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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.
Obama Calls Trump's DACA Decision 'Cruel' And Contrary To Common Sense1:43
September 5, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

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 It8:10
August 25, 2017
By Melissa Prax

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 Deportation3:42
August 21, 2017
By Ben Schamisso

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 Crackdown2:01
August 5, 2017
By Newsy Staff

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 System1:06
August 2, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

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 Deportation6:29
July 25, 2017
By Ben Schamisso

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 Steady1:16
July 8, 2017
By Casey Mendoza

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 Ban1:14
June 30, 2017
By Casey Mendoza

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' Win0:56
June 26, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

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 All1:28
June 16, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

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 Hit0:44
June 12, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

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 Ban1:22
June 2, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

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 Year0:58
May 22, 2017
By Matt Picht

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.1:09
March 15, 2017
By Jake Jones

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.