Stories tagged: "immigration"

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My Bengali Family Survived Colonization. This Is What Freedom Means to Me.

As an immigrant, my mother didn't realize that government support was possible, never reaching out for food assistance or the like. You can’t ask for what you don’t know exists.

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I Left Mexico for the U.S. More Than 20 Years Ago. This Is What Freedom Means to Me.

My mother has experienced what I have only feared for the over 20 years we have been in the U.S. She lives being separated from her family—unable to see her parents.

Vida Kazemi is sworn in as a U.S. citizen by Allen Chrysler, immigration services officer, during a drive-up naturalization ceremony. (Image via AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
More Americans Than Ever Support Expanding Immigration. Trump Is Still Using COVID-19 to Gut It.

A new Gallup poll found that 77% of respondents overall expressed sentiments that immigration was a good thing for America.

Trump Is Trying to Make It Harder for Torture Victims to Seek Asylum

The newly-proposed rule narrows the categories of people who face persecution based on race, nationality, religion, political opinions, or “social group.”

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4 Undocumented Arizonans Are Being Deported for Marching Against Police Brutality

Four undocumented Phoenix residents arrested while protesting police brutality are scheduled for deportation due to Arpaio-era policies.

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Salvadoran Man Becomes First ICE Detainee to Die From Coronavirus

Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia and his sisters came from El Salvador with their mother in 1980 during the country’s civil war, and he was the only one unable to obtain a green card.

President Donald Trump attends a meeting about the coronavirus with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office of the White House April 29 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump to States: Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities or I’ll Hold Back Coronavirus Aid

Immigrants rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers accused the president of using exploiting a pandemic to further his anti-immigrant agenda.