Ashley Cleek is a reporter and producer working on stories about law and immigration. She's reported stories for PRI in Turkey, India, Ukraine and Russia, and across the US. She lives in New York but still calls Alabama home.
Only 40 percent of nurses trained abroad pass the US licensing exam the first time. But educators say it’s not because they aren’t qualified.
A US government court settlement leaves one mother, separated from her daughter and then deported in 2017, wondering whether the US will do anything to help her reunite with the daughter it took from her at the US border.
The demand for interpreters is on the rise, especially since children have been separated from their parents at the southern border.
Magdalena knows where her daughter Maria is, but has no way of reuniting with her. They were separated and Magdalena was deported during the pilot phase of the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” policy, last August.
The Trump administration has recently implemented a policy of separating migrant children from their parents if they cross the southern border other than at a checkpoint. But they began testing a similar policy a year ago.
The cost of smuggling has gone up in the last year — sharply. But, for the safety of their children, parents get references, take out loans and make the best smuggling decision they can.
For some people, overstaying their visa was never the plan. Rather, it is the result of one, or several, extenuating circumstances that convince immigrants they cannot or do not want to return to their countries.
Depending on whom you ask, Malachy McAllister is either an Irish terrorist or a persecuted asylum seeker. Either way, he’s been facing deportation for 10 years.
With some students worrying more about deportation, the pressure on campuses to declare themselves safe spaces is intensifying. But not everyone is on board.
On Thursday, Yemeni bodega owners in New York declared a strike: They would close for eight hours, from noon to 8 p.m., in protest of Trump's immigration and refugee restrictions.