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Congressman Says Administration Is ‘Anxious to Get Started’ With Mass Deportation of Immigrants


After a meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns two types of protected immigrants to “prepare for the worst.”

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE
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Immigration Court Spotlights the ‘Legal Hell’ of the U.S. Deportation System


The courts often impose unfair penalties on immigrants arrested by ICE. The process can also be a nightmare for judges and lawyers, and it’s only getting worse.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 READ MORE

ICE Deportation Officers Are Told to Act Against All Undocumented Immigrants They Encounter


A directive from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit head appears to push for tougher action than the Trump administration has advocated.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Living in the Shadows


A new book by writer, photographer and union organizer David Bacon is a bilingual fusion of journalism and documentary photography that reveals the humanity and suffering of marginalized Latino workers.

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Administration Authorizes Short-Term Continuation of DACA Program


The president may still uphold a campaign promise to eliminate the 2012 program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 READ MORE

Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration


The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 READ MORE

How Undocumented Communities Targeted by Trump Can Push Back (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and civil rights attorney Laboni Hoq discuss protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants in the age of Trump. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’


Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent


The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Immigration Arrests Rise Almost 40 Percent in Trump’s First 100 Days


The numbers, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, show how the administration’s crackdown on the undocumented is playing out across the U.S.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Kevin de León, Advocate for ‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Immigrant Rights


As many Democrats face backlash for their weak opposition to the Trump administration, the California Senate leader stands out for his refusal to mince words.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

Officials Detain Undocumented Immigrant as an Adult on His 18th Birthday, Law Firm Reports


Erik Javier Flores Hernandez has an asylum application pending, but the Immigrant Defenders Law Center says he was shackled and taken from a children’s shelter to an adult detention facility.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 READ MORE

Broken Dreams









Posted on Apr 20, 2017 ENLARGE

The Forgotten History of U.S. Deportations to Mexico in the 1930s (Video)

Francisco Balderrama, author and professor of American history and Chicano studies, explains why we must revisit this history in light of President Trump’s immigration policy.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

For One Oregon City, the American Dream Turns Into a Deportation Nightmare


Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

As Deportation Fears Rise, a Community in New Mexico Trains for Resistance


In Las Cruces, a group is teaching nonviolent opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids after about 20 residents were recently detained by agents.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE

‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Black Community Control of the Police


President Trump’s offensive against the undocumented is inseparable from his plans to forcefully pacify black America.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies


Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

Mexico’s Zapatistas to Use Organic Coffee to Give Trump the Middle Finger


The indigenous resistance group will sell colorfully named “100 percent Zapatista coffee, cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands” to raise funds for a cause sure to get under the president’s thin skin.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE

Farmers Suffer From a Shortage of Workers, but Native-Born Americans Don’t Want the Jobs


Although wages for farm work are rising, Trump’s immigration policy is decimating an already tight labor pool, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE

Smoke ’Em Out









Posted on Mar 17, 2017 ENLARGE    

Palantir Technologies Is Creating a Vast Immigration Database


The data-mining firm has a $41 million government contract to aid in mass deportations.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Mar 3, 2017 ENLARGE    

Deportations Have Some Communities Questioning Their Support for Trump


As the president’s crackdown spreads fear across the country, one Illinois town helps free a detained immigrant.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 2


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 1


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies


New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants


Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky’s Bold Request Before President Obama Leaves Office (Video)


The public intellectual released a video Friday saying that “President Obama should issue a general pardon to undocumented immigrants.”

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 READ MORE

Trump Deportation Task Force









Posted on Sep 2, 2016 ENLARGE

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Posted on Aug 24, 2016 ENLARGE

Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration Ruling That Imperils Millions


Republicans once again push migrants into legal limbo.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE

Jill Stein Believes the Green Party Is Better for Women Than a Hillary Clinton Presidency


The Greens’ presumptive presidential nominee finds that in many respects, Clinton’s platform is terrible for women.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE

Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities


Behind a proposal to deport 11 million human beings there can be no real plan. But it’s worth asking a relatively straightforward question: Is it feasible?

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE

Democratic Senators Call on Obama to End Deportation Raids on Women and Children


Nearly half of all Senate Democrats have urged the president to end the raids, amid fears that they could resume this weekend.

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 READ MORE

Mass Deportation









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Donald Trump and Ben Carson: The Outsiders Have Found Their Way In


Why haven’t Trump and Carson faded away? Because they’re saying what much of the Republican Party base wants to hear.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE

The U.S. Government Is Deporting Central American Migrants to Their Deaths


Investigations into the consequences of President Obama’s crackdown on migrants find that since 2014, as many as 83 U.S. deportees have been murdered shortly after returning to Central America.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE

Fools, Fascists and Cold Warriors: Take Your Pick


Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars Western capitalist societies in moments of disarray.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE

U.S. Border Patrol Agency Violated Its Own Rules in Deporting Thousands of Children


U.S. border patrol agents deported thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children between 2009 and 2014 without determining if they would be safe when they returned to their home countries.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Comforting Sobbing Refugee, Merkel Says Germany Can’t Help Everyone

In a televised meeting that has gone viral, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rubbed the shoulder of a sobbing teenager who faces the threat of deportation under German policies.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama Administration Seeks New Deportation Powers


The White House will ask Congress for greater power to conduct “fast-track” deportations of tens of thousands of parent-less children from Central America who are crossing the U.S. border.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 READ MORE

What Happens to Immigrants When They’re Deported From the Only Homes They’ve Known?

President Obama has broken the record for deporting undocumented immigrants from the United States.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Obama Is Trying to Vanish Us’

As the number of deportations under President Obama approaches 2 million, hundreds have gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border this week to support a group of undocumented youths and families seeking re-entry into the United States.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama to Set Deportation Record


By 2014, the Obama administration will have deported more people than were expelled from 1892 to 1997; a majority of Californians believe that increasing the number of guidance counselors in schools would be more beneficial for safety than adding armed police officers; and while some see the fall of print journalism as a tragedy, others see it as an opportunity. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE

Petition Seeks Piers Morgan’s Deportation Over Anti-Gun Comments


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A petition seeking to deport the CNN host for speaking out in favor of gun control has garnered enough signatures to elicit an official response from the Obama administration.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

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