Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait for Border Patrol processing after they crossed the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, April 29, 2021.
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A record 95,079 child migrants had arrived alone at the US’s southern border by July this year. The US is legally responsible for these children, but it is struggling to give them adequate care.
Three DACA recipients hold pictures of themselves as children newly arrived in the United States at a congressional meeting, Sept. 6, 2017.
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that DACA, a policy that shields undocumented young immigrants from deportation, could continue. Now a Texas court says it can’t. An immigration lawyer explains.
Honduran and Cuban migrants cross the Rio Grande River on the U.S.-Mexico border, June 26, 2019.
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The dire conditions that brought waves of Cubans to the US in the 1980s and 1990s are again escalating on the communist island, provoked by Trump-era sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
Migrants pray at a March 2 demonstration at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, to demand clearer U.S. migration policies.
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Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.
Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest President Trump’s executive order clamping down on refugee admissions on Jan. 29, 2017.
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Refugees hinder the US economy, the Trump administration has said as it cuts refugee admissions to record lows. But data show that they boost economies, revive neighborhoods and expand tax bases.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true.
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Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
The proposed policy mainly targets students from the Middle East and African nations.
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An effort by the Trump administration to put stricter limits on students and scholars from certain countries may cost a lot and accomplish little, an international education expert argues.
Suffragists march from New York to Washington D.C. in 1913.
As Americans celebrate the legacy of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, it is also a moment to acknowledge how suffragists first used hunger strike as a form of protest.
A New Jersey minister welcoming members of the KKK into his church in 1923.
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White supremacists feed off a narrative of America being white and Protestant. The Church’s history in the US is enmeshed with racist ideology.
Protesters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling.
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In a 5-to-4 decision, SCOTUS delivered a major blow to Trump and opened the doors to the court being an arbiter of public honesty
For police officers, building trust is a key part of their job.
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Some school districts are starting to remove police. A team of researchers explains why that could be a welcome trend.
President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in February.
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American teens are much more perceptive about their political world than they are given credit for, a recent study shows.
A university class included a game that simulated aspects of the experience people like these would-be immigrants can expect in the U.S.
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Simulating some experiences of immigrant life can help nonimmigrants learn to understand, and even trust, people from other countries more.
Some people are U.S. citizens at birth, like this baby born in California.
If upheld, a federal court ruling would solidify birthright citizenship as the law of the land, and overturn more than a century of federal refusal to grant American Samoans citizenship status.
Immigration rights advocates rally outside Supreme Court.
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The question facing justices isn’t whether the president had the authority to rescind DACA. Rather, it is: Was he honest in his reasons why?
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
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Learn more about the economic issues that were debated by the Democratic presidential candidates in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
El Salvador’s new president is the latest Salvadoran leader to order a police crackdown on street gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18.
Trump officials plan to send asylum seekers from the US to El Salvador while their claims are processed. That would expose these vulnerable people to grave dangers, says a political violence expert.
A farmer carries firewood during the dry season in Nicaragua, one of the Central American countries affected by a recent drought.
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Poverty and violence are often cited as the reasons people emigrate from Central America, but factors such as drought, exacerbated by climate change, are driving people to leave too.
Migrants in immigration detention are turning to hunger strikes as a weapon of last resort.
Hungry for dignity, migrants are resisting their cruel detention using the only tool left available to them.