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The Number Of Jailed Immigrants Is At A Record High — And Rising
President Trump's crackdown on immigrants is good news for private prisons. But some argue their business model leads to abuse and neglect.
Separating Families Caught At The Border: Rhetoric Or Real Policy?
We look into Jeff Sessions' threat to prosecute and separate families caught crossing the border illegally. How could it be enforced? And is it legal?
DOJ Aims To Prosecute '100 Percent' Of Illegal Border Crossings
In a speech Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed recent reports of increased immigration enforcement at the southwest U.S. border.
This Chinese Immigrant Founded A Pro-Trump Movement — Here's Why
The leader of Chinese Americans for Trump says many immigrants strongly support Trump's stance on illegal immigration and affirmative action.
The DOJ Is Hiring Immigration Lawyers, Judges To Reduce Case Backlog
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sending the additional resources to regions in the southwest, but the case backlog is nationwide.
7 States Just Filed A Lawsuit To End The DACA Program
This lawsuit aims to do the exact opposite of several other DACA lawsuits, and it could set up a showdown in front of the Supreme Court.
Honduran Immigrant Fears Losing Protected Status He's Had For 19 Years
Since 1999, Luis Gonzales and his parents have lived in the U.S. without fear of deportation — but that immigration program could soon end.
What The Latest DACA Ruling Means For New 'Dreamers'
Who are the potential first-time DACA applicants who could benefit from the latest ruling by a federal judge in favor of the program?
The SCOTUS Travel Ban Case Could Have Implications Well Beyond Trump
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in President Donald Trump's travel ban case Wednesday. But this isn't just about the travel ban.
This Detained Immigrant With Cancer Was Saved By Complete Strangers
A doctor, a lawyer and two congregations in the Chicago area provided a Guatemalan immigrant sanctuary from hardship and deportation.
Every President Since Reagan Has Deployed Troops To The Border
The missions happened at a time when illegal border crossings were more frequent. And they focused on surveillance, not on arrests and use of force.
Millions Of Visitors To US Could Soon Face Social Media Vetting
It's part of President Trump's effort to institute "extreme vetting" of foreigners entering the country. The ACLU condemned the proposal.
White House: No DACA Deal Unless Congress Closes Immigration Loopholes
White House officials say a deal to protect DACA recipients will just encourage further immigration unless it also tightens immigration laws.
Trump Is Ending Immigration Program For Thousands Of Liberians
An estimated 4,000 Liberian immigrants, most of whom live in Minnesota, will lose their deportation protections in about a year.
The Mental Health Toll Of Being Undocumented
DACA recipient Egle Malinauskaite hopes to break down stigmas associated with being undocumented and having mental illness by being open about both.
Who Should Pay For Immigrant Kids' Lawyers In Deportation Cases?
Unlike most defendants in criminal courts, immigrants facing deportation — including children — don't get a free lawyer if they can't afford one.
Who Would Trump's Wall Allegedly Prevent From Crossing The Border?
While the number of thwarted crossings hit a 17-year low after President Donald Trump's inauguration, it has now increased for eight straight months.
Trump Administration Lifts Temporary Ban On Refugees From 11 Countries
Senior administration officials say refugees from those countries will be subject to additional security measures.
SCOTUS Will Hear Objections To Trump's Travel Ban
The Supreme Court will finally decide whether President Trump's efforts to block travel from six Muslim-majority countries are legal.
Chicago Protesters Want A 'Clean' Deal For 'Dreamers' and TPS Holders
Chicago "Dreamers" rallied in freezing temperatures to call on politicians negotiating their fate for a deal without strings attached.
McConnell: Congress Won't Make Any DACA Decisions This Year
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress will table the issue until 2018 to avoid a government shutdown.
What Are Undocumented Immigrants' Few Paths To Green Cards?
In light of the talks on both sides of the aisle to reform the immigration system, we break down how that system works for undocumented immigrants.
Immigration Judges Defy A Higher Court, Trapping Hundreds Behind Bars
Immigration judges claim they have "no jurisdiction" to hold bond hearings for detained immigrants.
