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Binding America Together

Like all nations, America is bound together by deep—and often deeply conflicted—myths and narratives about who we are. By Rachel Peric The President’s demands for a border wall has refashioned policy discussion about immigration into a retelling of one of the most...

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More than 600 People Knit in Celebration of Immigration

“The Immigrant Yarn Project,” which identifies itself as “the largest work of crowdsourced art in the country,” is on the second level of Fort Point until May 19, free and welcoming visitors every weekend, Friday to Sunday. The project displays works of art knitted...

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A Dangerous Wait for Migrants in Tijuana Seeking Asylum

“If I continue to stay here, I am going to be killed,” said a mother of two from Honduras, who spent two months waiting in Tijuana to cross into the U.S. By Daniella Silva TIJUANA, Mexico — Lidia wrapped her arms around her six-months-pregnant belly, as she waited...

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Science Opportunities bring Polish Immigrant to US

I moved to America for better opportunities in science and research. I was thirty four years old and only knew basic English words. In Poland, I learned how to read in English, but not speak and make conversations. I came to America from Poland for my job as a...

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An Interview with Asian American Activist Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige in conversation about Detroit, post-industrial America and radical activism in the 21st century By Scott Kurashige My first encounter with Grace Lee Boggs in 1998 was an unmistakable turning point in my life. I was a graduate...

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Migrant Families Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High

The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the Southern border in February, the highest total for a single month in almost a decade. By Joel Rose & John Burnett The majority of those arrested were migrant families or children traveling alone...

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Federal Judge Expands Class Action Lawsuit for Migrants

A federal judge decided Friday to expand a class action lawsuit to include thousands more migrant families separated at the border before the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy was announced in 2018. By Julie Small U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw's ruling...

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Census Bureau Seeks Citizenship Data From DHS

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants. By Garance Burke & Frank...

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El Borrego Unites Mexican Heritage with Community

Rosario Sotelo discovered her love for food and cooking at a young age. Growing up in Guerrero, Mexico, she remembers watching her caretakers prepare authentic Mexican food for her family. Rosario fell in love with the way that food brought people together. She...

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Language Barrier Big Hurdle for Migrants at the Border

In December 2018, two children from indigenous Maya communities in Guatemala died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody. Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, 7, and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, 8, both came to the United States with their fathers, looking to escape impoverished...

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Professor Speaks on Migrant Women Empowerment

Since President Trump took office, immigrant women have reported household abuse in far lower numbers than they did under President Obama. As reported in the New York Times, urban police departments from Houston to Los Angeles and San Diego have seen declining Latino...

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Vietnamese Refugees Face Deportation Under Trump

More than four decades after the Vietnam War brought waves of expatriates to the United States, the Trump administration wants to deport thousands of Vietnamese immigrants, including many refugees, because of years-old criminal convictions. By Shannon Dooling U.S....

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Facts: Temporary Protected Status in Key Industries & States

When the Trump administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti (among other nations), it placed TPS holders at risk of being deported and separated from their families in the United...

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Former National Security Officials Dispute National Emergency

In a letter, the former officials said redirecting funds to build the border wall could hurt national security by pulling resources from programs that keep the U.S. safe. By Julia Ainsley WASHINGTON  - Fifty-eight former U.S. national security officials told the Trump...

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DHS Temporarily Extends TPS for Select U.S Residents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending temporary protected status (TPS) for U.S. residents from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua, as President Trump's orders to reduce the program languish in court. By Rafael Bernal DHS filed a notice...

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Displacement Big Concern for Small Town Border Residents

Local elected officials in several specific towns, including Roma, and Homeland Security have until Sept. 30 to agree on where exactly the barriers will go. By Gabe Gutierrez and Annie Rose Ramos ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week,...

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Jail Time a Possibly for Volunteers Aiding Migrants

For years, volunteers have left food and water in remote stretches of desert along the U.S.-Mexico border. They say they're trying to save the lives of migrants making the dangerous crossing. But the government argues these volunteers are encouraging illegal...

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What really is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a little-known program that offers a temporary legal status to certain immigrants in the United States who cannot return to their country of origin due to ongoing armed conflict, natural disaster, or other extraordinary reasons....

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American Progress VP Testifies before Immigration Council

Testimony Before the Border Security and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Council. Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at American Progress, testified before a field hearing on immigration reform and border security in Philadelphia on February 11, 2019....

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