Immigration Speaker Met with Protests, Boos From Audience at UM Event

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, MI – Mark Krikorian said he likes having protesters at his appearances on university campuses. The director of the Center for Immigration Studies opened his speech Thursday at Washtenaw Community College lamenting the fact that no demonstrators…
The Art of a Lame-Duck Immigration Deal

On the homepage, Robert VerBruggen reflects on the difficulty of finding a compromise on immigration and thinks that Republicans have probably missed the chance to pass a major piece of immigration legislation in the 115th Congress. There is good reason…
Democratic Senators Grill ICE Chief Over Hardline Immigration Policies

Democratic senators grilled Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello over the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” family separation policy, the agency’s detention of pregnant women and reports that the government is considering a new proposal that would…
Study Suggests Trump is Scaring Immigrant Families Off Food Stamps

After two years of Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric, fewer immigrant families are using federal food stamps — even though no formal changes have been made to the program or its eligibility rules. The implication, according to researchers who…
Immigration Arrests on Public Lands Skyrocket Under Trump

Immigration arrests at U.S. national parks and other federal lands spiked dramatically this year under President Donald Trump, with some 4,010 immigration-related arrests alone since May compared to only 126 arrests in 2016, according to the Interior Department. The figures…
DREAMer: ICE Used an Elaborate Ruse to Arrest Me

One October morning, Osny Sorto-Vasquez got a call from his mom and knew something was wrong. His younger siblings were crying in the background, and his mother sounded scared. A woman who identified herself as a detective with the local…