Agents Fire Tear Gas at Migrants Attempting to Cross Southern Border
A Department of Homeland Security official called the families seeking asylum a “violent mob.” An eyewitness said otherwise.
Colorlines Favorites of 2018: Meek Mill Seeks Redemption on 'Championships'
The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2018 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing writer Shani Saxon dives into why Meek Mill’s “Championships” was the year’s best album.
Federal Judge Blocks Restrictions on Who Can Seek Asylum
He ruled that the Trump administration’s policy of denying asylum for survivors of domestic and gang violence is “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the immigration law.”
Asylum-Seekers Camp on U.S. Soil, Demand Immediate Processing
A group of Honduran migrants are challenging a United States’ decision to make people wait in Mexico if the nation is experiencing capacity strains.
Border Protection Didn't Tell Congress About Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant to Avoid 'Politicizing' Her Passing
Representative Joaquin Castro: “This is going to be a very serious problem for him and an issue that the next Congress will look into.”
Racial Justice Group Testifies That Pennsylvania's Proposed Risk Assessment Tool is Racist
Color of Change says the use of a computer algorithm to determine if and how long people should be sentenced to incarceration is racist and unfair.
The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.
This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.
Asylum Claims Jump Almost 70 Percent in 2018
The Department of Homeland Security released statistics that indicate a huge increase in asylum applications at the southwest border.
REPORT: Migrants Bring Economic Stability, Not Disease
Dr. Paul Spiegel: “There is no evidence to show that migrants are spreading disease. That is a false argument that is used to keep migrants out.”
ICE Detains American Citizen, Attempts to Deport Him to Jamaica
Peter Sean Brown spent weeks in jail after repeatedly telling officials he was born and raised in Philadelphia.
Trump Can Continue to Ignore Environmental Laws While Building Border Wall
The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge brought by groups that say construction would pose a serious threat.
Alleged Mall Shooter Arrested, Police Still Can't Explain Why Officer Killed Emantic Bradford Jr.
The family of the Black man shot and killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving night is still waiting for the truth.
Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border
Border agents say they have “no obligation” to report new cases of family separation because they didn’t take place under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Chaos Continues at U.S. Border, Migrants Explore Their Options
Many have to decide if they will continue to fight for asylum in the United States.
New Report Shows Fear of Deportation is Keeping Children Out of School
The UNESCO study urges schools to create safe spaces for all students.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban
The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.
Democrats Create Immigration Plan in Response to Trump
Party leaders must decide how progressive they want to be.
Midterms Update: Georgia's Abrams Ends Her Bid for Governor. Florida Is Still in Play
While Abrams acknowledged that there were no legal means to surmount what she calls irregularities, she refused to concede to her opponent.
Acting Head of ICE Denies Family Separation Policy
Ronald Vitiello, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also refused to rule out the possibility that it could happen again.
LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border
As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.