immigration

This Man Has A 5-Year-Old Son Battling Cancer, But He's Being Deported Anyway

The Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration has lately started taking heat for unfairly targeting certain people — like loving parents and successful doctors who have been in the country for decades This time, people are outraged abou…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Wants To Repeal DACA So Badly He's Taking It To The Supreme Court

Describing it as a "rare step," the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it intends to directly ask the Supreme Court to allow Trump's administration to end DACA, an Obama-era program which shields undocumented immigrants brought to the…
By Monica Busch

Trump Could Soon Rip Families Apart Just So He Can Score A Win On Immigration

The Trump administration has made its stance on immigration quite clear — and they're considering resorting to some tactics that other administrations haven't used in the past. This could amount to Trump essentially ripping immigrant families apart t…
By Lani Seelinger

How Trump’s Justice Department Might Take The Kate Steinle Case Into Its Own Hands

The executive branch of government hasn't reacted well to the not guilty verdict in the murder trial involving an undocumented immigrant accused of killing an American woman in San Francisco. Both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions ha…
By Lani Seelinger

The DOJ Is Awarding Police Departments That Follow Its Anti-Immigration Agenda

On Monday, the Department of Justice awarded almost $100 million in grants to fund new three-year officer positions at law enforcement agencies across the United States. 80 percent of the winners complied with a set of standards recommended by Attorn…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

There’s Good News For DACA Recipients Whose Renewal Applications Got Stuck In The Mail

There's a bit of good news for undocumented young people whose renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program were delivered late: DACA recipients now can resubmit their paperwork if it was delayed in the mail. The U.S. C…
By Madhuri Sathish

A Troubling New Report Sheds Light On Mental Health Risks That Undocumented Immigrants Face

The stigma surrounding mental illness is becoming less severe thanks to outspoken public figures, awareness campaigns, and policies geared towards addressing this medical issue. These responses to mental health issues can be extremely helpful to thos…
By Katie Mitchell

ICE Isn’t Supposed To Detain Pregnant Women, But They’re Doing It Anyway

The American Civil Liberties Union has become one of the most consistent thorns in the side of President Donald Trump. In just the first month of the administration, the group sued the president over his travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries …
By Jon Hecht

The White House Rejected Its Own Report On The Great Way Refugees Affect The Economy

If there's anything Donald Trump has been fairly consistent about since taking office earlier this year, it's his negative attitude towards refugee resettlement. Within his first month in office, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at bar…
By Chris Tognotti

Here's How Rhode Island Is Helping Dreamers Before DACA Officially Ends

For Dreamers in Rhode Island looking to renew their DACA paperwork, the process just got $495 easier. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced on Monday that the state will pay the application fee of anyone eligible to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Denies He Struck A Deal With Democrats On DACA

A Washington, D.C., version of The Art of the Deal seemed to have played out to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Congress and keep Dreamers in the country — at least according to Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schum…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't Really "Pro-Life" If He Supports DACA

The Pope has never been shy of criticizing President Trump, and on Sunday he continued the trend, calling him out for his stance on ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Pope said that Trump's decision to end DACA is h…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

How DACA Transformed The Fight For Undocumented Immigrants

The Trump administration's announcement last week that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program left "DREAMers" shaken and afraid. But even as the young immigrants who were brought to America without documentation …
By Jon Hecht

Trump Tells DACA Recipients They Won't Be Deported In The Next 6 Months

Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the impending termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Trump told DACA recipients they "have nothing to worry about." Further throwing the futures of 8…
By Madhuri Sathish

Here's What Congress Can Do To Save 800,000 Dreamers From Deportation

President Trump made one of the most controversial moves of his presidency Tuesday, announcing the end of the DACA program that granted temporary legal status and work permits for 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. The…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Gina Rodriguez’s New Show About Immigration Is Needed Now More Than Ever

The Trump Administration may be planning to rescind DACA, but Hollywood is working together to make sure the stories of DREAMers won't be overlooked or forgotten. Jane The Virgin star and activist Gina Rodriguez's new show Illegal is one of those pro…
By Ashley Rey

Who To Call About DACA If You Want To Give Dreamers A Fighting Chance

Trump's decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, has been met with backlash from across the political spectrum from the more compassionate sides of the country. The lives of 800,000 DACA r…
By Lani Seelinger

Leaked White House Memo Warns DACA Recipients To Prepare To Leave The Country

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would put an end to the DACA program, which allows children and young adults who were brought to America illegally to remain in the country without fear of deportation. The only somewhat positive anno…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Called Trump “Obama” By Accident & Twitter’s Like, We Wish

Faced with week after week of shock, scandal, and unpopular policy coming out of the Trump administration, many Americans say they yearn for the years when the country was under President Obama's leadership. But while many wish they could swap Donald…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The One Thing About DACA You Need To Know

When President Trump announced his administration's plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work permits for 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to America as children, his statement included a request for …
By Jon Hecht