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She agreed to testify against her smuggler. He went free; she’s still in ICE custody

For nearly three years, an undocumented married mother who first came to Kansas City when she was 8 has been in a Kingston, Mo., jail, under custody …

Immigration

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

Tameika Lovell was retrieving luggage at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when Customs and Border Protection officers detained her for a random search. It was Nov. 27, 2016, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the school counselor from Long Island had just returned from a short …

Airports

The US must not turn its back on refugees

In the coming months, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIran vows new US action group won’t topple government Bolton wants …

U.S. Dept. of State

Make every U.S. student attend a citizenship ceremony

<i>Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where Amy Hu is a research intern.</i><p>G iven the anti-immigrant rhetoric dominating public dialogue, you might be forgiven for not knowing that the majority of immigrants to the United States are here legally , or that about 1 in 7 U.S. …

Immigration

Opinion | America is slouching toward autocracy

In their book, “How Democracies Die,” political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt write: “How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly. . . . The …

Donald Trump

ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says

Federal authorities said Wednesday they had arrested an Iraqi citizen and longtime member of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State who fled after killing an Iraqi police officer in 2014, eventually settling in Sacramento as a purported refugee.<p>The man, Omar Ameen, 45, is wanted on a murder charge in Iraq …

Al-Qaeda

Torn Apart 2: The Moral Dilemma of Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez first gained national notoriety back in June of 2018 when Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley flew to Texas to try and tour a shelter that he …

Jeff Merkley

Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys said …

U.S. Army

Adopted 4-year-old won’t be deported, immigration officials say

GOLDEN, CO (CNN) - It looks like an orphaned Peruvian girl adopted by an American couple won’t be deported.<p>Republican Rep. Michael Coffman said he …

Immigration

ICE hunted me down; my teachers and classmates fought back [Opinion]

Guards shuffled me through the damp, icy air of a February morning, my hands and legs in shackles. I stepped from the cold air onto a bus filled with …

High School

The ACLU Claims That Workers Picked Up In ICE Raids In Nebraska Were Mistreated

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents of mistreating suspected undocumented workers who …

Immigration

Almost all asylum-seeking families show up for court, report finds

With policies on migrant families under increased public scrutiny following the Trump administration’s rote separation of children from their …

Immigration

'Killed me little by little.' Family detention left lasting scars for one mother and son

For a long time, Lilian Oliva Bardales worried about how her young son, Cristhian, was adjusting to their new life in Barcelona.<p>He squeezed her every time he saw a police officer. He got scared when people he didn’t know talked to him. Teachers told her he played violently at school, making dolls …

Immigration

Defense attorneys challenge judges over Trump immigration policies

It was a simple question, but for Benjamin Davis the answer was complicated.<p>Davis, a federal public defender in San Diego, had just been asked by a judge whether his client’s guilty plea to a charge of entering the United States illegally was “knowing and voluntary”.<p>If he said no, Davis’s client …

Immigration

Giuliani: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed “truth isn’t truth” when trying to explain why the president should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge.<p>“When you tell me that, you know, he should …

Donald Trump

What will happen to DACA? Federal court cases could lead to an answer.

Nearly a year after the Trump administration tried to kill an Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation, dueling lawsuits will probably determine the fate of hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the country as children.<p>On Friday, U.S. District Judge …

Immigration

Immigration A Priority As Ilhan Omar Is Poised For Washington

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> State Rep. Ilhan Omar scored one of the most decisive wins in Tuesday’s primary.She won 48 percent of the vote in a five-person …

Comedy Central

Fact check: Refugees, immigrants eligible for same health care programs as citizens

Eligibility is determined by income and other factors, just as it is for citizens

Health Care

How “Crazy Rich” Asians Have Led to the Largest Income Gap in the U.S.

“Crazy Rich Asians” offers an extreme example of prosperity, but a study shows that Asian-Americans are the most economically divided racial group in the United States.

Demographics

How Guatemala is sliding into chaos in the fight for land and water

At 9am on 9 May, Luis Arturo Marroquín walked out of a shop in the main square of the small town of San Luis Jilotepéque in central Guatemala. Eyewitnesses say a black Toyota Hilux pick-up then drove up and, in full view of passersby, two men wearing hoods shot Marroquín repeatedly in the back.<p>The …

Human Rights

Taking a deep-dive into Somali culture at the Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. Roughly 57,000 people live here, according to the latest census figures …

Who Is Winning the War in Afghanistan? Depends on Which One

<i>Rod Nordland has been reporting on Afghanistan’s travails since well before the American-led invasion that booted the Taliban from power in 2001. For the past eight years, he has been a correspondent and then Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times, which has expanded its presence in the country</i> …

Afghanistan

Exclusive: new lawsuit claims Trump illegally denied asylum claims of separated parents

Hundreds of parents failed screening interviews for asylum while they were separated and traumatized. Now, dozens of them want a second chance to make their case.<p>A group of parents who failed their initial asylum interviews while they were separated from their children under the Trump …

Immigration

ACLU sues Minnesota county and sheriff, alleging illegal immigration detentions at jail

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a civil lawsuit Friday against Nobles County and Sheriff Kent Wilkening in far …

Immigration

Local Municipalities Investing in Legal Defense Funds for Immigrants

Immigrants in the Twin Cities could soon be getting more legal help. Two counties and St. Paul leaders are looking at setting aside nearly half a …

Human Rights

ImmigrationProf Blog

The <b>Executive Office for Immigration Review</b> (EOIR) today held the investiture of 23 new immigration judges, which increases the total number of …

Jeff Sessions

Millions of Frequent Flier Miles Are Donated to Reunite Families Separated at Border

On the morning of Aug. 6, a law professor at the University of Michigan wrote a tweet about a family that had been separated by immigration authorities after crossing into the United States.<p>Then the professor, Beth Wilensky, went for a run. Then she ate some lunch.<p>“I came back and checked my …

Social Media

How Trump is cracking down on legal immigrants – and how they are fighting back

The overall picture is one of extreme hostility with no distinction between the undocumented and those legally here Joshua Hoyt, National Partnership for New Americans<p>The administration has made very clear by its actions that it’s fundamentally opposed to immigration in whatever form Omar Jadwat, …

Immigration

California: man driving wife to hospital to give birth arrested by Ice agents

A woman from California said she had to drive herself to the hospital to give birth alone, after her husband was arrested by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice.<p>María del Carmen Venegas told a Spanish-language TV station, KMEX-TV, that she and her husband, Joel Arrona–Lara, 36, …

Immigration

ICE says man detained driving his pregnant wife to hospital had outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges

An immigrant in the U.S. illegally who was detained by federal immigration officers in San Bernardino this week while he was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges, authorities said Saturday.<p>Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his …

Immigration