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With ‘The Trade,’ Matthew Heineman Puts a Human Face on a Divisive Issue

These are very difficult films to make, but the difficulty pales in comparison to what our subjects go through on a daily basis. I derive so much inspiration and hope from the people we film, who are going through such l ...

Eighth person dies in ICE custody this fiscal year

The woman was the eighth person to die under immigration detention in fiscal 2020, which ends in late September. The same number of people died under similar circumstances in all of fiscal 2019. ...

A Migrant Father Sends His Son To The U.S.: ‘I Know That He’s Safe’

To date, some 60,000 asylum seekers like Marvin Zelaya Sr. are waiting in dangerous Mexican border cities while their cases play out. On Feb. 28, a federal appeals court in California blocked the administration policy kn ...

Key Trump administration officials failed to act on warnings about family separation, watchdog reports

The ORR director at the time confirmed he was informed of the increase of separated children in 2017, and was copied on outreach to US Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- two agencies ...

Stranded in Southern Mexico, Migrants Struggle to Make U.S. Court Dates

"We feel deceived, disappointed," she said. ...

The Open Borders Trap

By all means, Democrats should insist that immigrants get justice. But they should also spell out the many ways — prosaic and profound — the country needs them. ...

Trump Says He Will Block U.S. Funds to ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions

In addition to the funding threats, the administration is now opening up new fronts in the battle against the cities, filing lawsuits and issuing subpoenas in what Attorney General William Barr called part of a "signific ...

Court Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy on Part of US Border

Originally published by The New York Times SAN DIEGO — In the latest twist on a key Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court said it will prevent the government from making asylum-seekers wait in ...

The Supreme Court may have just made violence against immigrant children more likely

By deciding the Border Patrol agent who shot a teen could not be sued, the court is perpetuating a long history of violence against immigrant children ...

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Rejected Asylum Seekers Can Sue

The case, which concerns a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority, could affect thousands of asylum seekers. ...

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