Watch Newsy On TV

Coming To America

Govt. Backs Away From Plan To Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely0:43
July 10, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

Govt. Backs Away From Plan To Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely

Families who cross the border illegally will reportedly be tracked with ankle monitors instead of being detained indefinitely.
How Attorneys Are Using Lawsuits To Reunite Immigrant Families4:35
June 27, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

How Attorneys Are Using Lawsuits To Reunite Immigrant Families

We talked to an immigration lawyer who's suing the government, hoping to reunite two Brazilian boys with their fathers.
Trump Administration Applauds SCOTUS Ruling On Travel Ban1:25
June 26, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

Trump Administration Applauds SCOTUS Ruling On Travel Ban

Several officials in the executive branch celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling, saying it will protect the American people.
Pentagon To House Thousands Of Migrant Children On Military Bases0:39
June 21, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

Pentagon To House Thousands Of Migrant Children On Military Bases

At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Pentagon is preparing to shelter up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors.
Reuniting Immigrant Families Is Easier Said Than Done2:07
June 21, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

Reuniting Immigrant Families Is Easier Said Than Done

The president says he wants the thousands of families who've been separated at the border to be reunited. But no clear plan is yet in place.
House Pushes Vote On Compromise Immigration Bill To Next Week0:44
June 21, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

House Pushes Vote On Compromise Immigration Bill To Next Week

The House of Representative was initially expected to vote on the bill Thursday.
What Trump's Family Separation Executive Order Does And Doesn't Do0:58
June 20, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

What Trump's Family Separation Executive Order Does And Doesn't Do

President Donald Trump signed at executive order Wednesday aimed at keeping migrant families together after they cross the U.S. border illegally.
Why Trump Admin. Blames Immigration 'Loopholes' For Family Breakups3:05
June 20, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

Why Trump Admin. Blames Immigration 'Loopholes' For Family Breakups

The Trump administration blames two old laws for creating "loopholes," forcing their hand in separating families.
Trump Signs Order Allowing Migrant Families To Be Detained Together0:48
June 20, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

Trump Signs Order Allowing Migrant Families To Be Detained Together

The executive order maintains the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
A 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy Is Splitting Up More Families At The Border2:09
June 18, 2018
By Matt Picht

A 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy Is Splitting Up More Families At The Border

The Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy is increasingly splitting up families of immigrants who cross the border illegally.
House Immigration Bill Would Ban Separating Families At The Border0:48
June 13, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

House Immigration Bill Would Ban Separating Families At The Border

Parents and children have been separated at the U.S. border, and the practice has been under scrutiny in recent weeks.
Fearing Deportation, Many Immigrants Are Avoiding Police And Courts3:14
June 12, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

Fearing Deportation, Many Immigrants Are Avoiding Police And Courts

Police chiefs have said reports of domestic and sexual abuse in their Latino populations have dropped, making their jobs harder.
As Immigration Jails Fill Up, Detainees Are Moved To Federal Prisons1:54
June 8, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

As Immigration Jails Fill Up, Detainees Are Moved To Federal Prisons

The use of federal prisons to house immigration detainees comes a month after Jeff Sessions said he would prosecute all illegal border crossers.
This Queer Dreamer And 'Chicagoan Of The Year' Was Granted Asylum5:40
June 7, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

This Queer Dreamer And 'Chicagoan Of The Year' Was Granted Asylum

Years after she got herself arrested at the border as a form of protest, this immigrant was granted asylum, but the government could appeal.
The Number Of Jailed Immigrants Is At A Record High — And Rising2:05
May 18, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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?2:41
May 16, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Crossings0:58
May 7, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

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 Why3:36
May 3, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Backlog0:58
May 2, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

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 Program0:51
May 1, 2018
By Stephanie Liebergen

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 Years5:47
May 1, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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'3:34
April 25, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Trump2:12
April 22, 2018
By James Packard

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 Strangers5:46
April 17, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Border2:54
April 5, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Vetting2:14
April 2, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Loopholes1:03
April 2, 2018
By Matt Picht

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 Liberians1:48
March 28, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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 Undocumented5:29
March 5, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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?5:06
February 6, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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?5:23
February 1, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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:23
January 29, 2018
By Ethan Weston

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 Ban0:39
January 19, 2018
By Matt Picht

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 Holders2:52
January 18, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

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:39
December 20, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

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?6:14
December 19, 2017
By Ben Schamisso

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 Bars5:38
November 27, 2017
By The E.W. Scripps Company

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 Unconstitutional0:49
November 21, 2017
By Ryan Biek

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'5:18
November 6, 2017
By Ben Schamisso

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 Attack1:17
November 1, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

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 Phase1:14
October 19, 2017
By Ryan Biek

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 Restrictions0:46
October 17, 2017
By Matt Picht

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 Error6:26
October 2, 2017
By Ben Schamisso

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 Info1:12
September 26, 2017
By Casey Mendoza

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 DACA1:33
September 25, 2017
By Cristina Mutchler

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'1:49
September 25, 2017
By Katherine Biek, Casey Mendoza

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'1:16
September 20, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

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 Protest2:01
September 19, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

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 ICE0:57
September 14, 2017
By Matt Picht

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 Court1:13
September 6, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

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.