Trump’s Immigration Order: Fast Track to an Abusive Past

[July 2, 2020]

The president limits U.S. entry to farmworkers with no rights—a boon to both Big Ag and nativists. Read more >

Judge overturns Trump border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night that the Trump administration’s strictest asylum policy to date is illegal. Read more >

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Trump seeks to rally base with immigration full-court press

[June 22, 2020] President Trump is focusing this week on highlighting efforts to restrict immigration into the U.S., seeking to reenergize his base of supporters and deliver on campaign promises as he lags in the polls behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Read more >

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Supreme Court rejects Trump efforts to end DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to end the DACA program, handing a major victory to about 650,000 immigrants — most of whom who entered the U.S. illegally as children more than a decade ago. Read more >

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The Essential, the Undocumented

In mid-March, a local community group in New Orleans called Familias Unidas en Acción launched an initiative to distribute a “Latino Box” of groceries—­everything from corn flour to fresh vegetables—to undocumented workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who are beyond the reach of federal rescue programs. Read more >

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Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

[June 15, 2020] The  Read more >

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to California's "sanctuary" law

[JUNE 15, 2020] The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to one of California's "sanctuary city" laws, which limits state and local cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The move left in place a lower court ruling that upholds the law. Read more >


[June 12, 2020] As they watched the news on TV in late May, the men in locked in Unit C of the Mesa Verde immigrant detention center in Bakersfield, California, began to see the same images as the rest of the world: cops across the United States beating protestors, reports detailing the police homicide of Breonna Taylor, and the horrific footage of a Minneapolis police officer suffocating George Floyd to death. Read more >

Isabel Garcia & Richard Boren: The struggle against police brutality at the border

[June 4, 2020] “I can’t breathe!” The Black Lives Matter movement has focused national attention on police brutality and the legacy of white supremacy and racism, and the U.S.-Mexico border is a big part Read more >

Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out

laudia Marchan has much to worry about, not knowing if the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will deprive her of protection against deportation and separate her from her family. Read more >