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Texas Activists Peacefully Protest Border Wall

As the nation watched violence reign in Charlottesville, Virginia, a peaceful demonstration played out in Mission, Texas, in support of American inclusivity.

People in black and yellow shirts sit in the grass, surrounded by police officers dressed in black and blue

15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol

Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.

Surveillance cameras stand above the US-Mexican border fence at on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Feds Will Skip Environmental Impact Study Before Building Border Wall Through Wildlife Refuge

Officials reveal the Trump Administration will invoke a 2005 anti-terror law to bypass the requirement.

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Truck Driver Charged With Felony for Deadly Transport of Undocumented Immigrants

James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged in federal court for driving a tractor trailer filled with undocumented immigrants, eight of whom were found dead. He could face the death penalty.

Man with " POLICE ICE" emblazoned on his back in white letters

The Most Chilling Thing an ICE Agent Told The New Yorker

An anonymous agent on his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “We’re not doing what we tell people we do.”

A young Latinx woman wearing glasses addresses a crowd

[VIDEO] Immigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring Maricopa County, Arizona, immigration activists, Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change Arizona reflects on coming to the United States at age 12, fighting hate speech and facing down Confederate flag-bearing folks who crash her actions.

People walk down hallway with "Welcome" on wall in various languages

SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

Surveillance cameras stand above the U.S.-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Federal Government Begins Building the Border Wall

Engineers are drilling and taking soil samples in California, Texas and New Mexico. 

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

Spray painted sign reads: "287g turns cops into ICE monsters."

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

The Waller County (Texas) Jail was recently approved for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program—despite failing its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection.

]A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle sits waiting for undocumented immigrants at a fence opening near the U.S.-Mexico border on January 5, 2017, near McAllen, Texas.

First Segment of Proposed Border Wall Would Run Through Wildlife Refuge

In Texas, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is attempting to bring back the endangered ocelot. The border wall could change that.

White man in black suit with green tie behind men in multi-colored clothing with black cameras in front of blue curtain and red brick wall with U.S. and Kansas flags

40+ States Reject Kris Kobach's Request for Voter Data

Critics denounce Kobach’s search for voter fraud as a witchhunt that demonizes undocumented immigrants.

Who Will Be Allowed Into the U.S. When the 'Muslim Ban' Goes Into Effect?

The Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of six predominantly-Muslim countries is legal—with some key exceptions. Read on to find out what they are.

Brown woman in black hoodie in front of brown and black people in multicolored clothing and brown walls and red white and blue U.S. flag

WATCH: New Hamilton Mixtape Video is a Love Letter to 'Immigrants'

K’naan, Snow tha Product, Riz MC and Residente offer an ode to immigrants’ sacrifice and resilience in their new music video.

A young woman in a black coat and red and white keffiyeh scarf holds a bullhorn.

PHOTO ESSAY: As You Digest the SCOTUS 'Muslim Ban' Ruling, Don't Forget About This Major Win

That the Supreme Court upheld a chunk of the ”Muslim Ban” doesn’t negate the powerful organizing that helped push the issue up to the highest court in the land.

Brown girl in pink hijab and blue denim jacket stands surrounded by Asian boy and girls in black and white and pink clothing in front of grey wall

Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary

Dalya Zeno and her mother Rudayna Aksh feature in “Dalya’s Other Country,” a documentary premiering soon on PBS’ “POV.”

Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County will be one of the most at-risk places for rising water levels due to climate change on March 14, 2012, in North Miami, Florida.

This #WorldRefugeeDay, Let's Remember the Victims of Climate Change

By 2050, we could see up to 350 million climate refugees.

Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally for his release outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices March 13, 2017, in Los Angeles. Her father is mentioned in the Slate piece.

READ: 60 Days of Deportations and Detainments Under Trump

Tactics once reserved for violent criminals are now targeting undocumented youth and parents.

People stand together as they hold a vigil to support President Barack Obama's immigration executive action on April 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The order is now being rescinded under the Trump administration.

Trump Administration Keeps DACA in Place But Revokes DAPA

DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, was created to keep families together but never took effect because it was tied up in litigation.

Red-lit restaurant with green awnings and grey walls near grey street in front of red and yellow lanterns and grey sky

New Report Shines Light on Early Campaigns Against Chinese Entrepreneurs

White-led city governments and labor unions across the country pushed laws through the late 1800s and early 1900s to restrict Chinese-American restaurateurs.