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Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 10:20AM

Republicans and the Obama administration both deeply misunderstand issues at the heart of the humanitarian situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

Obama to Use Executive Action to Increase Border Enforcement

Obama to Use Executive Action to Increase Border Enforcement

by Aura Bogado on June 30 2014, 3:45PM

The president once again blamed Republicans for not passing comprehensive immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

More than 70,000 Parents with U.S.-born Kids Deported in 2013

More than 70,000 Parents with U.S.-born Kids Deported in 2013

by Aura Bogado on June 26 2014, 11:45AM

Families continue to be torn apart

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 3:39PM

The Obama administration is picking up the pace on processing and deporting newly arrived migrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Georgia Immigrant Detainees 'Riot' Over Maggot-Filled Food

Georgia Immigrant Detainees ‘Riot’ Over Maggot-Filled Food

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 12:19PM

Detainees at multiple detention centers around the country have strikingly similar complaints.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New York Lawmakers Propose 'State Citizenship' for the Undocumented

New York Lawmakers Propose ‘State Citizenship’ for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 17 2014, 12:38PM

States go their own way on immigration, even with long shot bills.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 3:47PM

Healthcare for undocumented immigrants in California is too controversial for the Sacramento Airport to handle.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Active Military Post Prepares to Detain Immigrant Children

Active Military Post Prepares to Detain Immigrant Children

by Aura Bogado on June 12 2014, 3:30PM

The children are mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court Sends Young Visa Seekers to Back of a Very Long Line

Supreme Court Sends Young Visa Seekers to Back of a Very Long Line

by Aura Bogado on June 10 2014, 11:45AM

The high court sides with the Obama administration, making an already long process even longer.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 4:06PM

Three of the prevailing theories as to why some 47,000 unaccompanied youth have arriving from Latin America since November.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

by Aura Bogado on May 27 2014, 12:41PM

Hard work, low pay and threats of solitary confinement

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Thinking of Formally Complaining to U.S. Border Patrol?

Thinking of Formally Complaining to U.S. Border Patrol?

by Carla Murphy on May 8 2014, 3:00PM

New report says nothing happens when you do

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 7:00AM

Even after establishing credible fear, detainees remain in custody.

Topics: Immigration

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About 'Documented'

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About ‘Documented’

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 7:00AM

The journalist discusses American nationalism, Right Wing haters and his difficult relationship with his mom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 12:51PM

It’s the 21st state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Rinku Sen: Old Economic Policies Shape Today's Migration Tragedies

Rinku Sen: Old Economic Policies Shape Today’s Migration Tragedies

by Rinku Sen on May 1 2014, 7:00AM

What’s so frustrating about our immigration policy debate is that we hold it as though it is domestic policy only, as though it has no relationship to U.S. foreign policy and global economic behavior.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Is Immigration Reform Undermining Latino Civil Rights?

Is Immigration Reform Undermining Latino Civil Rights?

by Carla Murphy on April 30 2014, 10:01AM

One veteran of Latino politics wants to talk about it

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Leaves U.S. by Choice, Ends Up at Harvard

DREAMer Leaves U.S. by Choice, Ends Up at Harvard

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2014, 7:00AM

Berenice Villegas left because the U.S. didn’t want her—but was then welcomed back.

Topics: Immigration

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 10:59AM

The citizen son of undocumented immigrants explains what’s at stake for mixed-status families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Risking Arrest for Her Mom

Risking Arrest for Her Mom

by Carla Murphy on April 11 2014, 3:47PM

Despite opposition, one Latina keeps pushing for immigration reform

Topics: Immigration, /NOW