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Topic: Immigration & Borders

A vigil in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on August 3rd, 2019, after a mass shooting left over 20 people dead in El Paso, Texas.

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.

The Farewell.

'The Farewell' Captures the Chinese-American Experience in a Way I Never Thought I'd See on Screen

Going to China as a second-generation Chinese American is a deeply personal and overwhelming experience—and this movie evokes it beautifully.

Two prisoners from earlier round-ups look out from a cell window at the main ICE detention center in downtown Los Angeles on July 14th, 2019.

ICE's New Policy Will Give the Agency More Discretion to Deport Victims of Crimes

The reversal of long-standing internal guidelines on U-visas might lead to the deportation of immigrants with legitimate claims to legal status.

The main ICE detention center is seen in downtown Los Angeles, California, on July 14th, 2019.

ICE Is Detaining More People Than Ever—and for Longer

Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.

Migrants play football at a temporary detention center for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas.

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.

Activists, including childcare providers, parents, and their children, protest against the Trump administration's family detention and separation policies for migrants along the southern border, near the New York offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on July 18th, 2018, in New York City.

The Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families Over Minor Offenses

At least 911 immigrant children have been separated from their parents at the border since June of 2018.

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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.

Sandra Sanchez, a Honduran woman and asylum seeker, preparing lunch for her daughter.

The Real Intention Behind the Recent ICE Raids Is Intimidation

While only 35 arrests were reported during the most recent, multi-city raids, the campaigns have caused widespread fear and tangible impacts on the daily routines of immigrant families.

A man looks at rocks painted with crosses calling for justice, in allusion to deaths resulting from drug cartels' struggle for control in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on May 28th, 2008.

'There Is a Hidden Violence': Jeremy Slack on the Human Tragedy of Deportation

In his new book, Deported to Death, Jeremy Slack undertakes one of the most thorough efforts to date to track the fate of deportees.

Migrants seeking asylum in the United States are seen in the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana on March 5th, 2019.

Persecution Based on Family Ties Will No Longer Qualify as Grounds for Asylum, the Attorney General Rules

The decision could affect thousands of asylum seekers fleeing violence, particularly from Central America.

Immigration advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition go house to house handing out fliers on July 13th, 2019, in Little Havana in Miami, Florida.

Why Were Trump's ICE Raids So Ineffective?

After Trump announced his intention to deport "millions," undocumented immigrants and activists began preparing their communities with "Know Your Rights" campaigns.

A bus transporting immigrants leaves a temporary facility at a U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas, on June 21st, 2019. Lawyers who toured the facility said they witnessed inhumane conditions.

Will Congress Approve New Humanitarian Standards for Immigrant Detention Facilities?

The House voted to pass legislation to ensure that migrants have access to water, food, and medical services. But the bill will likely face opposition in the Senate.

Asylum seekers in the U.S. are overflowing shelters in Mexico waiting for their claims to be processed.

Legal Asylum Seekers Are Punished by Trump's Newest Immigration Policy

By choosing to follow migration rules and wait for months at a time, legal asylum seekers will now be subjected to a rule that renders most of them ineligible for migration.

Undocumented immigrants gather in the Maricopa County "Tent City Jail," run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2010.

The Department of Justice Won't Release Data on Prison Deportations

Each year, the federal government deports thousands of prisoners who enter the Institutional Hearing Program, but it won't reveal critical information about its operations.

Immigration advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition go house to house handing out fliers on July 13th, 2019, in Little Havana in Miami, Florida, in advance of the Trump administration's nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting migrant families.

Immigrants Are Changing Their Routines Out of Fear, a Survey Finds

Even permanent residents and naturalized citizens report avoiding activities like driving, visiting a doctor, or talking with teachers.

An ICE agent.

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.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested hundreds in Florida and Puerto Rico in March of 2018.

ICE Releases a Dallas-Born Teenager After Wrongful Detention

The case of Francisco Erwin Galicia is one of many instances of a U.S. citizen being targeted for deportation.

Undocumented immigrants leave a U.S. federal court in shackles on June 11th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.

'The Border Has Become the United States': How a New Trump Administration Rule Will Expand Fast-Tracked Deportations

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants within the U.S. could be summarily deported without a day in court.

Immigrants walk to U.S. Homeland Security buses to be transferred to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen after crossing from Mexico on July 2nd, 2019, in Los Ebanos, Texas.

Immigration Courts Are Replacing Interpreters With Orientation Videos

The new measure is intended to reduce costs and accelerate proceedings, but even immigration judges are questioning it.

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent rides a snowmobile during a patrol on a frozen lake that splits the Canadian territory behind him and the U.S., near Norton, Vermont.

Undocumented Workers Are Especially Vulnerable to Border Patrol in Vermont

Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.

Protesters outside a PNC bank location.

Anti-ICE Activists Target PNC Bank for Funding Private Detention Centers

Unlike Bank of the West, Bank of America, and SunTrust, which all announced plans to divest from for-profit prisons, PNC has not responded to activists' calls.

President Donald Trump takes part in the Third Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 15th, 2019.

Can Mexico Qualify as a Safe Third Country?

In 1994, attorney Susan Gzesh wrote in a report that Mexico was not a safe third country. Has anything changed?

Marchers, many of them undocumented, attend a Valentine's Day rally organized by the New York Immigration Coalition on February 14th, 2017, in New York City.

New Research Debunks the Myth That Mexican Immigrants Can't Assimilate

A new study finds that immigrants from our neighbor to the south are learning English and regularly interacting with non-Mexicans at higher rates than in previous decades.