U.S. Mayors Push for Dream Act by Year’s End

Democratic senators signaled they’re willing to increase border security to get a deal done, so long as a “pathway to citizenship” is assured and additional immigration enforcement provisions tabled.

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

Detention Push Ignites New Deportation Battles

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a $1.2 billion plan to increase detention beds by 50 percent to about 51,000 by 2018.

Justice Department Releases Immigration ‘Naughty List’ After Latest Court Loss

Attorney General Jeff Sessions now considers jurisdictions that prevent law enforcement from inquiring about immigration status in violation of U.S. Code.

Amid Immigration Crackdown, Cities Step in With Free Legal Aid

By law, if you’re charged with a crime in the U.S., you have a right to counsel, no matter your ability to pay. That’s not the case in immigration court.

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up—Now What?

As the administration assesses the projects, both the purpose and effectiveness of a barrier are in question.

How Much Every State’s Annual GDP Will Increase If Dreamers Stay

California would see, at minimum, an extra $6.1 billion a year if Congress passes the bipartisan Dream Act, and other states' gains are significant—especially as Dreamers get their degrees.

Phoenix Clarifies Where It Stands on U.S. Immigration Policy

The city has revised protocols for school resource and traffic officers and publicized those reforms to alleviate immigrant residents’ fears they’re being profiled.

As Sanctuary State, California Takes Deportation Fight to New Level

As more states map out their own immigration stands, California is taking its fight against mass deportation to a new level by restricting communication about release dates that help federal authorities arrest prisoners for deportation.

No Social Security Number? No Lights

Some cities require anyone who wants to open a public utility account—lights, gas, water, phone—to provide a Social Security number, government-issued ID or some form of proof they are in the country legally. For some immigrants, this means doing without utilities, even if they are in the country legally.

The White House Lays Out Its Conditions for Extending DACA

The Trump administration provided a list of immigration reforms it wants fulfilled for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants.

Mayors Join With Blumenthal to Urge White House to Extend DACA Deadline

Local leaders appealed in particular for the administration to take hurricane-related disruption into account and give DREAMers more time to renew their status.

For Some Black Immigrants, Life in Limbo

The number of black immigrants in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled since 1980, to 3.8 million.

Q&A: An Oregon Mayor Talks Tax Reform and DACA on Capitol Hill

Gresham’s Shane Bemis, a Republican, is among the U.S. Conference of Mayors members visiting the nation's capital ahead of the Republicans releasing their tax reform proposal.

Wisconsin Mayor Fears Concessions on DACA Could Threaten Other Immigrants

“We’re not willing to trade DACAs for their parents, DACAs for their siblings, DACAs for a wall,” according to Madison’s Paul Soglin.

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

A judge in Illinois temporarily put the initiative on hold while legal proceedings continue.

Even Liberals Can Be Refugee NIMBYs

A new study finds that a collective action problem plagues support for settling displaced people in America.

Federal E-Verify Law Would Mean Major Changes for U.S. Employers

Seven states in the South and two in the West already require private employers to use E-Verify, but enforcement has been inconsistent.

Mayors Back Dreamers Ahead of Trump DACA Decision

Should the president rescind deportation protections for the young immigrants, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a humane “legislative solution.”