Topic: Immigration & Borders
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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Undocumented Workers Are Especially Vulnerable to Border Patrol in Vermont
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
Could an Elizabeth Warren Administration Really Prosecute Trump Immigration Officials?
Yes, but there are a few caveats.
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.
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.