Criminalization

Pramila Jayapal. South Asian American woman wears a pink blazer as she speaks before a crowd and stands behind a podium that has a red and white sign attached that reads: IMPEACH.

Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Deb Haaland Introduce Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care

More than 120 organizations endorsed the Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families (HEAL) Act.

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Activists Urge Lawmakers to End Amazon Ring Partnerships With Police

More than 30 organizations published a joint letter that details how the app threatens civil liberties and puts people of color at disproportionate risk.

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ACLU Fights to Secure Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated in Florida

The civil rights group seeks to remove wealth-based hurdles to voting.

A father at the Southern Border hold his young son in his arms.

U.S. to Forcibly Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants for FBI Database

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities and at legal ports of entry will be affected, including children. Advocates fear this type of mass collection will unduly criminalize an already vulnerable group.

Braceros. Older Latinx men wearing workers hats and dark-colored tops.

New Monument Honors Mexican Braceros

The Bracero Monument in Los Angeles pays tribute to the 4.5 million Mexican nationals who crossed the border to help the U.S. mitigate labor shortages caused by World War II.

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The '94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It's Time for a Reckoning [Op-Ed]

Justice advocates say we must address the harm caused by the legislation and create a new vision for safety and freedom.

A group of protestors hold a sign that reads, "U.S. Immigration Policy is a Crime"

Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Expansion of Fast-Track Deportations

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says the president violated federal law with the policy change.

"Sunnyside." Diverse cast of Asian Americans standing in a courtroom.

Kal Penn's 'Sunnyside' Finds Comedy in Immigration

“It’s really amazing that there are opportunities right now to develop comedy in this authentic space that’s also very inclusive.”

A little girl wearing a purple shirt is held in her mother's arms as the woman speaks to a Border Patrol agent.

Mothers Separated From Children at Border Sue Trump Administration

Five women seek “compensatory damages from the government” for inflicting trauma on their families.

A woman wearing a blue shirt and gray jeans stands in line next to a silver barrier, along with her three small children.

DHS Ends 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

Migrant families apprehended at the border will no longer be released into the United States while they wait for their immigration cases to be processed.

A young Black person wearing a gray shirt sits in a classroom chair and holds their head in their hands.

Study Links High-Suspension Schools With Incarceration Later in Life

A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the body of research surrounding the school to prison pipeline and its impact on students of color.

A person with dark hair wearing a pink sweater and gray leggings is handcuffed, flanked by two people.

Immigration Court Backlog Now Exceeds 1 Million Cases

“Until we fix the design defect of having a court in a law enforcement agency, we will not be able to address the backlog in a fair and effective manner.”

"Living Undocumented." Young Latinx man with short dark hair wearing blue polo shirt.

Watch the Trailer for New Docuseries 'Living Undocumented'

The Netflix show follows eight families as they fight to stay in America.

Two women with dark hair have their paperwork checks by a US Customs and Border Protection agent.

Chaos Surrounds Migrant Tent Court Hearings in Texas

Immigration attorney Lisa Koop: “It doesn’t feel like a court, it doesn’t act like a court, it doesn’t look like a court.”

A man with dark hair sits in a chair holding his young daughter across his lap inside of her hospital room.

Spike in Uninsured May be Linked to Trump Immigration Policies

The number of uninsured people in America has increased for the first time in nearly a decade.

"El Norte." Central American women, one young, one elder, wrapped in traditional blankets.

Classic Film 'El Norte' Returns to Theaters For One Day Only

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the groundbreaking 1984 film about a family traveling to the United States will screen in theaters nationwide. As director Gregory Nava says: “The message of this film is needed much more today.”

Large group of people stand with backpacks on their backs as they wait for their chance to claim asylum in the United States.

In Tijuana, A Volunteer-Managed List Determines Which U.S.-Bound Migrants Can Apply for Asylum

Migrant rights lawyer Soraya Vazquez: “People decide where they want to apply for asylum and should be able to ask for that right immediately. This prerequisite to join this list doesn’t exist in any law, and that’s why it’s illegal.”

Two women in pink tops sit on beds facing each other as they speak.

Trump Administration Seeks to Delay Asylum Seekers From Obtaining Work Permits

The proposed legislation would do away with the current 30-day processing deadline, allowing immigration officials to take as long as they want to consider applications.

Two people standng in the muddy rode in Puerto Rico, shovels in hand, colorful buildings and blue sky behind them

Trump Administration Takes $400 Million From Puerto Rico Recovery to Fund Border Wall

It’s part of a $3.6 billion package pulled out of the Department of Defense’s budget to pay for 175 miles of barrier.

Black person's hand shown through prison cell bars.

Harvard Students Push for University to Divest From Prisons

The young activists say their school should not invest in companies that profit from mass incarceration.