Torn Apart

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

Michelle Obama: 'We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart'

First lady Michelle Obama discussed a wide range of issues on Univision’s “Al Punto” this past weekend. The large part of the discussion centered around Latinos and immigration reform.

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

tornapart_061410.jpgIn a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation. The ruling could drastically alter implementation of a controversial 1996 law that limited discretion for immigration judges and helped drive rising deportation numbers.

Torn Apart by Deportation

ColorLines investigates the effects of deportation on families of color. Introducing a four-part series.

Torn Apart, Families Struggle to Stay Together

This piece was co-authored by Seth Wessler and Julianne Hing.

In recent months, the Obama administration has announced plans to expand the 287(g) program despite widespread abuses and racial profiling.

Home in Name Only

Deportees struggle to survive in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming place: the country of their birth.

Double Punishment

Families of color are punished twice by immigration and criminal justice systems that don’t provide equal justice.