immigration

This Update On Migrant Families Separated At The Border Doesn't Exactly Clear Things Up

On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it unified "approximately 500 children" with their parents after they were separated at the border, according to CNN. It sounds like great news, right? Except the status of thousands …
By Caitlin Cruz

Eva Longoria Weighed In On The Border Crisis With A Moving Message About Family

Eva Longoria has a powerful message for people who support separating families at the U.S./Mexico border. On Thursday, Longoria's comments on the border crisis came in her announcement that she'd just given birth to her first child, and they're a rem…
By Meghan DeMaria

Thandie Newton Connected 'Westworld' To Trump's Immigration Policy & TBH, She's Right

For all those who have thought that HBO's Westworld is starting to feel a little too real, it turns out that one of the show's stars agrees. In a heartbreaking tweet, Thandie Newton pointed out how her Westworld character Maeve's search for her daugh…
By Shannon Carlin

How Officials Could Still Separate Migrant Families — Even After Trump's Order

President Trump has insisted for weeks that only Congress could act to stop the practice of removing immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border. But he issued an executive order to address the subject Thursday that doesn't actually req…
By Erin Delmore

George & Amal Clooney Just Stepped In To Fight Trump's Immigration Policy In A Major Way

Hollywood isn't staying silent about the United States' border separation policy, which has led to children being taken from their parents. George and Amal Clooney donated $100,000 to help immigrant children, and they're far from the only ones who ha…
By Meghan DeMaria

Trump Is Using Abusive Language To Justify Traumatizing Kids — And I Would Know

This is not something I want to do. This isn't my fault. I am doing what the Bible requires I do. You made me do this. That's what I heard on a near-constant basis as a child living with a physically abusive father. It wasn't his fault; it was mine f…
By Danielle Campoamor

7 Myths About Family Separation At The Border, Debunked

Deflect, defend, distort: This has been President Trump's response thus far to harsh criticisms of his "zero tolerance" approach to immigration. People have perpetuated numerous myths about Trump's family separation policy since reports surfaced that…
By Lauren Holter

The Difference Between A Refugee & An Asylum Seeker (Plus What Trump Is Doing About Both)

Each day violence forces thousands of people around the world to flee their homes and seek safety in new and unfamiliar places. They become refugees or asylum seekers, leaving everything they know behind in the hopes of building a safer future for th…
By Morgan Brinlee

'The Big Sick' Writers Are Making An Immigration Anthology Series That Couldn't Be More Timely

Art is often an important vehicle for activism. Now that Apple has officially picked up The Big Sick writers' immigration anthology series, Oscar nominated husband-wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon will get their chance to bring a social i…
By Brad Witter

How Americans Feel About Trump’s Immigration Policy, In One Blistering Graph

Presidents and other lawmakers can't expect that every policy they put forward will be a winner, but it's not every day that a given policy's unpopularity becomes headline news. Trump's family separation immigration policy is officially the least pop…
By Lani Seelinger

What Jeff Sessions Said About Separating Families & Nazi Germany Will Make Your Head Spin

The U.S. attorney general doesn't agree with comparisons between the Trump administration's detention centers for migrant children and Holocaust concentration camps. But the reason Jeff Sessions says Nazi Germany has no parallels to the border policy…
By Lauren Holter

11 Shocking Statistics That Sum Up Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Policy

Criticism of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy came to a head this month after Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued that families caught illegally crossing the border must be separated in order to uphold the law. This la…
By Lauren Holter

Twitter Is Fuming About Ingraham's "Summer Camps" Comment

For the second time in just about three months, Fox News host Laura Ingraham has drawn a firestorm of criticism to herself over a comment she made about the news of the day. This time, Ingraham referred to the detention centers for children separated…
By Lani Seelinger

4 Things Trump Said About Immigration This Week That Are Totally Not True

After a weekend of headlines about its family separation policy at the border, the Trump administration has gone into overdrive defending it. The White House has doubled down on its zero-tolerance policy, with the President tweeting out false claims …
By Caitlin Cruz

Ivanka Hasn’t Spoken Out About Separating Immigrant Families & People Want To Know Why

Before Donald Trump became the president, many people assumed that one of the moderating voices in his White House would be that of his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump. Now, as a senior White House advisor, she does have a role to play in the administr…
By Lani Seelinger

Melania Spoke Out Against Family Separation, But The Internet’s Calling Her “Complicit”

First Lady Melania Trump doesn't raise her voice about just anything — so when she does speak out, you can usually expect it to draw a significant response. The responses aren't always positive, though. Now, for example, the responses to Melania's st…
By Lani Seelinger

Merriam-Webster Skewered Trump With This List Of Its Top Father’s Day Searches

Surely one of the least predicted outcomes of the Trump presidency was the advent of the Merriam-Webster dictionary's Twitter activism — or, at least, Twitter shade-throwing. They're at it again for Father's Day, and this time there's no snark necess…
By Lani Seelinger

The Pizza Delivery Man ICE Arrested Can Stay In The U.S. For Now — Here's What's Next

One hallmark of the Trump administration so far has been the increase of high-profile immigrant arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The latest happened last week, when a delivery man was arrested as he tried to deliver a pizza to an army …
By Lani Seelinger

Kesha Just Released A New Music Video With Powerful Message To Support DREAMers

With the release of her album Rainbow last August, Kesha cemented herself as an advocate and a beacon of hope for people of all backgrounds. And with her new music video for "Hymn," Kesha is supporting DREAMers, through her partnership with the youth…
By Meghan DeMaria

Nearly 1,500 Migrant Kids Are Missing & Twitter Is Asking "Where Are The Children?"

In late April, an official from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed that approximately 1,500 unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border who had been placed in homes were currently unaccounted for. Now, a month later, this is st…
By Lani Seelinger