Immigration

Trump Census Plan Might Leave Out Some Legal Residents

Many U.S. citizens who live in rural or tribal areas lack a paper trail.

Gulf Coast Advocates Call for a Halt in Immigration Enforcement in Wake of Hurricane Laura

Advocates for undocumented immigrants say that migrants are less like to access evacuation help or emergency aid when they fear deportation.

The Frontline Health Care Workers Facing Threats of Deportation

Thousands of medical staff leading America’s pandemic response are subject to ever-shifting immigration policy.

This Rural Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will the Census Count Them?

“They’ve saved our community,” Milan, Minnesota's mayor says about a group of people from the Federated States of Micronesia now living in his small town.

Immigrants Might Be Reporting Crimes Even Less Now. Here's Why

COMMENTARY | The Trump administration’s decision to create doubt about the validity of U visas that protect crime survivors hurts already vulnerable immigrant populations.

Appeals Courts Split on Whether Trump Administration Can Enforce 'Public Charge’ Rule

A federal appeals court says the rule penalizing immigrants for using public assistance programs can’t be enforced in three northeast states. But another court found the administration can move forward with its new standards.

With U.S. Borders Closed by Covid-19, How Will I Afford Insulin?

COMMENTARY | The Covid-19 response has choked off medical tourism — and exposed the broken nature of the U.S. pharmaceutical system.

Postcard From The Edge: L.A. Street Vendors Who Can’t Stop Working

Shutting down the economy because of the coronavirus has made the hardscrabble life of Los Angeles' sidewalk vendors even harder.

Covid-19 Shows Us Why We Should Keep ICE Out of Hospitals

COMMENTARY | Fearing Trump’s immigration police, people are avoiding health care facilities. That’s dangerous, particularly now.

California Didn’t Become More Dangerous After It Passed a Sanctuary Law, Study Says

Law enforcement warned that California’s sanctuary policy would endanger public safety. New research found that hasn’t been the case.

Trump Says Federal Funding for ‘Sanctuary’ Cities Will Be Withheld

The president’s statement comes after a federal appellate court ruled that the administration could withhold law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

‘Public Charge’ Rule Targeting Immigrants Takes Effect

Prospective immigrants seeking green cards will be subject to new scrutiny of their wealth and possible reliance on public benefits under a new immigration rule authored by the Trump administration.

‘Undocumented Immigrant’ Versus ‘Illegal Alien’: Lawmakers Debate What to Call Migrants

Proposals at the city, state, and national level seek to remove official references to “illegal aliens” in favor of the term “undocumented immigrant.”

Hundreds of County Jails Detained Immigrants for ICE

COMMENTARY | Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails increased. Being sent to remote jails can be detrimental to detainees.

Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Move Forward with 'Public Charge' Rule

States, advocacy groups and others have filed lawsuits to halt implementation of the rule, which limits the public assistance immigrants can receive and still be eligible for green cards.

Census Talk with an Arizona Mayor

Mesa Mayor John Giles is an active participant in his city's census preparation and was an outspoken critic of a proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 survey.

Federal Judge Blocks State, Local Veto Power Over Refugee Resettlement

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local governments to block the resettlement of refugees within their borders.

Mayors Ask Trump Administration to Scrap Plan to Let Cities and States Block Refugees

A coalition of 88 mayors sent a letter to the State Department decrying President Trump’s executive order, which they said would “lead to a patchwork of conflicting policies.”

Suburbs Are Getting More Diverse, But Life There Isn’t as Promising as It Once Was

COMMENTARY | As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities and resources that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.

Border Towns are Pushing for a Complete 2020 Count

For communities with high immigrant populations, an undercount of the 2020 census could sap both political representation and federal funding.