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Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants ride Mexico's 'train of death' every year to get to America

Photographer Michelle Frankfurter had spent years traveling to Mexico and Central America as a photojournalist and human-rights worker. During her travels, she heard about a particular route that immigrants take to reach the US undocumented.<p>In 2009, she set out to follow it.<p>Following the path …

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Immigration

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

Recent lawsuits claim the agency is targeting people for deportation based on spurious allegations of gang connections.<p><i>This article was published in partnership with the Marshall Project.</i><p>In 2011, then 19-year-old Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was leaving a relative's house and getting into his car …

Immigration

22 Therapist-Approved Tips Every Anxious Person Needs To Hear

Just think of your anxiety as that one friend who's also a HUGE DRAMA QUEEN.<p>Here are some of the words of wisdom readers seeking therapy for help with anxiety shared. (And remember, these tips aren't replacements for going to therapy for yourself — they're just pieces of advice that some people …

Self-help

Half of 675 immigrants targeted in ICE raids had traffic convictions or no criminal record

About half of the 675 immigrants picked up in roundups across the United States in the days after President Donald Trump took office either had no criminal convictions or had committed traffic offenses, mostly drunken driving, as their most serious crimes, according to data obtained by The …

Immigration

Sexual Assaults in Immigration Detention Centers Rarely Get Investigated, Group Charges

While walking to meet her lawyer, R. Santos was told she would be sexually assaulted "one-on-one" by the immigration officer escorting her at the York County Jail in Pennsylvania.<p>But when she filed a sexual harassment complaint against the officer shortly after his threat, the prison put her in …

Immigration

ICE Is Raiding Sanctuary Cities as Revenge, Reports Say

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were also reportedly instructed to focus their efforts on sanctuary cities in general.<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducted raids in retaliation against at least one sanctuary city that declined to cooperate with federal immigration laws, a …

Immigration

Inside the New Emergency App for Undocumented Immigrants

How an advocacy organization and a tech team created Notifica to offer a small peace of mind for immigrants facing possible deportation<p>Adrian Reyna …

Immigrants Fearing Deportation Take Legal Steps To Protect Their Children

Support the news<p>Immigrants in the U.S. illegally are worried about what might happen to their children if they are deported. Some legal clinics are …

Immigration

How the Department of Homeland Security Is Bullying Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary cities that refuse to hold undocumented immigrants to be deported by ICE are being singled out in a new weekly report from the Department …

Judge says an ICE raid in Austin was pure revenge for its sanctuary city policy

A U.S. magistrate judge has claimed that a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency raid in Austin, TX, wasn't simply business as usual—it …

Immigration

Rather Than Face Deportation, Women Are Dropping Domestic Abuse Cases

Thanks, Trump<p>For undocumented immigrants, life in America can often feel like one long game of Hide and Seek. The stakes are pretty dramatically different than any childhood game, though; if discovered, undocumented immigrants risk arrest and deportation, along with the possibility of being removed …

Immigration

ICE report flags sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate on criminal illegal immigrants

The Trump administration followed through on its pledge to shine a light on sanctuary cities, releasing on Monday its first report highlighting jurisdictions that don't notify federal authorities when illegal immigrants are released from custody.<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published …

Espaillat: Trump has ‘permeated this toxic environment’

The freshman congressman, the first formerly undocumented immigrant elected, thinks President Trump doesn’t understand their experience.<p>Adriano Espaillat remembers hearing gunfire nearby when he was 10 years old, back in the Dominican Republic. But that, he says, wasn't as scary as the men in …

Donald Trump

Democrats warn against funding border wall in spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to a coming $1 trillion-plus spending package.<p>The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others came in a letter …

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Salma Hayek, Jim Sheridan, Mexico Unite Against Trump at Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — In a show of strength, laced with good humor, Salma Hayek, Irish director Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”) and …

Private Prisons Memo Could Signal More Immigrant Lockups

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants to maintain contracts with private prisons because he's concerned about meeting the federal correctional system's "future needs." But he hasn't said what those needs might be.<p>The answer may lie in the Trump administration's hardline approach to …

Immigration

Mexican politician stages anti-Trump wall stunt

A Mexican politician has filmed himself climbing a section of the existing border wall between his country and the US.<p>Braulio Guerra said it showed the uselessness of Donald Trump's plans to build a border-long barrier between the two countries.

Mexico

Deportation Arrest Highlights Tensions in Los Angeles on Immigration

LOS ANGELES — Shortly after dropping off his youngest daughter at school, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez saw lights flashing from a black car following him, signaling for him to pull over. The car was unmarked and Mr. Avelica, along with his wife and another daughter, who were also in the car, did not …

Immigration

California Files Freedom Of Information Request To Learn What ICE Is Up To

California legislators have filed a Freedom of Information Act request to learn what federal immigration authorities are up to in their state.<p>The request was filed this week by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, both Democrats, for “information …

Immigration

Can immigrants be deported without a court hearing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can an undocumented immigrant be kicked out of the United States without a court hearing?<p>That's a key question at the heart of a controversial case that's become the latest lightning rod in the debate over the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.<p>ICE officers detained …

Immigration

How Immigrants Are Detained, Deported

President Donald Trump has made headlines with his swift action on immigration and vows to deport those living in the U.S. illegally who have a …

Single father from Mexico in US for 20 years deported after Ice 'check-in'

Juan Carlos Fomperosa García planned to celebrate his son’s 17th birthday on Thursday. But first, he had to go in for a meeting around 9am with immigration officials in Phoenix for what he believed was to discuss his request for asylum.<p>“He walked in. An hour later, they brought me a bag with his …

Immigration

He dropped his daughter off at school. Minutes later, immigration agents took him away.

Immigration agents tailed a man as he dropped off his daughter at a Los Angeles school last week. They pulled him over and took him away — all while his 13-year-old sobbed in the back seat.<p>In the wake of President Trump’s orders to crack down on illegal immigration, the arrest of Romulo …

Immigration

Mexico opens migrant defense centers at U.S. consulates | Reuters

(Reuters) - Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>A Mexican who was recently deported from the U.S. walks by …

Immigration

Trump administration considering separating women, children at U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.<p>Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter …

Immigration

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>China seeks to resume derailed free-trade talks with Ottawa Subscriber content<p>price-fixing probe Bread price-fixing scandal reveals rift between Canada’s big grocers Subscriber content<p>Opinion Competition Bureau: What Canadians need to know about price-fixing probes<p>U.S. hiring …

State Governments Are Trying to Crack Down on Protests

What may seem like a Republican plot against free assembly is really just politics as usual.<p><i>Photo of resistance at Standing Rock by Avery L. White for VICE</i><p>In January, a bill was introduced to the North Dakota Legislative Assembly that would dismiss charges in cases where drivers ran over protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

An Immigrant Was Detained After Expressing Fears of Deportation at a Press Conference

Immigration agents nabbed her after she came out of hiding to speak at a pro-immigrant event.<p>On Wednesday, Daniela Vargas, who has lived in the United States since she was seven, spoke at a press conference in Jackson, Mississippi, about her father and brother's recent deportation. As she was being …

Immigration