Immigration

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.

21 Savage. Black man with black dredlocs holds fist in air while wearing navy hoodie with white drawstrings and rainbow accents in front of purple and orange lights.

21 Savage Released From ICE Custody

The rapper’s attorneys joined activists and musical collaborators in demanding ICE release him and halt deportation proceedings.

A lone U.S. army soldier patrols the area behind barbed wire near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas on November 5,2018.

California Pulls Hundreds of National Guard Troops From Southern Border

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state won’t be part of the president’s “manufactured crisis.”

Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton and Nicola Yoon. Asian and Indigenous man in navy suit and white shirt sits next to Black woman in blue dress, both with black hair, in front of teal background and under yellow text that spells "THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR"

Young Love Battles Deportation in Trailer for 'The Sun is Also a Star'

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton bring Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel to life.

Central American fathers and their children cuddle and lean against a fence as they wait to be taken into custody after crossing into El Paso, Texas from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops

Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.

21 Savage Black man with black dredlocs and face and neck tattoos poses in orange jacket with grey hood in front of green shrubbery.

Activists and Artists Mobilize Against 21 Savage's Deportation

“The circumstances of Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s detention stand as a testament to the consistent and historically under-reported harassment and targeting of Black immigrants,” Patrisse Cullors notes.

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.

Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations

Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters. 

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.

Hundreds of Guatemalan Migrants Arrested at Arizona Border

Of the 242 people taken into custody, 130 of them were children.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States after reopening the San Ysidro port of entry.

Mexican Government Will Accept U.S. Asylum-Seekers

Mexican officials insist that their acceptance of the Trump administration’s new migrant policy does not mean they agree with it.

 Central American migrants in Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Mexico wait to ride on a truck while on their way to the United States  on January 22, 2019.

U.S. to Send Some Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

It’s reportedly the first step in the Trump administration’s new border policy.

A Honduran father holds his son as they wait in line to cross the Guatemala-Mexico border and register at an immigration facility in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on January 19, 2019.

Lawsuits Say Migrant Children Being Used to 'Catch' Other Immigrants

At least four federal lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration alleging a corrupt alliance between the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sergio Medrano, (R) and another volunteer from the Mexican relief organization Agua Para Vida talk with a worker from the government funded migrant relief organization Grupo Beta while out checking watering stations placed in the desert to aid migrants.

Women Convicted for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants

The No More Deaths volunteers face up to six months in prison after a federal judge found them guilty of “abandonment of property.”

Honduran migrant Jenny Cantarero holds her son Saul, 3, where they are living outside a closed temporary migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018 .

Gov't Says Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated From Families Than Reported

The Trump administration began its family separation policy earlier than what was originally reported.

Blue and white census form with black writing, up close.

Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship on Census

“We must continue to stay vigilant and not let this administration use yet another mechanism to devalue and stifle the voices of people of color.”

Man wearing gray sweatshirt sits in chair while holding arm of small child wearing blue and black striped sweater. Migrant families rest at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas on  June 21, 2018.

Charities Step Up as Government Fails to Help Released Migrants

But how long can they continue to help without buckling under the financial pressure?

Migrants view a live televised speech by President Donald Trump on border security at a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico on January 8, 2019.

Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo

People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.

Razor wire stretches out in the morning fog near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas, on November 5, 2018 .

Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border

As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.

Students, activists and area politicians attend a unity rally on the steps of City Hall in downtown Newark in support of immigrants in Newark, New Jersey on January 18, 2018.

Trial Begins to Halt Trump's Termination of TPS for Haitians

As more than 50,000 Haitians face possible deportation, plaintiffs and immigration advocates gather outside the federal courthouse where their fates will be decided.

A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Los Angeles, California.

Judge Temporarily Blocks ICE Agents From Arresting Cambodian Refugees

Many of those targeted fled the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror as children, but are now facing deportation orders.

Honduran children stand with their mother outside a temporary shelter set up near the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 20, 2018.

Young Immigrants Escaping Abuse Face Green Card Denials From U.S. Government

Applicants must file paperwork before they turn 21, but the Trump administration is rejecting applications for some who have celebrated their 18th birthdays.