Immigration

ACLU claims immigrant parents were misled into waiving rights to reunification with their children.

ACLU: Immigrant Parents Coerced Into Waiving Reunification Rights

A court filing by the civil rights group calls for temporary deportation stay for immigrant parents, as deadline looms to reunify families separated at border.

Protesters outside. Brown woman in front wears red shirt, white and black sign behind her reads "No human is illegal. #DeportTrump."

Department of Justice Instructs Agency Press Officers to Call Immigrants 'Illegal Aliens'

From the directive: “The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country.” But the referenced code does not include the word “illegal,” either.

Judge green-lights lawsuit claiming Trump's cancellation of deportation protections, TPS, motivated by race.

Judge Approves Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Termination of Deportation Protection

The suit alleges that the Trump administration’s cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants was motivated by race.

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How the Government's Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color [OPINION]

We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.

Report details deplorable conditions at child detention centers

'Terrorized': Report Details Conditions at Child Detention Centers

A report filed in federal court details hunger, dehydration and forced sleeplessness at child detention centers in the Southwest.

Judge orders halt to deportation of reunited immigrant families

Judge Temporarily Halts Deportations of Reunited Immigrant Families

The suspension gives parents who face deportation time to decide if they want their children to remain in United States and pursue asylum.

HHS submits news plan to reunite 2,500 children with their parents.

Feds Submit New Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families

The plan comes after a judge berates immigration officials for delaying reunification of some 2,500 children with their parents.

Two people outside standing against a brown steel wall overlooking the construction of a concrete wall

Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

Gaby Moreno in black outfit with multicolored cover in front of white wall with black text and red and blue and green logos

Latinx Musicians Fight Xenophobic Policies Through Song

NPR’s Alt.Latino explores how outrage over the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies have mobilized Latinx artists on both sides of the border.

Judge denies DHS extension to reunite children separated from parents at the border.

Judge Denies Extension for Reuniting Immigrant Families

The judge ruled that the Trump administration must quicken the pace of family reunifications and meet original deadlines.

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READ: Immigrant Children Sent to Juvenile Detention Centers, Psychiatric Facilities

In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, immigrant youth say they are fighting violent and abusive conditions in juvenile detention centers and psychiatric facilities.

Brown people protest outside. One sign reads, "Familes belong together."

Government to Miss Deadline to Reunite Immigrant Families

Lee Gelernt of the ACLU: “These kids have already suffered so much because of this policy, and every extra day apart just adds to that pain.”

Legs covered in desert camo print, matching hats beside their tan boots

Army Officials Are Discharging Immigrants

Thousands of immigrants were recruited via the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, which promised a path to American citizenship. Now dozens of immigrants say they have been discharged for no valid reason.

Brown child sits on ground coloring while wearing dark jeans, tan shoes and shirt in various shades of blue.

Government to Test DNA of Nearly 3,000 Detained Migrant Children

The move comes on the heels of a federal court ruling that the Trump administration must end its practice of separating families and reunite children with their parents.

Woman arrested at Statue of Liberty for protesting ICE

UPDATE: Protester Who Scaled Statue of Liberty to Protest ICE Released

Therese Patricia Okoumou, a native of Democratic Republic of Congo, was charged with three misdemeanors after protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Federal judge bars Trump administration from blanket detention of asylum seekers.

Federal Judge Bars Indefinite Detention of Asylum-Seekers

The ruling orders the release of more than 1,000 asylum-seekers held at five ICE detention centers. It represents another legal blow to Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

Thousands march across US to protest Trump immigration policies.

Massive Crowds Protest Trump Immigration Policies Over Weekend

Hundreds of thousands across every state protest “zero humanity” immigration policies.

Brown woman with brown hair in blue dress in front of light blue wall with blue text

Here's What Your Favorite Latinx Showrunners Did to Fight Family Separation

“One Day at a Time” creator Gloria Calderón Kellett and “Vida” head Tanya Saracho used social media to get over 70 other TV shows to pledge support for organizations fighting family separation at the U.S. border. 

Judge orders Trump administration to end family separations at border and reunite separated families.

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Halt Family Separations, Reunite Families

Federal judge says government was not prepared to accommodate separated children, calls for families to be reunited within 30 days.

U.S. judge allows immigrants to sue Trump administration for termination of temporary protected status.

Judge Says Immigrants Losing Protected Status Can Sue Trump Administration

The suit alleges that President Donald Trump’s stated reasons for ending Temporary Protected Status are a “smokescreen” for a racist immigration agenda.