Immigration News

It’s immigrants who have made America great

Do we believe in the American Dream or not? That’s the question the nation faces after learning that President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition team is reviewing President Barack Obama‘s executive orders, including one that protects young immigrants from deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows young people who...

Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There

Nine busloads of immigrant activists from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island will depart before dawn for the trip to Washington, intent on making their voices heard. They will be blasting protest playlists while carrying posters and flags, from the familiar rainbow to the worn colors of Haiti.

Democrats to challenge Sessions on immigration, civil rights

Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing.

Sanctuary City Movement Highlights Barack Obama’s Complicated Immigration Legacy

When Boulder, Colorado’s city council voted unanimously last week to declare Boulder a “sanctuary city,” it wasn’t exactly changing policy ― it was making a point to President-elect Donald Trump. Not only would the city keep refusing to help identify undocumented immigrants to immigration authorities, but it would adopt...

How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

When Almothana Alhamoud, a 31-year-old Syrian data analyst, arrived in Chicago two years ago after fleeing the Syrian war, he jumped at his first job offer, a nightshift cashier at a convenience store.