Immigration Law

Debating the big questions on immigration: What rights do immigrants have — and is the president free to bar them?

Part one: A panel of experts debates immigrant rights, presidential powers and the dark lessons of history<p>Big changes are afoot on immigration policy as the right continues to deploy its familiar talking points, feeding into the Trump punitive juggernaut. Unfortunately, the current public discourse …

Constitutional Law

She thought Trump would deport 'bad hombres.' Instead, he's deporting her law-abiding husband.

When Helen Beristain told her husband she was voting for Donald Trump last year, he warned her that the Republican nominee planned to "get rid of the Mexicans."<p>Defending her vote, Beristain quoted Trump directly, noting that the tough-talking Republican said he would kick only the "bad hombres" out …

Immigration

Pretty much the only thing Trump's border wall will block is common sense

The Trump administration is accepting proposals from contractors for preliminary designs and prototypes for the first sections of the president’s ballyhooed wall along the border with Mexico. If it’s built, the project will be a boondoggle of legendary proportions and likely will become the subject …

Immigration

For demanding green cards, Miami-based pizza restaurant franchise must pay civil penalty

The Justice Department has agreed to a settlement with a Miami-based pizza restaurant franchise as a way of resolving an investigation over …

U.S. Department of Justice

Pouring cold water on de Blasio’s ICE capade

Mayor de Blasio marked Tuesday’s national Day of Action on immigration by announcing a major new policy: starting immediately, Immigration and …

Opinion

High School Rape Case Becomes Flashpoint in Immigration Debate

—Brian Witte/AP<p>An alleged rape in a bathroom stall at a suburban Maryland high school has become the white-hot center of the national debate on …

Education

New research finds the U.S. may not need a wall to keep immigrants out

The White House is already moving forward with its plan to construct a massive wall along the southern border of the country. But new research suggests the influx of low-skilled immigrants is already dropping, as forces that are far more powerful than a wall act to keep immigrants out.<p>In a new …

Immigration

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies Are Scaring Eligible Families Away From the Safety Net

Social-service organizations are reporting a drop in enrollments in food stamps and other programs.<p>NEW YORK CITY—As the evening rush hour peaked, Blanca Palomeque stationed herself by the carts selling roasted corn, tamales, and ice cream at the exit to the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue subway stop …

Poverty

Source: ICE is targeting 'sanctuary cities' with raids

(CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions …

Government

Seven Years Ago, A Mexican Artist Turned The U.S.-Mexico Border Into A Bridge

Walking from south to north, she says, is “the most political act you could do.”<p>“The term ‘political activist’ is problematic,” Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas proclaims in a video for Art 21, premiering on The Huffington Post on Friday. “I think the challenge is to stop using the references to …

Art

Tales of deportation in Trump's America: Week Two

<b>The Trump Administration's immigration enforcement priorities have revived deportation orders ignored during the Obama Administration.</b><p>On Monday, Mr Trump criticized local law enforcement agencies for refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) to detain and deport people …

Immigration

Know your rights if ICE agents stop you

Freehold attorney John Leschak outlines an immigrant's rights when questioned or detained by immigration authorities. Tanya Breen<p>FREEHOLD, N.J. — It happened to a Olympic bronze medalist from New Jersey; a retired North Carolina police chief; and Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the legendary boxer.<p>All …

Immigration

After Maryland High School Rape, Councilman Is Throwing Around Extremist Accusations — and Not at the Rapists

Just days after two students, one of whom is known to be in the country illegally, were arrested for brutally raping a 9th-grade girl in a Maryland …

Immigration

These undocumented immigrants thought they could stay. Trump says deport them.

Alan Gomez, USA TODAY<p>Angel Ortiz Paz was warming up his car just before 6 a.m. outside his Gaithersburg, Md., townhouse on a recent morning when federal agents pulled in behind him.<p>Angel Ortiz Paz holds Angel Jr., his 6-year-old-son. Ortiz has lived in the U.S. for 17 years, but was recently …

Immigration

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate amid bathroom rape case

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.<p>Protesters on both sides of the debate converged on a …

Education

There's a gaping hole in the rationale for Trump's border wall

There's a really good reason for President Donald Trump to rethink his hardline anti-immigration promise of building a costly "Great Wall" along the US-Mexico border: Many fewer people are actually trying to cross into the US illegally now than in the past.<p>Those are the findings of a new study …

Business

Will A Wall Work? Donald Trump’s Border Plan Is Outdated, Costly And Ineffective, Researchers Say

President Donald Trump’s border wall was facing major hurdles before the federal government could ever begin its construction. The project was …

Immigration

Sanctury city debate stoked after rape at Maryland high school

Henry Sanchez-Milian was nabbed sneaking across the U.S. border in August, just 13 days shy of his 18th birthday.<p>Had he been 18, he might have been …

Immigration

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations

Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than …

Immigration

A rare look at life inside one of the Chicago area's 2 ICE immigration detention centers

From a jail cell in McHenry County, Jesus Antonio Cruz-Martinez counseled his 15-year-old stepdaughter over the phone about a boy she likes at school. He penned letters to the family, most recently a handmade Valentine's Day card with his children's names in hearts, which he signed, "From your dad …

Immigration

ICE arrests New York farmworkers, alarming industry and advocates

Trump administration arrests of immigrant laborers—including a farmworker activist—in western New York in recent days have alarmed the state's …

Agriculture

Sisters from Guatemala claim Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted them

Two teenage sisters fleeing Guatemala became so desperately lost trekking across the Texas desert that when they saw a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck, they waved for help.<p>But the sisters, age 19 and 17, claim that they were taken by a Border Patrol officer to a closet in the Presidio …

News

Suspects in Rockville rape case allowed to join relatives in Maryland after being detained

The two teenagers accused of raping a ninth-grader at Rockville High School last week were among tens of thousands of young people who crossed the …

Crime

Children Detained 500 Days and Counting in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

<i>Women and children gather at the perimeter of Berks Family Residential Center, an ICE detention center in Pennsylvania. (Screen shot via YouTube)</i><p>For …

Immigration

Report: Californians oppose Trump’s travel ban and border wall but want immigrants to stay

The majority of Californians opposes President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, overwhelmingly disapprove of a proposed border wall and feels …

Immigration

The world has gone nuts over Trump’s Wall

Nary a shovel has gone into the ground, and the world is already and completely obsessed with . . . The Wall.<p>Playwrights are penning scripts about …

Mexico

Union head: Border wall needed only in 'strategic locations'

The head of the union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents said Wednesday that a wall along the southern border was only necessary in "strategic …

Government

Half of all federal arrests related to immigration

Immigration arrests and border-related cases have swamped the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday, pointing to new statistics …

Immigration

Hate Group's Explanation For Why It's Not A Hate Group Exemplifies Why It's A Hate Group

CIS’ Mark Krikorian Defended His Group After It Was Designated A “Hate Group” By The SPLC<b>In Wash. Post Op-Ed, Mark Krikorian Responded To CIS Being</b> …

Liberal POV

Trump's 'Extreme Vetting' Could Criminalize Islam

Innocuous behaviors, specifically related to Islam, have already been used as grounds for added scrutiny at the border.<p>Earlier this month, President Trump’s revised executive order restricting immigration from six majority-Muslim countries was found to discriminate against Muslims and blocked …

Immigration