Immigration

Woman, flanked by young men, holds sign that reads: "#SancturaryEverywhere."

New DOJ Memo Retreats From Administration's Original Position on Penalizing Sanctuary Cities

But the Trump Administration may find other ways to attack sanctuary cities—and the proposed 2018 fiscal year budget might be one of them.

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Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants With No Criminal Records More Than Doubles Under Trump

A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement boasts of increased arrests.

UPDATE: U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals For 6 More Months

Temporary protected status will last six more months for 58,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States. The loss of this immigration protection could lead to deportation to a country that continues to struggle with the impact of two earthquakes and a devastating cholera epidemic.

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5 Reasons Why Kris Kobach Shouldn't Lead Trump's Voter Fraud Investigations [OPINION]

The Kansas secretary of state helped create President Trump's border policy and supports voter ID measures. Now, he has a seat on the president's new voter fraud investigation commission.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after the U.S. Border Patrol caught them illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on December 7, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas.

ACLU Issues Texas Travel Advisory Following Sanctuary City Ban

The group is worried about law enforcement racial profiling.

ICYMI: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signed a Bill to Outlaw Sanctuary Cities in the State

Senate Bill 4, which goes into effect on September 1,  punishes cities, counties, elected officials and campuses that don’t collaborate with federal immigration enforcement. It also makes it a criminal offense for police chiefs or sheriffs to violate the ban.

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Legal Advocacy Groups Sue DHS for Info on Treatment of Muslims at Border Stops, Airports

The two federal court filings demand reports on the seizure of Muslims' electronic devices and the revocation of their Trusted Traveler status.

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You're Doing Cinco de Mayo All Wrong

This thread explains another way to celebrate. No, it does not involve tequila or cultural appropriation.

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#MayDay Actions in 7 Scenes

Advocacy groups and activists are gathering in cities across the world to demand an end to oppressive systems of power. Here, some video from actions helmed by groups of color in the United States. 

What Two Reports Have to Say About Trump's Impact on Immigrants and Muslims

Reports from We Belong Together and the Brennan Center for Justice critique Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and warn of future threats.

Juan Montes May Be the First DACA Recipient to Be Deported Under Trump

Juan Montes says he was deported by Customs and Border Patrol agents at the California-Mexico border despite his valid and unexpired DACA work permit. The Department of Homeland Security disputes his claim. Now he's suing to get the government records related to his case.

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 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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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."