Immigration

Donald Trump: A White man in a blue suit and red tie grimaces and gesticulates behind a podium that says "Trump".

Can Trump Really End Birthright Citizenship?

Not directly. But it’s more complicated than you think, writes Princeton law professor Imani Perry. 

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

Members of the migrant caravan carry flags from Honduras (L) and Nicaragua (R), while crossing the Guatemalan border into Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on October 21, 2018.

Central-American Asylum Seekers Respond to Trump's Lies

Some people traveling with the caravan remain hopeful that the United States will offer them assistance.

Large group of Honduran migrants prepare to sleep at an overnight immigrant shelter on October 15, 2018 in Esquipulas, Guatemala.

Pompeo Accuses Migrant Caravan of Inciting Violence

The U.S. Secretary of State did not provide any evidence for his claims against the group. 

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Eric Esquivel Confronts the Violence of Borders in His Work

The “Border Town” writer on the highs and lows of challenging Latinx identity boundaries.

Norman Lear, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Mike Royce, Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Tod Grinnell, Stephen Toblowsky. White men and Latinx women on black stage in front of screen with yellow television show title card

REPORT: TV Refuses to Shake Xenophobic Stereotypes

A new study argues that narrative television still disproportionately portrays immigrants as uneducated criminals.

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.

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New Podcast Shares Uniquely Filipino-American Stories

Journalist Paola Mardo’s podcast Long Distance uncovers the highs and lows of Filipino Americans’ personal narratives.

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Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

With Detention Centers at Capacity, ICE Begins Releasing Immigrant Families

Unable to keep up with case files at the Arizona-Mexico border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing apprehended immigrants to churches and other nonprofits.

Activists Demonstrate Against President's Immigration Policies

Citing Racial Bias, Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating TPS

A district judge extends protection from deportation for some 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua and Haiti.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on Family Separation Policy

The government watchdog spotlights widespread disarray among federal agencies tasked with implementing the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

Bill would bar DHS from arresting child sponsors on immigration violations.

Bipartisan Bill Would Bar DHS from Arresting Immigrant Child Sponsors

The proposed measure comes after ICE arrested dozens of potential child custodians.

Alejandro Escovedo. Latinx man with black hair smiles in brown shirt and scarf and grey vest in front of brown wall with light brown text

Alejandro Escovedo Chronicles Border Stories On New Album

The veteran Mexican-American rocker discusses his new album, “The Crossing,” which tells the story of immigrants seeking liberation despite the barriers the United States throws their way.

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READ: Can East Asian Americans Reclaim 'Yellow' for Themselves?

Writer Kat Chow revisits the history of the term and asks what it would take to wrestle it from racists.

USCIS improperly vets civil surgeons who treat immigrants

REPORT: Feds Hire Doctors with Criminal Records to Examine Immigrants

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General says that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ faulty vetting procedures are placing immigrants at risk.

Tobacco Farmers Fear That Flu Threat Will Hinder Seasonal Labor Migration

Migrant Farmers Could Be Hardest Hit By Hurricane Florence

This group of workers—many of whom are of undocumented status—have to choose between asking for help from FEMA and being deported by ICE.

Michael Irby. Black man in grey shirt and black leather biker vest with white patches with black text, leaning on brown table behind brown and yellow beer bottles and sitting on brown chair in front of beige wall

3 Questions With 'Mayans M.C.' Badass Michael Irby

That star of the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff talks about playing a complex villain, depicting a slice of Latinx culture on TV and the cruelty of the American criminal justice system. 

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Trump Administration Plans to Restrict Green Cards For Immigrants Enrolled in Safety Net Programs

Per a new 447-page proposal, the federal government seeks to deny green cards to immigrants who have received benefits including Medicaid, housing vouchers and supplemental food assistance.