immigration

An Appeals Court Has Ruled Against Trump's Asylum Ban — Here's What That Means

As hundreds of Central Americans wait in limbo at the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court has upheld a temporary injunction against the Trump administration's asylum ban. In a ruling issued late Friday, the court denied the Trump…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Mom Whose Toddler Died After Her Release From ICE Custody Spoke Out In An Interview

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) faces a wrongful death claim after the mother of a toddler who died following ICE detention in May filed a legal claim seeking $60 million, according to ABC News. Yazmin Juarez claims her…
By Lauren Holter

A Heartbreaking Number Of Migrants Die Or Go Missing On Their Way To The US Every Year

Traveling through Mexico to reach the United States border can be an incredibly dangerous journey, and new data suggests that the number of migrants who have died or gone missing on their way to the U.S. is higher than previously estimated. Their…
By Lauren Holter

Trump Walked Away Rather Than Face A Reporter Who Corrected Him

One of the lingering questions surrounding the Trump presidency is how reporters should cover President Donald Trump when he says something untruthful while speaking to them. Most often, reporters elect not to question Trump's statements directly to…
By Lani Seelinger

The U.S. Has Reportedly Used Tear Gas Against Migrants & Asylum Seekers At The Border

On Sunday afternoon, U.S. agents reportedly fired tear gas at migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border near Tijuana and San Ysidro, California. A reporter from The Associated Press on the scene reported that there were "children…
By Caitlin Cruz

Trump Claimed Mexico Agreed To A New Asylum Plan — But Mexico Denied It

The incoming Mexican government has contradicted news reports — and President Trump's own tweets — while claiming there is no deal to host migrants seeking aslyum in the United States on Mexican soil. This contradicts a Washington Post report on…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump’s Latest Immigration Policy Would Force Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico

Mexico's president-elect has reportedly agreed to support a new Trump administration policy requiring asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed in the United States. But it's unclear how long Mexico's support…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Number Of Immigrant Kids Being Held In Detention Centers Is Still Baffling

As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to a close, things look especially grim for children arriving at America's southern border. In the past year alone, the number of children in detention centers has nearly tripled — and that means that over 14,000…
By Lani Seelinger

Here's How To Talk Immigration With Your Family Without It Ending In A Food Fight

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means a series of get togethers, dinners, and parties (usually with mandatory attendance) where you might run into family members whose politics or general demeanor aren't quite... "woke," so to…
By Caitlin Cruz

The Trump Official Who Denied Undocumented Teens Abortions Was Removed From His Post

After months of calls from activists for his removal, Trump's refugee office head Scott Lloyd has been reassigned, according to Politico. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Affairs Office reported that Lloyd will be a senior…
By Caitlin Cruz

Here's Why The Census Citizenship Question Might Be Discriminatory, According To A Judge

The Trump administration is facing legal pushback regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and on Friday, one judge pointed to the president's derogatory comments about immigrants while ruling that a lawsuit against…
By Monica Busch

The Trump Administration Will Defend Its Citizenship Question For The Census In Court

On Monday, the Trump administration will square off against 18 states, the District of Columbia, several cities, and several immigration groups as a lawsuit over a citizenship question on the U.S. Census heads to trial. The Justice Department has…
By Monica Busch

Trump Claimed Border Security Is A Women's Issue & You Won't Believe His Reasoning

Ahead of next week's midterm elections, President Donald Trump appears to have found a new target for what many have called his fearmongering tactics — women. While speaking at campaign rallies in West Virginia and Indiana on Friday, Trump claimed…
By Morgan Brinlee

Some Migrant Caravan Members Are Suing The Trump Administration — Here's Why

On Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., 12 Honduran migrants traveling toward U.S. sued President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of…
By Caitlin Cruz

The Pentagon Reportedly Denied Trump's Request For More Border Troops — Here's Why

President Donald Trump has said that up to 15,000 military troops could be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet the migrant caravans slowly making their way toward the border from Central American to request asylum. But according to a new…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Has A New, Extreme Plan To Limit Immigration

Hardline immigration moves have become one of the Trump administration's trademarks, but a recent report from Axios suggests that President Donald Trump will soon try to take a step farther. Trump claims he'll end birthright citizenship via…
By Lani Seelinger

The Trump Admin Might Ban Certain Groups From Entering The US Or Applying For Asylum

In the latest move to police migration at the southern border, the Trump administration is considering another travel ban-like policy, according to a report released Friday by the The San Francisco Chronicle. The proposal could take the form an…
By Caitlin Cruz

Chrissy Teigen's Mom Is Officially A U.S. Citizen & Luna Was Part Of The Big Day

Tuesday was a very special day in a famous household. Chrissy Teigen's mom, Vilailuck Teigen, became a U.S. citizen on Oct. 23. On Twitter, Chrissy shared a sweet video from the ceremony, and it looks like everyone in the family was excited about…
By Meghan DeMaria

Trump Told A Female Reporter "Don't Be A Baby" When She Questioned Him On Immigration

On Friday, after New York Times reporter Emily Cochrane asked a follow-up question about his anti-immigrant rhetoric, President Donald Trump said, "don't be a baby." Trump's comments came during a roundtable with journalists before he attended a…
By Caitlin Cruz

Trump's Threats Over A Migrant Caravan Headed To The US Escalated Quickly

President Donald Trump has consistently made immigration and trade major focuses of his administration's agenda, but today the immigration part is taking precedence over trade. Trump threatened Mexico in a series of tweets on Thursday morning,…
By Lani Seelinger