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Trans Activist: ICE Must Be Held Accountable for Trans Salvadoran Asylum Seeker’s Death

Johana Medina, a 25-year-old transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador, died at an El Paso, Texas, hospital this weekend after spending seven weeks in immigration jail, according to several LGBTQ Read more >

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS CONGRESSMEMBERS WERE BROUGHT TO TEARS AS DREAM AND PROMISE ACT PASSED IN HOUSE: 'WHAT A MOMENT. THIS IS WHY WE FIGHT'

On Tuesday, the House Chamber felt a little more like a "rock concert," as New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it, describing the moment Congress and crowd members erupted into cheers as the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 was pa Read more >

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Armed vigilantes apprehend hundreds of asylum seekers near Mexican border

[April 18, 2019] Members of a heavily-armed group of vigilantes calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots intercepted and apprehended hundreds of asylum seekers this week, despite having no authority to do so. Read more >

Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it. Read more >

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House Democrats introduce bill to offer 2.5 million immigrants chance at permanent status

House Democrats are teeing up their next major piece of legislation: an immigration bill that would allow as many as 2.5 million people to apply for legal status and put them on a path that could ultimately lead to US citizenship. Read more >

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‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border

MCALLEN, Tex. — It was dark in the stash house where they kept her, the windows covered so no one could see inside. Read more >

Temporary protections extended for some immigrants as lawsuit continues

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that temporary protections for immigrants originally from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will continue to next year. Read more >

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Democrats to reintroduce Dream Act on March 12 with TPS and DED protections

House Democrats on March 12 will reintroduce the Dream Act with new language providing protections for Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients.  Read more >

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Jared Kushner privately working on reshaping legal immigration

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