Immigration

Activists—undocumented immigrants and their allies—hold their banner in solidarity with immigrants who are facing increased ICE detentions.

Immigrant Rights Action Ends in 3 Arrests in Michigan

Activists blocked a highway in lead up to the Day Without Immigrants strike set for May 1.

President Trump to Announce 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order

The two-part order focuses on the H-1B visa program and the procurement of American products by federal agencies.

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WATCH: Salma Hayek Confronts White Elitism in 'Beatriz at Dinner' Trailer

The comedy, which hits theaters June 9, stars Hayek as a Latinx immigrant and holsitic healer whose refusal to ignore the rantings of a racist causes...friction.

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

Environmental Group First to Sue Trump Administration for Border Wall

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ): “Trump’s wall ... will do little more than perpetuate human suffering while irrevocably damaging our public lands and the wildlife that depend on them.”

A child wears a slogan on his jacket during a rally against a ban on Muslim immigration at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017, in San Francisco, California.

ACLU Files 13 Lawsuits Against Government Related to Travel Ban

The suits demand records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security.

A demonstrator wears a Trump campaign-style hat that bears a pro-immigrant message during the Immigrants Make America Great March to protest actions being taken by the Trump administration on February 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.

REPORT: Latest Federal Arrest Numbers Show a Focus on Immigration-Related Offenses

Federal law enforcement arrested more people for immigration-related offenses in 2014 than they did for drugs, weapons and property crimes combined.

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Courthouses May No Longer Be Safe Spaces for Undocumented Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security says immigration agents can engage in enforcement activities at courthouses.

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[VIDEO] Meet Reyna Montoya, an Arizona Organizer and Dancer Who Fights the Power to Protect Immigrant Families and Their Kids

In the first of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Reyna Montoya talks about how even the risk of family separation terrifies children, how she uses art for healing—and that one time she stopped a bus full of undocumented folks from being deported. 

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Activists, Advocates Plan 'A Day Without Immigrants' Strike for May 1

“May 1 is the first step in a series of strikes and boycotts that will change the conversation on immigration in the United States.”

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

Trump's Border Wall Funding Will Likely Not Make It Into This Year's Budget

Republican leaders worry that including the proposed $1.5 billion for the project will lead to a partial government shutdown.

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Ai Weiwei Will Build Fences Around New York City to Protest Xenophobia

"We are witnessing a rise in nationalism, an increase in the closure of borders, and an exclusionary attitude towards migrants and refugees, the victims of war and the casualties of globalization."

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Jeff Sessions: No More DOJ Funding for Sanctuary Cities

The attorney general says his agency will withhold funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents.

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'For Here or to Go?' Brings H-1B Visa Holders' Anxieties to the Big Screen

Screenwriter Rishi S. Bhilawadikar tells NBC News that his screenplay for the upcoming film was based on his experiences struggling to find work in Silicon Valley while waiting on his green card.

After 4 Years of Fighting, Palestinian-American Activist Rasmea Odeh Accepts Plea Agreement in Immigration Fraud and Terrorism Case

In light of the current political climate, Odeh believes that she could not receive a fair trial in her legal battle with the federal government over immigration fraud and terrorism charges.

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50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice

The coalition will fight for “justice, freedom and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

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3 Tweets That Shut Down the #BoycottHawaii Hashtag

Some folks are mad that the “Muslim Ban 2.0” was blocked. Some folks in Hawaii do not care.

Federal Judges Stop Trump's Muslim Ban for a Second Time

District court judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked the implementation of the president's second travel and refugee freeze.

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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READ: South Asian Americans Must Unite to Fight Trump Policies

In a new op-ed in The Washington Post, rapper Raj "Lushlife" Haldar reflects on some Hindu Americans' embrace of Trump's political agenda, discrimination against South Asian Americans and the need for cross-religious Desi organizing to fight new anti-immigrant policies and violence.

Eva Cardenas stands before a tipi that reads, "Water is life," at the National Mall on March 10, 2017.

Why This Xicana, Indigenous Activist Helped Organize the Native Nations Rise March

Eva Cardenas has spent much of her organizing life protecting migrant rights. Now, she’s bringing that passion into Indigenous battles.