Immigration

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Civil Rights Group Sues Trump Administration for Prolonged Detention of Immigrant Children

New York Civil Liberties Union says a policy shift has resulted in the restrictive imprisonment of dozens of young immigrants.

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Lesbian Couple Sues Government After Being Denied Right to Foster Refugee Children

The couple linked with Lambda Legal to file the suit after the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said they can’t welcome a child into their home because they don’t “mirror the Holy Family.”

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Politico Article Suggests Readers Get Their 'Own Immigrant'

No, it was not satire.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA

Meanwhile, the Senate continues to mull the fate of young immigrants.

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Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Temporary Stay from Deportation

Ragbir argued that Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted him for his immigration activism. A federal judge agreed.

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Kumail Nanjiani and Alan Yang Team Up For Immigration Anthology Series, 'Little America'

The half-hour series draws on the “Little America” first-person essay series.

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How Trump's Immigration Plan Impacts The Nation's Racial Makeup in One Chart

An analysis from The Washington Post says the proposal could keep Whites in the majority for five more years than previously estimated.

Is ICE Punishing Immigrant Rights Activists for Their Political Activity?

NYC immigration rights organizer Ravi Ragbir is facing deportation on Saturday. He is just one of several activists around the country who have been detained or deported after publicly fighting to change the system.

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Proposed Immigration Measure Would Bypass Border Wall Funding

Meanwhile, some lawmakers consider postponing a permanent solution for DACA recipients.

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Trump Urges 'Compromise' on Immigration in State of the Union Address. Critics Aren't Buying It.

The president’s hardline immigration proposals panned as divisive by Democrats and immigration advocates.

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Not Interested in Trump's SOTU Speech? Try These Alternatives.

From speeches delivered by activists, to progressive responses, to immigrant-centered tweetstorms, others ways to spend your time.

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Federal Court Rules Immigrant Children Facing Deportation Are Not Entitled to Free Attorney

Circuit court upholds previous ruling denying asylum to 13-year-old from Honduras who was unable to secure legal representation.

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Democrats Pan Trump's Dreamer Framework as 'Anti-Immigrant'

Republican immigration hawks join chorus of criticism as the president prepares to address immigration overhaul in his first State of the Union address.

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READ: Immigrant Leaves America for Mexico: 'This loss is mutual.'

Ariel Rodriguez, an immigrant with undocumented status, writes about the tough choice to return to a country that is not his home.

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Department of Justice Threatens Jurisdictions That Don't Cooperate With Immigration Officials

The agency warns that it will pull federal money unless sanctuary jurisdictions prove compliance with federal immigration laws.

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Top Democrat Retracts $25 Billion Offer to Trump for Border Wall Funding

Facing pressure from progressive Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rescinds offer made in return for legal protections for “Dreamers.”

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How the GOP is Using the Budget Process to Destroy Immigration as We Know It [OPINION]

Rinku Sen argues that the Congressional budget process is just a tool for the GOP to reach its ultimate goal—a radical reordering of 50 years of immigration policy that is transparent in its hostility toward immigrants of color.

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UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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'Baldo' Cartoonist On Why He Introduced a DACA Storyline

Hector Cantú believes it is his responsibility not to have his comic strip’s Latinx family living in a “fantasy land.”  

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Why Immigration Status Has a Bigger Impact on Reproductive Rights Than You Think

On the 45th anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade, non-citizen immigrant women find themselves facing increasingly difficult options.