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Department of Justice Curbs Authority of Immigration Judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions just bared judges from pausing low-priority cases while immigrants await visa applications and criminal conviction appeals.

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Immigration Officials Pressure Homeland Security to Prosecute Immigrant Parents Stopped at the Border

In a memo to Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, officials say separating parents from their children would deter crossings.

'The Waiting Game' Explores the United States' Labyrinthine Asylum Process

A new multimedia “newsgame” from ProPublica and WNYC lets readers experience the arduous journey of applying for refugee status in the United States.

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U.S. Military Vet Who Served Two Tours in Afghanistan Deported to Mexico

Miguel Pérez Jr. was deported after a 16-month plea to the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants

Appeals Court Upholds Majority of Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law

Hailed by the Trump administration, the ruling allows law enforcement to ask detainees for proof of citizenship.

Department of Justice Sues California For Immigrant Sanctuary Policies

The suit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.

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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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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.

Washington State Sues Motel 6 for Sharing Guest Information With Immigration Officials

The bargain hotel chain routinely provided ICE agents with the names, birth dates and license plate numbers of thousands of guests with “Latino-sounding names,” lawsuit charges.

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'We're Looking For You': Spike in Arrests of Non-Criminals Fuels Trump Immigration Crackdown

Immigrant detentions spike, border arrest plunge in Trump’s first year, DHS figures show

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Deportations Are Down, But Immigration Arrests Are Up 43 Percent

And Immigration and Customs Enforcement just wrapped up a four-day raid of sanctuary cities.

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Motel 6 Says It Will Direct Employees Not to Share Guest Lists With Immigration Agents

The move comes after a clerk at a Phoenix location told the press, “We send a report every morning to ICE—all the names of everybody that comes in.”

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The Most Chilling Thing an ICE Agent Told The New Yorker

An anonymous agent on his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “We’re not doing what we tell people we do.”

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[VIDEO] Immigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring Maricopa County, Arizona, immigration activists, Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change Arizona reflects on coming to the United States at age 12, fighting hate speech and facing down Confederate flag-bearing folks who crash her actions.

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Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

The Waller County (Texas) Jail was recently approved for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program—despite failing its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection.

Karyna Jaramillo, a transgender activist from Cuernavaca, México, who fights for immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

[VIDEO] This Trans Latina Immigrant Activist Won't Let Her Identity Stop Her From Protecting Her Community

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Karyna Jaramillo struts her truth—even if law enforcement refuses to acknowledge it.

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Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants With No Criminal Records More Than Doubles Under Trump

A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement boasts of increased arrests.

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Courthouses May No Longer Be Safe Spaces for Undocumented Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security says immigration agents can engage in enforcement activities at courthouses.

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Protestors Tell ICE to #FreeRomulo After Man is Arrested in Front of His Child

“Documented or not, all children have the right to a public education free from fear and intimidation.”

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Muhammad Ali's Son on Airport Profiling: 'I'm Not American?'

Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali just broke their silence about an early-February interrogation by immigration officials.