Immigration

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Border Patrol Agent Detains Two U.S. Citizens for Speaking Spanish

Civil rights attorney Jonathan Feinberg: “It doesn’t matter if you are in Midtown Manhattan or Havre, Montana, if you speak a language other than English, it doesn’t give rise to any suspicion that you are in the country illegally.”

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White House Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animal' Remarks

“Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.”

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Department of Justice Curbs Authority of Immigration Judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions just bared judges from pausing low-priority cases while immigrants await visa applications and criminal conviction appeals.

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Trump Administration Preparing to Hold Migrant Children at Military Bases

The plan would form part of a “zero tolerance” approach to border crossings, which is denounced by immigration advocates as emblematic of totalitarian regimes.

Five incarcerated men in orange jumpsuits are locked in a cell. There is an American flag hanging above the cell.

House Advances Controversial Bill to Reform Federal Prison System

But several civil rights organizations—and Senators—say the measure would do nothing to address sentencing reform that Black and Latinx people desperately need.

Pro DACA supporters

GOP Moderates Attempt to Force Immigration Vote in the House

Reps facing tough re-election races mount last ditch effort to create protections for “Dreamers.”

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Trump Administration Using New Tactics to Block Pregnant Teen Immigrants From Abortion Access

“The government certainly has been relentless in their attempts to find ways to force their anti-abortion beliefs on this population, and I feel like this is just another iteration of what they’ve done in the past.”

Immigrants Attend TPS Workshop

Trump Administration Ends Protections for Nearly 60,000 Honduran Immigrants

Honduran TPS holders, who have roughly 273,000 U.S.-born children, are being pushed to leave the United States by January 2020.

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Seven-State Coalition Sues to End DACA

Led by Texas, the lawsuit asks district court to determine whether program that protects young immigrants from deportation is lawful.

US Border Agents Pursue Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration Officials Pressure Homeland Security to Prosecute Immigrant Parents Stopped at the Border

In a memo to Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, officials say separating parents from their children would deter crossings.

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Department of Justice Rescinds Plan to Halt Legal Aid for Immigrants Facing Deportation

In response to bipartisan pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lifts the freeze on a program that assisted 53,000 immigrants in more than a dozen states in 2017.

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

LISTEN: Trump Administration Makes Case to SCOTUS in Defense of 'Muslim Ban'

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the executive orders that sought to block people from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Immigration Activists Rally Against President Trump's Decision To End DACA Program

Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Must Accept New DACA Applications

The ruling forces the federal government to accept new applications for deportation protection unless the Department of Homeland Security can produce sound reasoning for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program within 90 days.

'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.

Federal Agents Target Immigrants

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.

Immigrants at the border

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.