Immigrant Rights

A small boy holds a dinosaur and stands next to his father, who wears a gray jacket. They are standing in a crowded bus station in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson to Vote on Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

If Prop 205 passes, new restrictions would be implemented around police questioning residents on immigration status.

Woman with dark hair holds sign that says Abolish I.C.E.

Honduran Immigrant Accuses ICE Agent of Raping and Impregnating Her While Threatening Her Family

The woman, who was coerced into becoming an ICE informant, filed a lawsuit against the former government official alleging he sexually assaulted her several times a week for seven years.

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Lawsuits Nationwide Seek to Block Trump Policy That Denies Citizenship to Low-Income Earning Immigrants

The updated public charge rule, scheduled to take effect next week, would privilege wealthy immigrants over those who need financial assistance.

Ten protestors blocked the George Washington Bridge around 8 a.m. EST today, which can have almost 9,000 cars heading to Manhattan between 8 and 9 a.m.

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

Ten people successfully blocked traffic on the George Washington Bridge during rush hour. 

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McDonald’s Must Pay $355,000 for Discriminating Against Immigrants

The fast food chain will also pay back wages to employees who were negatively impacted by the discriminatory policy.

Texas Can Still Deny Birth Certificates to Children of Immigrants

A judge says Texas doesn’t have to issue birth certificates for the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants—yet.

Activists Urge North Carolina Governor to Veto Anti-Immigrant Bill

Activist Nancy Cardenas on the proposed law: “When some community members are hesitant to call the police for fear of being deported, it threatens the safety of the entire community.”

STUDY: 1 in 3 Migrants Deported at the Mexican Border Experience Abuse

From verbal abuse to racial discrimination, more than a third of those deported by Border Patrol were subjected to mistreatment.

Friends Raise Funds to Honor Undocumented Trans Activist After 'Suspicious' Death

The cause of Zoraida Reyes’s death has yet to be determined.

ACLU Calls for Investigation of 'Roving' Border Patrols

Following a settlement over ‘roving’ border patrols in Washington state, the ACLU is turning its attention to similar circumstances in Arizona.

Brown Signs Bills Increasing Protections for California Immigrants

On Saturday CA Gov. Jerry Brown signed the ‘TRUST Act’ into law, which prohibits local law enforcement from detaining immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.

Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Supreme Court Decision on Becoming a Lawyer

Sergio C. Garcia passed the California State Bar Exam in 2009, but when that license was revoked soon after he began

fighting for the right to practice law.

'No Papers, No Fear' Undocubus Destroyed in Los Angeles

‘No Papers, No Fear’ organizers are fundraising to repair the Undocubus so they can get back on the road.

Inside Out 11M Public Art Project Hits Miami

11M draws attention to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. through a participatory art project.

41 Immigration Reform Activists Arrested in Washington DC

While dozens of activists were arrested in the most recent act of civil disobedience for immigration reform, other advocates are mocking Rep. Steve King’s racist remarks by delivering cantaloupes and photographing their calves.

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities

Connecticut’s legislature unanimously agreed to limit the state’s compliance with the federal Secure Communities deportation program.

Joe Arpaio's Newest Victim

Maria Garcia had her arm broken in the Arizona sheriff’s jails. Now, other imprisoned immigrant women issue pleas for help.

The Crime? Humanitarian Aid

An activist is charged with littering after leaving water for immigrants.

When An Immigrant Mom Gets Arrested

More women–and their children–are getting trapped by the intersection of policies governing deportations, prisons and foster care.

Decades of Discrimination

Renée Willette charts the parallels between the Palmer Raids, the internment of Japanese Americans, and today’s domestic “war on terror.”