The UK government presents itself as a pioneer in tackling modern slavery, but it doesn't allow victims to remain legally in the UK. Time is apt for the system to be overhauled.
A protest by EU citizens outsie parliament in 2017.
Details have been published of how EU citizens in the UK can apply for 'settled status' after Brexit. But it may have some teething problems.
The United Nations has called a new Trump administration policy of separating migrant families and detaining children ‘abuse.’
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
Children are often sad when separated from their parents for a short time, but the effects are pronounced if the separation is long.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
With heroism, comes citizenship.
Citizenship is increasingly becoming something that must be 'earned', but this undermines basic rights.
A protest against the treatment of members of the Windrush generation.
An immigration law expert on what it's like to navigate the UK's hostile environment.
Even if their partners or children are British, non-European men with precarious immigration status face potentially permanent separations from their families.
U.S. immigration law has a complicated history with keeping families together.
A scholar explains why the president's plan to overturn his predecessor's rule would be a big mistake and disproportionately harm women.
The view from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, where Australian immigrants were detained. They renamed it “Devil’s Island”.
In 1921 the US imposed strict immigration quotas on Australians and detained the excess arrivals in terrible conditions. Contrast this with today's treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015.
It is becoming harder and harder to access legal aid for immigration cases.
The DACA program’s inherent diversity is what makes it a boon for the U.S. economy.
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Trump's decision to end the DACA program, as well as his support for a bill that would drastically curb legal immigration, would hurt the US workers he says he's trying to help.
Democrats call for Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s DACA decision.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
Peter Dutton’s condemnation of those he terms ‘fake refugees’ is prejudicial.
The government's crackdown on so-called 'fake refugees' imposes undue stress on an already extremely vulnerable community.
Doctors, landlords and now employers are expected to check immigration status.
Border control no longer stops at the border.
A Salvadoran family who fled to the U.S. when armed men killed the father.
AP Photo/LM Otero
Despite Trump’s rhetoric, Mexicans are no longer crossing the border in massive numbers. Data show a new group of migrants is arriving, and for very different reasons.
Workers wash freshly harvested bananas on a banana plantation near Parrita, Costa Rica.
AP Photo/Kent Gilbert
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Migrants arrive at the Juan Bosco migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico after being deported.
Trump's orders on deportations and immigration enforcement signal a hard-line approach without consideration for important factors in the lives of migrants.
Pro-statehood supporters at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Danica Coto
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.