The proposed changes, set to become official on Tuesday, represent the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration, the signature issue that helped propel Trump to the White House in the 2016 election and one already figuring prominently in the 2020 campaign.
The term "concentration camps" has been used to describe migrant detention centers on the southern border under the Trump administration — and not without controversy. But the term has particularly affected some Latinx Jews.
The US Justice Department recently announced their intention to continue to add the citizenship question to the 2020 US census. This move caused concern among critics and activists who fear this will discourage undocumented immigrants from filling out the census. Greisa Martinez, with the immigration rights group United We Dream, spoke to Marco Werman about the controversy.
The European Union has a policy of sending migrants back to Libya after they're intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea. But in Libya, they're held in abysmal detention centers — and some rights groups say that makes the EU complicit in an airstrike Wednesday that killed over 40 migrants.
US Border Patrol agents used a Facebook group to make vulgar remarks about migrants and members of Congress. The group’s existence was exposed as US Representative Judy Chu toured Texas facilities recently that held migrant children in abhorrent conditions.