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At 87, her mission to help immigrants hasn’t slowed down

"I did all the translations for them," Phillips said. "I saw how they struggled being new to a country and not knowing the language." ...

“We Can’t Go Back to the Shadows”: Six Dreamers Tell Their Stories

Last September, the Trump administration announced it would rescind the protections granted by DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—an Obama-era program that shielded from deportation undocumented immigrants w ...

Growing Up Undocumented When Your Siblings Are Citizens

Originally published by The Atlantic Andy magdaleno should have been born in california. And he would have been born there, just like his sister Beatriz was eight years earlier, had it not been for an unexpected visit ...

Government Appealing Ruling Cafe Owner Won’t Be Deported

Ibrahim Parlak was granted a deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture, an international law protecting refugees from being returned under threat of torture or death. Immigration Judge Katheryn Deangelis r ...

She served in the Army for more than 4 years. Now she could be deported

In spring 2015, Army Spec. Yea Ji Sea was stationed with the U.S. military in South Korea where she worked as a pharmacy tech, spending some of her time off translating for seriously ill soldiers at local hospitals. ...

When Your Spouse Is Deported, There Are Only Heartbreaking Choices

On a warm, dry afternoon in late May, Jasmine Mendoza arrived at a rural elementary school outside Montpelier, Vermont. Trailing close behind was her 5-year old son Cruz, who was set to begin kindergarten the following M ...

Following a Refugee Family’s Long Journey to U.S. Citizenship

Almost instantly, the king of Bhutan pushed out one-sixth of the small Buddhist country’s population. The Drukpas, the Buddhist elite, and the Hindu Lhotshampa had peacefully coexisted until 1989, when the king introduce ...

An Asylum Seeker’s Journey from El Salvador to Arkansas, and Back Again

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has talked about elevating “the threshold standard of proof in credible fear interviews” and has argued against granting asylum to victims of domestic abuse or gang violence. ...

Amy Meselson, Lawyer Who Defended Young Immigrants, Dies at 46

Not only was Mr. Ly prevented from boarding a plane to Atlanta for the national finals with the rest of his team, because he lacked government identification; he was also facing deportation as an illegal immigrant. ...

In a conservative Northern California county, a team of Mexican immigrants helps battle the Carr fire

Under the blazing sun, the clinking of metal stopped when one of the men scooping dirt out from under a tree spotted smoke rising from the ground. ...

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