Immigration

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.

Brown girl in hijab holds sign that reads, "Today we are Muslims and immigrants."

Six States Sue Over 'Muslim Ban 2.0'

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson: “The president cannot unilaterally declare himself free of the court’s restraining order and injunction.”

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After Artist Backlash, South by Southwest Removes Deportation Clause from Future Contracts

The arts and media festival faced pressure from artists and activists demanding that it strike contractual language that threatens to refer artists to immigration officials.

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Protestors Tell ICE to #FreeRomulo After Man is Arrested in Front of His Child

“Documented or not, all children have the right to a public education free from fear and intimidation.”

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Washington Police Investigate Sikh Man's Shooting by a White Gunman

The gunman allegedly approached the victim in his driveway, said "go back to your own country" and then opened fire.  

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South by Southwest Deportation Clause Sparks Artist Backlash

Musician Felix Walworth brought attention to a long-standing clause that suggests festival-sanctioned international artists who play unauthorized shows risk possible referral to immigration authorities. 

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Trump's VOICE Program Could Take Us Back to Darker Times

VOICE, the new office Trump has created for victims of crimes committed by undocumented people, won't keep anyone safer. It will further criminalize people of color. 

At a large New York City march to protest Trump's 'Muslim ban,' a man dressed up as the president walks.

Who Would Lose in the 'Merit-Based' Immigration System Trump is Raving About?

In his first joint Congressional address, President Trump advocated for an immigration system that would prioritize  high-skilled and educated workers. But that system would stack the deck in favor of young men, penalize women who do domestic work, and unravel the fabric of family-based immigration. 

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Muhammad Ali's Son on Airport Profiling: 'I'm Not American?'

Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali just broke their silence about an early-February interrogation by immigration officials. 

Hosted by Noticias Telemundo Anchor José Díaz-Balart, “Conoce tus derechos” (Know Your Rights) covered specific scenarios under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policies and informed the audience about their legal rights.

3 Must-See Segments from Telemundo's Latest 'Know Your Rights' Special

The Spanish-language network touched on what documented and undocumented immigrants need to know if ICE officers show up.