Immigration

U.S. Border Patrol agents walk back to their vehicles after taking immigrants into custody after they climbed over the U.S.-Mexico border fence from Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.

This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Claims Jump Almost 70 Percent in 2018

The Department of Homeland Security released statistics that indicate a huge increase in asylum applications at the southwest border.

Two paintings illustrating Latinx woman and child in multiple colors of paint and caption on white placard with black text, all on white wall

Artists Protest Whitney Museum Exec's Weapons Connections

Warren B. Kanders owns Safariland, a defense manufacturer whose tear gas canisters were used against asylum seekers at the United States-Mexico border.

Members of the migrant caravan climb over the U.S.-Mexico border fence while crossing into San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, on December 3, 2018.

REPORT: Migrants Bring Economic Stability, Not Disease

Dr. Paul Spiegel: “There is no evidence to show that migrants are spreading disease. That is a false argument that is used to keep migrants out.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent detains an immigrant in Los Angeles, California.

ICE Detains American Citizen, Attempts to Deport Him to Jamaica

Peter Sean Brown spent weeks in jail after repeatedly telling officials he was born and raised in Philadelphia.

A blue sign points to the pedestrian crossing to the U.S. near the U.S./Mexico border.

Trump Can Continue to Ignore Environmental Laws While Building Border Wall

The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge brought by groups that say construction would pose a serious threat.

Migrant Caravan Crosses Into Mexico

Many In Migrant Caravan May Be Climate Refugees

This vulnerable demographic are not recognized or protected by any international law.

Protestors surround woman holding sign that reads families belong together in protest of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy immigration and refugee policies in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2018.

Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border

Border agents say they have “no obligation” to report new cases of family separation because they didn’t take place under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

James and John Sena. Two Filipino men in white and green shirts holding right hands up in front of red and white and blue United States flag

Docuseries 'Waking Dream' Follows Dreamers in Limbo

The streaming show follows six young immigrants of undocumented status as they fight for their American lives.

Small children wearing shorts stand with their mother outside a temporary migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border  in Tijuana, Mexico on November 20, 2018.

Chaos Continues at U.S. Border, Migrants Explore Their Options

Many have to decide if they will continue to fight for asylum in the United States.

Black and gold marker on ground reads "Mex" and "USA."

Feds Use Tear Gas On Migrants, Activists Push Back

Thousands of migrants have been traveling on foot for weeks to seek refuge from violence and poverty in their homelands.

Hasan Minhaj. South Asian man with black hair and beard holds up hands while wearing black and grey plaid shirt and black pants in front of screen with purple and sea green background and red-orange lines and text spelling "PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ"

WATCH: Hasan Minhaj On The Problem With ICE

The host of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” breaks down the United States’ xenophobic immigration policies.

Large school bus in front of a high school.

New Report Shows Fear of Deportation is Keeping Children Out of School

The UNESCO study urges schools to create safe spaces for all students.

Small child in stroller looks at camera as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 19, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban

The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017.

It Is Now Easier To Deport Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking

Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”

Brown hands reach through a white fence and grab the bars. These immigrants wait to eat at a temporary migrant shelter set up near the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico on November 18, 2018.

Democrats Create Immigration Plan in Response to Trump

Party leaders must decide how progressive they want to be.

Ronald D. Vitiello, nominee to be assistant Homeland Security secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testifies at a hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on November 15, 2018.

Acting Head of ICE Denies Family Separation Policy

Ronald Vitiello, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also refused to rule out the possibility that it could happen again.

Photo of man holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride  in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela. of Brown woman in green t-shirt in front of dark background

'Breaking' Presents: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, a Multimedia Artist Erasing Borders

The Philadelphia-based activist, educator and artist takes on the history of the Latinx experience with her new album, “No Otro Lado.”

People standing in Mexico reach through and hug the wall at the conclusion of the Hugs Not Walls event on the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on October 13, 2018.

Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation to Limit Asylum Claims

The president says asylum seekers must arrive via official ports of entry and ”have merit” to be accepted into the United States.