by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on February 23, 2015 Updated: February 23, 2015
For roughly the amount it costs to deport five million immigrants, the government could provide housing for 4.97 million homeless people.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on February 21, 2015 Updated: February 21, 2015
"Such detention harms putative class members in myriad ways, and as various mental health experts have testified, it is particularly harmful to minor children," U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote in his decision.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on February 19, 2015
Female migrants are especially susceptible to violence or death when they are deported back to their countries of origin.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on January 27, 2015 Updated: January 27, 2015
And more than 60 percent of all federal arrests in 2012 came from immigration offenses committed in states along the U.S.-Mexico border.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on January 16, 2015
"I’m excited to keep fighting against all deportations. We won because of the work of God and New Sanctuary Movement (NSM)," Angela Navarro, an undocumented immigrant, said.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on December 22, 2014
Deportations fell by 14 percent in the 2014 fiscal year compared to last year, but undocumented immigrants who committed low-level offenses are still getting deported.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on December 9, 2014
Even though the year ended without a permanent fix to the broken immigration system, there has been some movement to gain more recognition for immigrant rights and to bring them into the formal American economy.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on October 17, 2014
Migrants who claimed that they would return to violence in their home countries were often ignored or even fast-tracked for deportation by immigration officials.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on October 9, 2014
The program could have a big impact on a city where one in ten residents is undocumented.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on October 7, 2014 Updated: October 7, 2014
At least three detention employees allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed detainees.