A New Tent City in the Texas Desert and Other Changes Being Imposed on Migrant Children in the US

The number of detained migrant children in the United States has increased more than fivefold since last year, and their plight in this country is not getting any better. In recent weeks, hundreds have been transferred to a tent city in the South Texas desert with little access to legal representation and no required…

We’ve Been Here Before: A Psychologist Calls Out the Horrifying Familiarity of America’s Treatment of Migrant Children

Amid a deluge of recent reports on the terrors that migrants are facing at the U.S. border, including stories of families being ripped apart and planned “tent cities” for unaccompanied children, public pressure is mounting against the Trump administration to change course on its draconian and cruel immigration policy.

A Deliveryman Brought Pizza Pies to a Brooklyn, NY, Military Base. Now He’s Facing Deportation

It wasn’t the first time Pablo Villavicencio delivered pizzas to the base. But on June 1, on a run to the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn, N.Y., Villavicencio was asked by security to provide an ID. As he had done in the past, he presented his New York City ID—a free, government-based ID card available to all…

Cornell University Student Facing Hate Crime Charges in Racist Attack Could Be Deported if Convicted [Updated]

Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:02 p.m.: Greenwood pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in April. He admitted to using the racial slur but denied being involved in the physical attack. The original charges, including a charge of attempted assault as a hate crime, were dropped due to a “level of doubt.”

So ... Um ... I Think Politico Just Published an Argument for Slavery. In 2018 (Yes, That Slavery)

On Tuesday, Politico published “Sponsor an Immigrant Yourself”—a thought exercise from people allegedly named “Eric Posner” and “Glen Weyl” that attempts to solve our immigration debate by thinking so far out of the box that the box now can only be seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. They’re so out of the box, in…

The Perils of Being Black and Undocumented: The Good Place Actor Reveals Status to Los Angeles Times

Of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., approximately 575,000 (5 percent) are black—yet they make up about 10 percent of immigrants in deportation proceedings. Black undocumented immigrants also are less likely to receive valuable resources and help when it comes to programs like the…

City of Los Angeles Looks to Fully Decriminalize Street Vending as a Means of Protecting Undocumented Immigrants From Immigration Agents

Walk outside a Hollywood, Calif., nightclub on any given night of the week and you are bound to come across a street vendor selling delicious-smelling hot dogs and sausages smothered in peppers and onions. The familiar tinkling of a bell attached to the end of a cart as it makes its way down your street lets you know…