Criminalization

Two young boys wth black hair have their backs to camera inside a drab, cinderblock facility.

Migrant Children Accuse Arizona Border Agents of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

Young people in a facility in Yuma, Arizona, say they were punished for speaking out against inhumane conditions.

A demonstrator holds up a hand drawn sign of an immigration cage with the caption "Trump's new hotels."

In Immigration Lockups, Hate Speech Means More Than Just Words [Op-Ed]

Freedom for Immigrants has documented some 800 incidents of hate and bias by guards against people in ICE detention. In many cases, verbal abuse led to physical and sexual assault, denial of medical services, retaliatory use of solitary confinement and denial of visits.

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Which State Is Experiencing the Fastest Latinx Population Growth?

The results of a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau population estimates might surprise you.

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ICE, FBI Scanning Millions of Driver's License Photos

The federal agencies are using facial recognition software in a largely unauthorized practice that experts say disproportionately subjects people of color to “heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests.”

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DHS Hits Undocumented Immigrants with Fines of Up to $500,000

The Trump administration is seeking to charge those who did not leave the United States after being ordered to do so.

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WATCH: Girl Describes Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention Center

The 12-year-old says she and her 6-year-old sister were detained in deplorable conditions for nearly two weeks.

A red, white and blue sign welcomes people to the U.S. from Mexico in Brownsville, Texas, on June 25, 2018.

Judge Forces Detention Centers to Open Doors to Doctors

Health experts are expected to ensure that migrant children are living in “safe and sanitary” conditions.

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Border Patrol Refuses Donations for Children in Custody

Critics say the government is letting unfair rules get in the way of doing what’s right.

Small girl with brown hair and wearing a red t-shirt sits in her mother's lap in front of a grated fence.

Here's What You Can Do Right Now to Support Detained Immigrant Children

Take these steps on behalf of the migrant children being mistreated at the southern border.

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Students Who Speak Indigenous Languages Disadvantaged in Schools

Migrant children are often pushed into special education classrooms due to a lack of translators and a weak infrastructure.

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READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice

Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.

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Immigrant Advocacy Group Says Tech Industry Enables Trump Administration

RAICES CEO Jonathan Ryan: “The tech industry deserves a lot of blame for what is happening at our borders.”

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Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families

Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.

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New Report Says Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Are Afraid to Ask for Help

The findings highlight how the nation’s current immigration policies exploit and harm immigrant victims.

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LISTEN: San Quentin State Prison Podcast 'Ear Hustle' Returns for New Season

Season four introduces listeners to a new host and a segment about learning the ropes in the prison.

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House Passes Bill to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

If signed into law, the American Dream and Promise Act would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children.

The Exonerated 5: Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam stand in front of a blue and white step and repeat.

Activists Ask DA to Reopen Linda Fairstein's Cases

The prosecutor who plays a huge role in Netflix’s “When They See Us” is getting her time in the court of public opinion.

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Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

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'When They See Us' Is a Punch to the Gut

Ava DuVernay takes the Central Park Five’s horror story to cinematically emotional heights. Get your tissue ready.

a young Black girl with ponytails, blue overalls and a black biker jacket, walks with an older man wearing a blue baseball cap and a black and blue tracksuit. The man holds a sign that reads, "stop killing me"

Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?

A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.