Trump is Killing Immigration With a Thousand Cuts

The Trump administration, which has used the arrival of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as a catalyst for all manner of stupid and cruel decisions, announced earlier this week that it will close immigration processing offices in more than 20 countries and shift the employees back…
Amid Trump’s Assault on Immigration, UC Lawyers Comfort and Fight

The petite, 21-year-old student in the plaid shirt and jeans sitting across from attorney Karina Gutierrez is so nervous, she almost can’t remember her birth date. Behind her square-framed glasses, her eyes well with tears. The expiration is nearing on…
Concerns rise over U.S. plan to close all overseas immigration offices

Immigration advocates and attorneys like Nada Sater are concerned that the Trump administration is “creating a bigger catastrophe” if it follows through with plans to permanently close nearly two dozen U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices across the globe.…
America’s Immigration Ambivalence

In some idealized version of party democracy, candidates campaign in support of policies that can both get them elected and solve real problems. In theory, the goals of winning elections and governing effectively should be symbiotic. But that is not…
DHS Inspector General Reveals New Immigration Probes

Washington (CNN) – A federal watchdog is currently reviewing how the administration is processing asylum seekers and whether undocumented parents were deported without their children, the Department of Homeland Security acting inspector general revealed Wednesday. Acting IG John V. Kelly…
Covering the Latino immigrant community: Tips from Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist best known for her work as anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA. For the 2018-2019 academic year she is the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on…