Immigration

'The Waiting Game' Explores the United States' Labyrinthine Asylum Process

A new multimedia “newsgame” from ProPublica and WNYC lets readers experience the arduous journey of applying for refugee status in the United States.

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Supreme Court Restricts Deportation of Immigrants

Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch sides with liberal justices as SCOTUS strikes down federal provision that facilitated deportation of convicted immigrants.

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Department of Justice Freezes Legal Assistance Program for Detained Immigrants Facing Deportation

ACLU spokesperson: ”Each week, the Trump administration finds new and cruel ways to hurt immigrants.”

Texas National Guard Prepares To Deploy To U.S. Mexico Border

Three Southern States Pledge National Guard Troops to Reinforce Border Security

The move comes as details emerge on the role troops deployed by President Donald Trump will play on the United States-Mexico border.

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Department of Justice Sets Quotas for Immigration Judges to Speed Up Deportations

The announcement comes as the Trump administration weighs other measures to fast track the deportation of children arrested at the border.

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Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Allows Undocumented Teens Access to Abortions

The temporary injunction also prevents the government from barring access to medical appointments.

U.S. Agents Take Immigrants With Undocumented Status Into Custody

'Our Country is Being Stolen': Trump Renews Attacks on Immigrants

His accusations were met by bipartisan condemnation.

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WATCH: John Oliver Breaks Down How the U.S. Withholds Justice From Immigrants

One immigation court judge says they are essentially conducting “death penalty court cases in a traffic court setting.”

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How The Child of Chinese Immigrants Led the Charge for Birthright Citizenship in the U.S.

A new clip from “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” an upcoming PBS documentary, highlights how Wong Kim Ark took his battle for American citizenship to the Supreme Court.

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Trump Tells 4,000 Liberian Immigrants To Leave or Face Deportation

President denies extension of legal immigration status for Liberians, many who have lived in the U.S. for decades.

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Decision to Add Citizenship Question in 2020 Census Met with Swift Outcry, Lawsuit

California sues Trump administration over citizenship question, arguing that the move will scare off immigrants and result in drastic population undercount.

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U.S. Military Vet Who Served Two Tours in Afghanistan Deported to Mexico

Miguel Pérez Jr. was deported after a 16-month plea to the Department of Homeland Security.

Prototypes Of President Trump's Proposed Border Wall

Proposed Spending Bill Limits Border Wall Funding, Rejects Additional ICE Agents

But it doesn’t do anything for the “Dreamers.”

DACA Protestors Rally

Dreams Deferred (Again): Democrats, White House Fail to Craft DACA Deal

The policy impasse means there are still no legislative protections for immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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How Does It Feel to Take Refuge From Deportation in a Church?

A new photo essay from The Nation follows an immigrant of undocumented status as she fights to stay with her children.

Protestors demand #JusticeForJane and the resignation of Director of the Office of Refugee Resettelment Scott Lloyd

Activists, Politicians Call on Trump Administration to Fire Office of Refugee Resettlement Director

Representative Jerry Nadler on Scott Lloyd: “It sounds like a scene from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ but for these young women in Scott Lloyd’s custody, it’s far from fiction.”

ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants

Appeals Court Upholds Majority of Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law

Hailed by the Trump administration, the ruling allows law enforcement to ask detainees for proof of citizenship.

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California ICE Spokesperson Quits Over 'Misleading' Arrest Claims

The feud between California and the Trump administration grows as the president visits the California-Mexico border to inspect wall prototypes.

Department of Justice Sues California For Immigrant Sanctuary Policies

The suit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.

U.S. Border Patrol Houses Unaccompanied Minors In Detention Center

Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Illegally Jailing 18-Year-Olds

National Immigrant Justice Center says immigration authorities regularly fail to comply with federal measures that are meant to protect children.