Immigration

"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.

A large sign reads Ambulance over the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Trump Administration Reverses Plan to End Deportation Protections for Sick Migrants

Immigrants of undocumented status who are seeking life-saving treatment in the United States will still have the opportunity to defer deportation.

Large group of people sit in a straight line on the ground in front of a large southern border fence.

Homeland Security Takes Millions From FEMA to Fund Border Programs

Just in time for hurricane season, the Department of Homeland Security commandeers $271 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to cover costs associated with detaining immigrants.

Doctors and nurses hold signs protesting family separation.

Trump Admin Threatens Migrants Seeking Life-Saving Medical Care With Deportation

Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.): “This is a new low. Donald Trump is literally deporting kids with cancer.”

A young Brown girl sitting between two older Brown girls holds up a sign that says, "Defund Hate. Invest in Love"

Message to the States: Say No to ICE Data Requests [Op-Ed]

The New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department argues that mass immigration raids like those in Mississippi endanger everyone in the community because they silence crime victims and witnesses. Their advice: Just say no when ICE comes calling for sensitive data. 

Small child with dark hair looks sad as as she sits with her mother in front of a wire gate.

Trump Admin Seeks to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

The federal government wants to end the Flores Settlement Agreement, which requires migrant children to be released from detention after 20 days. 

Long line of cars wait on a road under a large sign above that reads, Welcome to the United States.

Advocates Sue Trump Administration Over Rule Targeting Immigrants of Color

“This rule change is a direct attack on communities of color and their families, and furthers this administration’s desire to make this country work primarily for the wealthy and White.”

Viveik Kalra. Brown boy smiles with a Bruce Springsteen poster in the background.

In 'Blinded By The Light,' A Brown Immigrant Finds Himself in the Music of the Boss

Deepa Iyer writes about her personal connection to the immigrant story at the center of the new Bruce Springsteen-loving film.

Young girl with dark hair and a pink butterfly on her white t-shirt stands in front of a chainlink fence.

D.C. Officials Oppose Plan to Shelter Migrant Children in Nation's Capital

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser: “Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses.”

George Takei. Elder Japanese-American man with short gray hair wearing blue suite jacket and striped shirt seated in front of sign reading "Terror."

George Takei: 'We've Reached A New, Grotesque Low'

The activist and actor—whose new television show is set in a WWII-era Japanese-American community—says the horror of America’s immigration policy is ongoing.

Protestors hold black and white sign that reads "Abolish ICE."

Trump Administration Policy Change Privileges Wealthy Immigrants

“With one regulation, they are attempting to scratch two itches: one is penalizing immigrants for using public benefits that they are legally entitled to, and the other is cutting legal immigration in half.”

Woman with dark hair holds protest sign against ICE that reads, "ICE: Inhuman, callous, evil."

Experts Concerned About Children Following Mississippi ICE Raid

“The trauma these students are enduring is inconceivable. The effect the raids will have on their long-term mental and emotional health is profound.”

Three people wearing black-rimmed glasses, bow their heads and cry as they stand arm-in-arm.

Trump Links Call for Background Checks With Immigration Reform in Wake of Mass Shootings

The president took to Twitter to suggest “marrying” the two unrelated and politically divisive issues.

group of people stand in single-file line as they board a green and white border patrol van.

Homeland Security Expands Fast-Track Deportation Policy

The Trump administration can now deport migrants of undocumented status without giving them an opportunity to appear in court.

Border patrol agent wearing green uniform stands before a group of migrant children and their guardian.

Advocacy Groups, Unions Urge Hotels to Stop Helping ICE Detain Migrants

The Trump administration announced plans to use hotels to house immigrants arrested in raids.

long shot inside prison that shows prison bars and men's arms peeking through some of the bars.

Private Prisons Ask ICE to Pay Multi-Million Dollar Human Trafficking Lawsuit Costs

Private immigration detention center operator GEO Group faces lawsuits alleging human rights violations.

A young boy with brown hair wears an emotional expression as he sits on a a concrete platform and hugs his father.

Immigrant Rights Advocates Call Trump's New Asylum Restrictions 'Most Egregious' to Date

Representative Bennie Thompson called the new government regulation “xenophobic and racist.”