immigration

Here's What Life Is Reportedly Like For Immigrant Children Moved To Tent Cities

The news that the Trump administration had separated immigrant children from their families at the border and was holding them in shelters captured the nation's attention early in the summer when the scope of the problem came into full view.…
By Lani Seelinger

Immigrants Receiving Any Public Benefits Could Be Denied Green Cards Soon

One hallmark of the Trump administration has been its fairly frequent rollout of hardline policies designed to limit immigration. From the series of travel bans to the family separations, these policies have continued to grip the nation. On…
By Lani Seelinger

Mollie Tibbetts’ Dad Has A Message For People Using Her Death To Bash Immigrants

Even after investigators discovered that 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts hadn't come home from her run because she had been murdered, the public hasn't left her family in peace to mourn their lost relative. And now, Mollie Tibbetts' dad wrote an op-ed…
By Lani Seelinger

A Former Nazi Guard Was Deported After Living In NYC For Decades

Jakiw Palij, a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, was deported by the United States to Germany, the Justice Department confirmed on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Decades after lying to U.S. immigration officials in order to enter the country and…
By Lauren Holter

ICE Arrested A Man Who Was Driving His Pregnant Wife To The Hospital For A C-Section

What was supposed to be a quick stop for gas on the way to the hospital turned into a heartbreaking ordeal for one expecting family earlier this week. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained a man driving his pregnant wife to…
By Morgan Brinlee

This Trump Aide’s Uncle Wants You To Know His Nephew Is A “Hypocrite”

The presidential advisor behind the Trump administration's most extreme immigration policies was called out by his own uncle Monday in a scathing op-ed published by Politico. According to Stephen Miller's uncle, the Trump aide "may have become numb…
By Lauren Holter

How It May Get Even Harder For Immigrants To Gain Legal Status, Thanks To Trump's Admin

Ever since President Donald Trump announced a travel ban at the end of his first week in office, immigration has been one of the defining topics of his presidency. That's continued, through two more iterations of the travel ban and the family…
By Lani Seelinger

This Mom Tried To Help Her Child By Reporting Sexual Abuse — Then Wound Up In ICE Custody

Like thousands of migrant parents who were separated from their children this year after illegally crossing the U.S. border, one mother who'd been living in the U.S. for 36 years tried to help her children — only to end up in detention without them.…
By Lauren Holter

The Wife Of An Ex-Marine Who Voted For Trump Left The US Before Her Deportation

One Florida family was sobbing at the Orlando International Airport on Friday as a mother of two prepared to board a flight to Mexico. Alejandra Juarez, a military veteran's wife, faced deportation after two decades in the U.S. The efforts to keep…
By Caitlin Cruz

Lawyers Say A Migrant Toddler Died After Being Released By ICE — Here's What We Know

On Wednesday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association said that a migrant toddler died after being released from ICE custody at a Texas family detention facility. The child's name has not been released, and U.S. Immigration and Customs…
By Lauren Holter

There's A New Disturbing Allegation About Abuse Against Detained Immigrant Children

Immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border told lawyers and advocates terrifying stories of alleged abuse they suffered while detained. Some immigrant children alleged that guards kicked them and said social workers told…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

Here's What Will Happen To The 711 Immigrant Kids Still Separated From Their Parents

Wednesday marked the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "zero-tolerance" policy. But by late Thursday, more than…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

Here's How You Can Help These 2 Women Donate Books To Migrant Children

If pictures and video of migrant children in detention centers have you looking for the helpers, here they are. The 2,000 Libros charity is giving books to migrant kids separated from their families, and you can help them bring a little bit of…
By Kristian Wilson

A Judge Ordered Trump’s Administration To Stop Deporting Reunited Families — For Now

The Trump administration has hit yet another roadblock in its quest to swiftly remove undocumented migrants from the country. In San Diego on Monday, a federal judge ordered the government stop deportation of reunited immigrant families for the time…
By Monica Busch

This Open Letter From Detained Immigrant Parents To The American People Is Soul-Crushing

Since April, the Trump administration has kept numerous migrant children and parents separated from each other, causing trauma to both sides. In an effort to bring even more focus to this ongoing crisis, detained migrant parents wrote an open…
By Lani Seelinger

The Migrant Girl Recorded Sobbing In A Detention Center Was Finally Reunited With Her Mom

On Friday there was finally some good news. The girl from ProPublica’s audio of a migrant detention center — who can be heard sobbing on the recording after being separated from her mom — has been reunited with her mother one month after being…
By Caitlin Cruz

DNA Testing To Reunite Immigrant Families Is A Thing Now — Here's Why It's Concerning

The Trump administration has been scrambling to reunite the families it separated under its "zero-tolerance" policy for weeks now. A new report says that not only is the government DNA testing immigrants who were separated from their kids, but…
By Molly Longman

Trump Probably Won’t Reunite Immigrant Families When He’s Supposed To — Here’s Why

Less than half of the young children who remained in government custody over the weekend after being separated from their parents at the border will return to their families by Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). That…
By Lauren Holter

This Story About A 1-Year-Old Boy Facing Immigration Court Alone Will Devastate You

He was drinking milk and dressed in a button-up shirt, the Associated Press reported. His name was Johan, and he seemed to be a completely normal 1-year-old boy. Except he was born in Honduras and he was facing the United States' immigration system…
By Caitlin Cruz

Mika Brzezinski Called Ivanka "Sick" For Posting This Tweet About Family Separations

The ongoing crisis of migrant families being separated after arriving at the U.S.' southern border has led to a lot of emotional commentary. One of the latest additions to that category was Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski calling Ivanka Trump "sick"…
By Lani Seelinger