Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

Trump wants immigrants to be afraid. 2 new studies show it’s working.

The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency responsible for deporting unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, likes to say that immigrants should be afraid of deportation: “If you e ...

Deported twice, a man struggles to help his family survive

For more than a decade, I documented one man’s deportation, the impact on his family and his eventual return to the U.S. ...

In 3-way deal, ICE is paying Arizona town to hold detainees in Texas

In the middle of 2014, a year in which nearly 70,000 young people arrived at the U.S. border fleeing violence in Central America, immigration officials realized they had nowhere near enough room to detain so many childre ...

Who Does She Stand For?

When Americans debate immigration, they have, for 132 years, inevitably found themselves wrestling with the meaning of a colossal, copper-green woman who carries a torch. As a physical and symbolic object, the Statue of ...

Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani Make Appeal for ‘Dreamers’ at the Oscars

Ms. Nyong’o and Mr. Nanjiani, without mentioning the politics of immigration directly, briefly spoke about dreams being the “foundation of Hollywood” and the United States. ...

Yemeni immigrants focus on future in US amid war back home

Now, like an increasing number of people from Yemen who have come to the United States, he sees a long-term future outside the country he left and seeks to bring aspects of his native country into America. ...

Muslim officer works with immigrants in Ohio capital city

One day, an officer asked, “Have you ever thought about being a police officer yourself?” It was the farthest thing from the mind of the Egyptian-born Bahgat, who arrived in Columbus as a teenager in 1980 speaking almos ...

Trump says American workers are hurt by immigration. But after ICE raided this Texas town, they never showed up.

Not on the day of the Big Raid. Nothing leaked out. State police sealed off the highways in and out of town. ICE agents came with a fleet of empty buses and left with them full.  ...

Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security: Separating a 7-year-old from her mother

There is no allegation that the little girl, known in court filings only as S.S., is a terrorist, nor is there any suggestion her mother is one. Neither was involved with smuggling, nor contraband, nor lawbreaking of any ...

DACA’s March 5 ‘deadline’ marks only inaction

March 5 was originally conceived to be a deadline of sorts for action. When Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he created a six-month delay to give Congress time to come up with ...

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