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Immigration


'Unfathomable Cruelty': Texas Order Would Revoke Licenses of Child Care Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Minors

One critic said that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is "intentionally subjecting these children to being crammed in detention facilities."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations With Cuba "A Priority"

Biden ignores the crisis in Cuba at his own peril.

Medea Benjamin ·


There Is Nothing 'Civil' or Humane About the Detention of Noncitizens

The system itself is rotten—plagued by death, abuse, impunity, and violence.

Sarah Sherman-Stokes ·


Rights Groups Warn Biden Fast-Tracking Asylum Cases Could Endanger Families

"Creating 'dedicated dockets' for families seeking asylum may amount to another round of 'rocket dockets' that short circuit due process and aggravate backlogs."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Immigrants Are Essential: A Manifesto for the Covid-19 and Climate Change Era

The U.S. needs a reform as sweeping as the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which eliminated racist immigration quotas, allowing millions of talented people to find a home here and build new lives.

Saket Son ·


'The First Step of Many': Advocates Welcome Move to Close ICE Lockups at 2 County Jails

"The announcement signals a major win for people who've been detained at the facility and bravely spoken out against its abuses and for local organizations who have long fought to shut it down." 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Demilitarizing the Border: A World of Bikes, Not Walls?

When it comes to the border and its many "crises," the absurdity runs deep.

Todd Miller ·


Ocasio-Cortez Leads House Dems' Demand That Biden 'End the Carceral Approach to Immigration'

"Instead, we urge the Biden administration to pursue humane and just immigration policies that aim to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Nothing Is More Beautiful Than Solidarity': Hundreds Mobilize to Stop Arrest of Immigrant Neighbors in Glasgow

"This is what we need to be prepared to do again and again as the Tories bring in their new immigration proposals and demonize asylum seekers and refugees," said MP Kim Johnson.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Biden Deserves Praise for Going Big and Bold on the Economy. Let's Push Him to Go Bigger and Bolder

Our job is to make sure he understands where he falls short—so we can make maximum use of what may well be a once-in-a generation chance to build a truly equitable society.

Karen Dolan ·