration's Plan to Reduce the Immigration Court Backlog Will Only Add to It
The Department of Justice wants to allow appeals judges to uphold deportations without explaining their reasoning. But the last time that was the practice, the case docket doubled.
Will the Boycott of the 'New York Post' Over Its Ilhan Omar Cover Work?
Yemeni bodega owners in New York are refusing to sell copies of the Post. Will they encourage the paper to change its editorial policy?
Can Democrats Decriminalize Unauthorized Immigration?
Xavier Becerra joined Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke in calling to end criminal charges for those who enter the country illegally.
Ohio Legislators Want to Make Sanctuary Schools Illegal
The Dayton, Ohio, Board of Education adopted a policy barring immigration agents from enforcing on school grounds. A new bill in the Ohio State House would end that.
A Seattle Church Offered an Undocumented Man Sanctuary. Will That Protect Him?
ICE policy discourages enforcement at places of worship, so the agency has avoided entering them, but no law prevents immigration authorities from doing so.
Is It Time to Bring the Nation's Immigration Courts Under the Judicial Branch?
U.S. immigration courts face an "existential crisis." The American Bar Association says it has a solution.
The Supreme Court Could Reshape the Debate Over State Immigration Enforcement
The Kansas v. Garcia ruling concerns the doctrine of preemption, and whether states can prosecute certain federal crimes.
Could Washington State Be a Model for Native Voting Rights Reform?
Bills securing native voting rights are destined to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, but might find success at the state level.
Liberian Civil Rights Groups See 'Racial Animus' in Trump Administration Refugee Policy
A new lawsuit alleges the Department of Homeland Security has not terminated DED-status for Liberians based on a sound determination of safety in Liberia.
Muslims Sue Arkansas Prisons Over Failure to Offer Prayer Services
The lawsuit follows a Supreme Court decision allowing Alabama to deny a Muslim-American man's request to have an imam present at his execution.
There's an Anti-Immigrant Amendment Tucked Into the Dems' Gun-Control Bill
Twenty-six Democrats in the House joined Republicans to pass a provision requiring that vendors notify ICE when background checks reveal gun applicants to be undocumented.
Companies That Work With ICE Could Lose California Contracts
Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, and Palantir are among those who could lose city and county contracts if new legislation passes.
There's a Growing Push to Rescind the Medals of Honor Awarded to the U.S. Soldiers at Wounded Knee
Tweets by Donald Trump about Elizabeth Warren prompted a Native American voting rights group to call for honors bestowed on the perpetrators of the massacre to be rescinded.
L.A. County's New Sheriff Announced Reforms to Limit ICE. Immigrant Rights Groups Don't Think They Go Far Enough.
Alex Villanueva says he'll reduce the number of misdemeanors considered grounds for deportation, but will continue to allow ICE contractors to transfer undocumented inmates into ICE custody.
Native American Rights Groups Are Targeting Six States to Fight Voter Suppression in 2020
Four Directions is targeting states with voter ID laws, like Wisconsin and North Dakota, as well as those with low Native American turnout, like Nevada.
Trump Will Address Immigration in His State of the Union Address. Here Are the Facts.
Trump will likely stoke anti-immigrant sentiment in his address, but he won't talk about child separation and immigration court backlog.
Has ICE Overstepped Its Authority by 'Demonizing' 21 Savage?
The agency reportedly targeted not just the artist's immigration status but his persona, in the latest example of what advocates identify as ICE abusing its authority.
How the Shutdown Actually Kept Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
As a result of the shutdown, an estimated 80,000 court hearings will have to be rescheduled.
Los Angeles Teachers Are Striking—and Expecting That Teachers Across the Country Will Follow Suit
Organizers say the L.A. movement to better fund public education will inspire solidarity movements nationwide.
Vilma Carrillo, an Immigrant Woman Separated From Her Daughter, Has Been Released From ICE Custody
Immigrant rights groups rejoiced as authorities reunited a Guatemalan woman and her daughter Friday.
In Continuing the Government Shutdown, Trump Is Breaking Several Promises on Immigration
The administration is failing to meet guarantees on the immigration court backlog and deportations.
The Social Security Administration Has a New Plan to Flag Undocumented Workers to Employers
Immigrant rights analysts warn that there's much room for error in the SSA's records—and that notifications could cost people their jobs.
What Immigrant Rights Groups Are Saying After a Judge Ruled That Trump's Ban on Domestic Violence Victims Violated Immigration Law
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions "unlawfully and arbitrarily imposed a heightened standard" blocking escapees from violence from seeking refuge in the United States, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Over a Dozen Companies Have Pulled Their Advertising From Tucker Carlson's Show
Decisions followed a monologue in which Carlson suggested immigrants are making the United States "dirtier."
Does Trump's Push to Deport Vietnamese Refugees Undermine the U.S. Corrections System?
The White House is expected to push to deport Vietnam War refugees with final removal orders, but immigration rights advocates argue they have already paid their debt to society.
How Do We Count Immigrants' Use of Public Services?
As the Trump administration prepares to officialize a rule penalizing immigrants for using public services, debate emerges over how we look at the data.
Members of a Christian Community in North Carolina Are Devastated After a Sanctuary Dweller's Deportation
Lawmakers are decrying what some say appears to have been an orchestrated attempt by immigration enforcement to coax Samuel Oliver-Bruno out of sanctuary.
One Immigrant Mother Is Fighting to Be Reunified With Her Daughter—Who's a U.S. Citizen
Advocates estimate there are dozens of similar cases of immigrant parents separated from their children who have American citizenship.