Trump’s wall would add to the 650 miles of fences and other barriers that already line the border with Mexico.
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While Trump appears to have backed away, for now, from a showdown over funding his proposed barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, the idea isn't going away anytime soon. Our experts offer a primer.
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
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Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
Marlene Mosqueda’s father was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in February.
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Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
An unaccompanied minor from Guatemala, in Hamilton, Ohio.
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Many children who cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally remain undetected and must fend for themselves on the other side.
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.
Deporting more illegal immigrants means hiring more ICE agents. The costs add up.
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Following through on campaign promises to forcibly evict several million illegal immigrants, Trump has set in motion a plan to deport those with criminal records. But doing so won't come cheap.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols the U.S. border with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona.
What happens when an undocumented immigrant meets a law enforcement officer? Communication plays a major role in these high-stakes interactions.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.
U.S. Border Patrol frisks a man near the U.S.-Mexico border in California.
A team of legal scholars breaks down the factors that will determine which immigrants are most vulnerable for deportation under the new administration.
Grape pickers carry loads of cabernet sauvignon grapes to a trailer bin during harvest at the Clos du Bois vineyard in Geyserville, California.
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Trump's plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants will likely end up rounding up many of the laborers Americans depend upon to pick their grapes and tend to their avocados.
Students protesting on campus in Davis, California, following the election of Donald Trump.
Students and faculty are demanding universities declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Historically, sanctuary offered both legal and moral protection for the vulnerable.
A line of people outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles.
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How can we possibly know how many millions of people are living in the U.S. illegally? Demographers have actually refined a simple formula that's worked pretty well since the 1970s.
Today’s split decision is a result of inaction by Congress.
Inaction on President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court blocks a decision on his immigration plan.
All the anti-immigrant rabble-rousing appears to be backfiring.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Sailing illegally toward Europe
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The headlines about thousands of migrants losing their lives at sea are shocking. But as news consumers we hear little about the context pushing these people to leave their homes.
Would-be Europeans, survivors of a Mediterranean crossing gone wrong
German philosopher Jurgen Habermas once famously pronounced the European Union a force for good: A model for what he described as a “cosmopolitan world order.” The Nobel committee agreed and in 2012 awarded…