Elmer Rivas, Confidencial, Feb. 25, 2024
"Journalist Joselin Montes, originally from Chinandega, was released on Friday, February 23 in the United States after an immigration judge rejected the...
Marielena Hincapié, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Feb. 23, 2024
"The number of newly arriving immigrants who have come to New York to establish new homes in our communities and flee life-threatening...
ABA, Feb. 23, 2024
"A new report from the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration criticizes the federal government’s widespread electronic monitoring of migrants and recommends...
Priscilla Alvarez, MJ Lee, CNN, Feb. 21, 2024
"The White House is considering executive action to restrict migrants’ ability to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border if they crossed illegally...
Heidi Altman, NIJC, Feb. 21, 2024
"For too long, extremist lawmakers and commentators have shaped the immigration debate through misinformation and rhetoric that demonizes people seeking safety...
Joel Rose, NPR, Jan. 9, 2020
"The judge granted Jesus withholding of removal, a form of protection from deportation. In other words, he won — something that very few migrants at the border can say these days. Jesus thought he might finally be allowed into the U.S., where he could reunite with his family.
Instead, immigration officers told him he was going back to Mexico, where he'd already spent nearly three months waiting to see a judge.
... Kizuka showed immigration authorities the judge's order granting Jesus protection in the United States.
"They told us that Jesus was not going to be allowed into the United States," Kizuka said. "One officer told me that by going back to Mexico, his deportation had already been carried out."
Kizuka says he spent more than four hours arguing with officers at the border, while the staff at Human Rights First called the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, members of Congress — anyone they could think of for help.
Finally, without explanation, Kizuka says immigration officials relented and let Jesus in. He's now in Florida, reunited with his sister and mother. They're all fighting for full asylum protections, which would give them a path to citizenship in the United States."