Immigration

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U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status

Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.

A is man wearing a striped shirt as he carries a child from and they descend a hill, just before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fence and turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol, on December 16, 2018.

House Rep Says There's No Legal Way to Send Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson shoots down the Trump administration’s proposal.

Asian Man with glasses and white baseball hat plays the cello with a brige and body of water behind him.

Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Border: 'Build Bridges, Not Walls'

Said the celebrated cellist during his performance at the U.S.-Mexico border: “A country is not a hotel and it’s not full.”

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House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies

The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Court Blocks Government's 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy

Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU: “Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States.”

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

A 7-year-old girl with long, brown hair leans on her father as he sits in a blue chair at the Catholic Charities-run Humanitarian Respite Center after being released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on November 1, 2018.

Officials Move Migrants From Underpass... To Parking Lot Tents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was relocating migrants “to a location with more space and more shelter capability.”

Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador stand in a prayer circle underneath the Paso Del Norte Bridge as an immigration official in a green uniform watches over them.

Migrants Moved From Holding Area Beneath an El Paso Bridge Following Backlash

Central American immigrants were forced to sleep on the ground behind barbed wire for days.

Photo of person 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.

Allegations of Harassment and Abuse of Gay and Transgender Migrants in Immigrant Detention

Those who spoke out were allegedly threatened with solitary confinement.

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

New Asylum Policy Causes Chaos and Confusion in Courtrooms

ICE attorneys reportedly can’t answer basic questions about the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

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ICYMI: SCOTUS Says ICE Can Detain Immigrants Based on Prior Convictions

A new ruling says that people can be arrested and held indefinitely based on past minor convictions, even if they hold a green card and served their time.

A woman wearing ripped jeans and sneakers holds a green sign that reads, "Free the Children" while  protesting against the separation of children from their parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexic

ICYMI: Judge Orders Feds to Account for Additional Migrant Families Separated at Border

The court ruling expands the terms of a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.

Women stand outside, hold signts that read, "I strike for respect and dignity for all womxn."

House and Senate Dems Introduce Bill That Recognizes Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act was announced in both houses of Congress ahead of International Womens Day.

A small girl wearing a yellow shirt stands in front of a woman wearing a red shirt and holding a sign that says families belong together. They are protesting the Trump administrations family detention and separation policies for migrants along the souther

Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas

At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.

A small boy wearing a red hooded sweatshirt pushes a small girl wearing pink as she sits in her stroller. Both are playing in the El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on January 15, 2019.

Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault While in Gov't Custody

There have been over 4,500 claims of abuse of unaccompanied minors while in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.

A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families

Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.

A Mexican lighthouse shines above the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, CA, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico on November 16, 2018.

Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy

They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.

Teachers in Denver, Colorado are dressed in winter gear as they strike and hold large white signs in front of the Colorado State Capitol on February 11, 2019.

Immigrant Teachers in Denver Threatened With Deportation For Striking

Denver Classroom Teachers Association president Henry Roman: “This is just a scare tactic to intimidate our immigrant educators.”

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ICE Stops Force-Feeding Immigrant Hunger Strikers Held in El Paso Detention Center

A total of 12 men have been refusing to eat to protest the conditions, treatment and length of their detainment. 

Iranian-American women and men and other Brown individuals hold green and red and white former Iranian flag with gold lion and green protest signs in front of blue sky and grey building.

READ: The Evolution of Iranian-American Identity

The Associated Press explores America’s thriving Iranian communities 40 years removed from the 1979 revolution.