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Obama Wants Immigration Enforcement to Be Done 'More Humanely'

Obama Wants Immigration Enforcement to Be Done ‘More Humanely’

by Aura Bogado on March 14 2014, 12:22PM

The president orders a review. Is that enough?

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration, /NOW

How the U.S. Deported One of Its Own Citizens

How the U.S. Deported One of Its Own Citizens

by Aura Bogado on March 4 2014, 10:10AM

And how it could happen to you.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

Extorted, Detained and Deported

Extorted, Detained and Deported

by Aura Bogado on February 3 2014, 7:00AM

After being extorted on the job, a deported waste management worker is fighting to return to the United States—and winning.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

Whatever Happened to Comprehensive Immigration Reform? Interactive

Whatever Happened to Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2013, 7:00AM

Twenty thirteen was supposed to be the year for sweeping immigration reform. Here’s a step-by-step review of what did—and didn’t—happen.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

by Aura Bogado on October 3 2013, 7:00AM

Inside Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, the newly prolonged wait for immigration reform is drearily familiar.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Dispatches, Immigration, Immigration Reform

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Father's Case Reveals the Larger Problem

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Father’s Case Reveals the Larger Problem

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 10:29AM

An Argentinian father of three faces deportation because police officers arrested him when he went into a diabetic shock. Is this what Obama meant when he said he wanted more humane deportation policies?

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2012, 9:53AM

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our 'Humane' Immigration Jails

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our ‘Humane’ Immigration Jails

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 4 2012, 9:19AM

Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Dispatches, Immigration

Report: Half of Nation's Undocumented Adults Have Kids

Report: Half of Nation’s Undocumented Adults Have Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

And the federal government’s deportation program is ripping families apart.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 30 2011, 10:00AM

Why? Because they are undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish, according to advocates.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a 'Real Problem'

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a ‘Real Problem’

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 14 2011, 2:53PM

President Obama says his administration must “make sure that children aren’t torn from their parents without due process.” A Colorlines.com investigation concluded at least 5,100 kids are stuck in foster care because their parents are detained or deported.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration, Felipe Montes

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 3 2011, 9:30AM

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals nearly a quarter of people deported in first half of 2011 were parents with U.S. citizen children. That’s a dramatic increase from the 10-year period before the Obama administration.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration, Felipe Montes

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 2 2011, 8:00AM

A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration, Felipe Montes

Why It's Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

Why It’s Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

by Rinku Sen on November 2 2011, 8:00AM

Each year, thousands of immigrant parents are ripped away from their kids. Now, it’s time for us to make a difference.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Movement, Felipe Montes

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh Play

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh

by Seth Freed Wessler, Brian Palmer on October 7 2010, 4:59PM

Shahed Hossain describes his harrowing ordeal to ColorLines videographer Brian Palmer.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 7 2010, 10:36AM

Shahed Hossain’s shocking story reveals why Obama will have to use his power to halt mass deportations for any reform to work.

Topics: Deportation Dragnet, Immigration