Main Punishment For 'Sanctuary Cities' Ruled Unconstitutional
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from taking grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.
Why This DACA Recipient Refuses To Be Called A 'Dreamer'
Maria Torres wants protections for the immigrants who, she says, are unfairly excluded from the "Dreamer narrative," like her parents and her brother.
Trump Calls For Merit-Based Visas After The New York Attack
In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump confirmed the suspect in the New York truck attack entered the states as part of a U.S. diversity visa lottery.
8 Border Wall Prototypes Near The Testing Phase
Customs and Border Protection plans to judge prototypes based on three main criteria once all eight designs are completed.
Hawaii Judge Freezes Trump's Latest Travel Restrictions
The latest version of President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge.
This Immigrant Is Fighting Chicago Police Over Alleged Gang List Error
An undocumented immigrant is suing Chicago to get his name off the city's controversial gang list, which could protect him from being deported.
Homeland Security Will Soon Collect Immigrants' Social Media Info
Similar programs have already been tested by both ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Republicans Propose 'Merit-Based' Replacement For DACA
The bill would allow immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to apply for citizenship after 15 years.
Trump's Travel Ban Replaced With 'Tailored Travel Restrictions'
The new order is based on a Department of Homeland Security review of immigration screening procedures.
California Is Suing The Trump Administration To Stop The 'Border Wall'
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the Trump administration is violating the U.S. Constitution.
3 Congressmen Arrested At Trump Tower DACA Protest
Each of the three has been outspoken about immigration reform in the U.S.
Motel 6 Under Fire For Reporting Guests To ICE
Motel 6 locations in Arizona reportedly sent their guest lists to U.S. immigration agents on a regular basis.
States Challenge Trump's DACA Decision In Court
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is headed to court over the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program.
Obama Calls Trump's DACA Decision 'Cruel' And Contrary To Common Sense
It's one of the few issues he's spoken out on since he left office.
The Trauma Of War Can Reach Refugees' Kids Who Never Lived It
We talked to a former refugee about assimilating to the U.S. and to her son about sympathizing with his parents' struggles.
A Comic Book Helps Immigrant Kids Talk About Fears Of Deportation
"Rosita Gets Scared" is a fictional story about an undocumented schoolgirl who learns to overcome her fears of deportation.
Chicago Is Suing Jeff Sessions Over His Sanctuary City Crackdown
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for threatening to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities."
Trump Supports Bill That Would Create A Merit-Based Immigration System
The RAISE Act would make our immigration system point-based, prioritizing applicants based on their job skills, English-speaking skills and more.
A Detained Immigrant's 2 Battles: Suing ICE While Fighting Deportation
A detained immigrant is suing ICE for, he says, violating his civil rights during an arrest. But the legal barriers for faulting ICE agents are steep.
Despite Safety Concerns, International Student Enrollment Holds Steady
A report from the Institute of International Education says that international enrollment fell by just 2 percent.
How Airports And Activists Are Reacting To Day 1 Of The Travel Ban
Hours after President Donald Trump's travel ban was put in place, reactions were mixed at airports around the country.
The Supreme Court Just Handed Trump His First 'Travel Ban' Win
The Supreme Court partially lifted lower courts' injunctions on the so-called travel ban. The justices will hear the case next term.
Trump Might Not 'Terminate' DACA After All
President Donald Trump has decided not to get rid of an Obama-era program that shields thousands of young immigrants from being deported — for now.
Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Just Took Another Hit
Another federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration.
The Trump Administration Now Wants SCOTUS To Reinstate The Travel Ban
Four of the nine Supreme Court justices must agree to hear the case.
Over 600K US Visa Holders Became Undocumented Immigrants Last Year
More than 50 million U.S. visas expired last fiscal year, and 1 percent of those visa holders stayed in the country anyway.
President Trump Isn't Happy A Judge Blocked His Travel Ban. Again.
In a campaign-style rally in Nashville, President Donald Trump criticized a Hawaii judge for blocking his second travel ban.