Deportation

Immigrant Detainees Enter Third Week of Hunger Strike

Detainees in Texas are now joining those in Washington hunger striking for justice.

Obama Wants Immigration Enforcement to Be Done 'More Humanely'

The president orders a review. Is that enough?

How the U.S. Deported One of Its Own Citizens

And how it could happen to you.

Extorted, Detained and Deported

After being extorted on the job, a deported waste management worker is fighting to return to the United States–and winning.

Whatever Happened to Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Twenty thirteen was supposed to be the year for sweeping immigration reform. Here’s a step-by-step review of what did–and didn’t–happen.

Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

Inside Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, the newly prolonged wait for immigration reform is drearily familiar.

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our 'Humane' Immigration Jails

Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.

Report: Half of Nation's Undocumented Adults Have Kids

And the federal government’s deportation program is ripping families apart.

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

Why? Because they are undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish, according to advocates.

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a 'Real Problem'

President Obama says his administration must “make sure that children aren’t torn from their parents without due process.” A Colorlines.com investigation concluded at least 5,100 kids are stuck in foster care because their parents are detained or deported.

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals nearly a quarter of people deported in first half of 2011 were parents with U.S. citizen children. That’s a dramatic increase from the 10-year period before the Obama administration.

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.

Why It's Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

Each year, thousands of immigrant parents are ripped away from their kids. Now, it’s time for us to make a difference.

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh

Shahed Hossain describes his harrowing ordeal to ColorLines videographer Brian Palmer.

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

Shahed Hossain’s shocking story reveals why Obama will have to use his power to halt mass deportations for any reform to work.