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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Together
The executive order maintains the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
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 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 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 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 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 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.