Immigration

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.

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.

Immigration

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.

A City Moves Toward Letting Non-Citizen Residents Vote in Local Elections

In Burlington, Vermont, the city council passed a resolution in favor of allowing legal permanent residents and refugees to vote in local elections.

Trump Administration to Give State, Local Governments a Say in Refugee Resettlement

A new executive order requires enhanced consultation with local and state leaders before placing refugees in their jurisdictions, which immigration advocates worry will amount to veto power.

Green Card Denials Possible for Immigrants Who Use Food Stamps, Housing Vouchers

Under a rule published Monday by the Trump administration, immigrants could be denied green cards based on their use or potential use of federal public assistance programs.

Immigration Policy Is Out of Sync With Public Opinion

COMMENTARY | Decades of public opinion polls show that Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.

When Fear of Deportation Keeps Families From Help After a Shooting

In the aftermath of the El Paso killings, some undocumented immigrants reportedly were too afraid to seek care or help locating their relatives.

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Immigrant Families Interrupt Daily Routines Due to Fear of Immigration Policies, Report Says

A new report found that many immigrant families are abstaining from everyday activities in which they could be asked about their citizenship status.

The Border Patrol–to–Emergency Room Pipeline

The conditions in facilities at the border are so dire that many migrants are in need of medical care as soon as they are released.

Cities, States Brace for Immigration Raids

Deportations will start with migrants who are under removal orders signed by an immigration judge.

Trump Opts for Federal Records Analysis Over Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The decision ends weeks of turmoil over the census matter, with the president ordering government agencies to turn over records to the Department of Commerce that will enable the agency to count the number of non-citizens in the United States.

Trump Administration Will Print Census Forms Without Citizenship Question

The decision follows a Supreme Court ruling that rejected the administration’s justification for adding a question about citizenship status to the once-a-decade survey.

Local Law Enforcement Must Decide if They Want to Continue Working With ICE

The 287(g) program has significantly expanded since 2017, stoking controversy about cost and transparency. Now, sheriffs have to decide if they want to renew their agreements with ICE.

Detaining Refugee Children at Military Bases May Sound Un-America, But It's Been Done Before

COMMENTARY | Although the country hasn’t often had to cope with so many unaccompanied child migrants, the U.S. government has repeatedly turned to military bases to shelter unexpected migrant populations.

Proposed Immigration Changes Already Having Effects, Research Finds

A change to the "public charge" rules under consideration by the Trump Administration is discouraging immigrants from applying for benefit programs, according to research from the Urban Institute.