Immigration

Seeking Refuge in US, Children Fleeing Danger Are Expelled

HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 5:32 PM

As the Daughter of an ICE Detainee, Here’s What I Learned From a Deep Dive Into Immigration Raids (OPINION)

Although I did not experience these six raids myself, I am writing from the perspective of not only a student researcher, but as a daughter with a parent at an ICE facility amidst a global pandemic.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 5:29 PM

We Must Do Better to Protect and Support Cleaning Workers During COVID-19 (OPINION)

Now, during the most virulent outbreak in a century, we must do better to protect and support cleaning workers.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

Trump Administration Won’t Accept New DACA Applications

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let it be scrapped completely.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 8:59 PM

Despite Judge’s Order, Migrant Kids Remain in ICE Custody

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week’s deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

Undocumented Immigrants Behind on Their Rent Are Self-Evicting Across Texas

Without money to pay rent, facing pressures from landlords and afraid of courts, people without legal immigration status have limited options.

  • Jul 27, 2020
  • 2:08 PM

Monitor Calls on US to Stop Detaining Migrant Kids in Hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — A court-appointed monitor for immigrant youth called on the U.S. government to stop detaining children as young as 1 in hotels before expelling them to their home countries, saying the practice could lead to emotional and physical harm.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 3:40 PM

AP Exclusive: Migrant Kids Held in US Hotels, Then Expelled

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries under policies that have effectively shut down the nation’s asylum system during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 5:31 PM

Trump Signs Executive Order Excluding Undocumented Immigrants’ Census Count From Use in Congressional Redistricting

The practical effect of Trump’s memorandum, if it survives a court challenge, would not come until sometime in 2021, well after this year’s general election in November. 

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 1:28 PM

As Judge Orders Trump to Reinstate DACA, DREAMers Worry Immigration Program Will Remain in Danger 

The Gomezes, two undocumented brothers, say the immigration program is still in danger and a long-term legislative fix is still in dire need.

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 5:32 PM

Documentary ‘We Are The Radical Monarchs’ Witnesses Young Social Justice Warrior Girls Fight for Change

The documentary offers real hope about a future generation of fierce Brown and Black girls ready to put in the work to make social justice more than just a dream. 

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 12:30 PM

Trump Offers Confusion, Contradictions on Immigration Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising new executive action on immigration as he returns to the defining issue of his administration. But Trump has offered contradictory and confusing statements about his plans in recent days.

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 12:16 PM

How the Coronavirus Spread Through One Immigration Facility

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gregory Arnold walked into the warden’s office April 1 as the novel coronavirus ripped through one of the largest immigration detention centers in the United States. Waiting with about 40 guards to begin his shift, he heard a captain say face masks were prohibited.

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 10:15 AM

Participar en sistemas carcelarios (OPINIÓN)

Los sistemas carcelarios viven dentro de nosotros.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • 1:43 PM

Immigration Courts Reopen Despite Rising Coronavirus Cases

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three immigration courts reopened Monday as the government extended its push to fully restart the clogged system despite rising coronavirus cases in states where many of the small courtrooms are located.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on Foreign Students

BOSTON (AP) — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Why the New ICE Rule Made Every International Student’s Greatest Fear a Reality (OPINION)

During my time in the U.S., I have experienced living in this country under a false sense of security, constantly fearing that I may be removed at any given time. 

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 2:31 PM

International Students in US Colleges May Be Forced Home, New ICE Guidance Says

International students whose colleges and universities opt to move classes completely online for the upcoming semester will not be allowed to stay in the country, according to ICE.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 6:49 PM

New Study Explores Why US Latinos Join ICE and Border Patrol

A new study found that most of the agents joined because they wanted a stable job, and didn’t see many other ways of getting one.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 5:22 PM

Florida’s DeSantis Continues to Embarrass With COVID Denial and Anti-Immigrant Policies (OPINION)

In the midst of it all, DeSantis and his acolytes still find the time to push policies like E-Verify that harm vulnerable populations. It’s cruel and completely unnecessary.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 11:37 AM

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