Maura Ewing is a Brooklyn-based journalist. Her work seeks to uncover important but obfuscated stories about urban poverty and criminal justice. She also likes to write about people fighting the good fight. She is a Western Massachusetts native and a proud graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been published in The Nation, The Marshall Project, Al Jazeera America (RIP), Pacific Standard and The Atlantic, among other outlets.
The court ruling in question says if migrant children are detained, it should be short and in facilities that are more like childcare facilities than prisons.
ICE says their officers are law enforcement. But they follow a different set of rules than police when it comes to searches and arrests.
For immigrants with a criminal record, sanctuary cities don’t provide protection from deportation. They can, though, delay the process.
One reason why our government has detained so many people is because of a law that requires they do so. But they are not required to keep them in detention for as long as they do.
Most Central American migrants who cross with their children are not given asylum and the right to stay legally in the US. This mother says the consequence of the judge’s decision isn’t just documents, though. It’s life or death.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. is on the shortlist to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump’s administration. But his record is of deep concern to immigrants and their advocates who have been battling his policies for years.
Within a day of the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, 100 contributors write and translate a letter to help facilitate a conversation — with their parents.
Ella Purkiss will be sworn in as a US citizen next week. Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
A 142-year-old Louisiana law that created a cumbersome process for naturalized citizens to provide proof they are citizens has been repealed. The next step? Voter advocates say they want to be sure changes are made at registrar offices.
Farmworkers have been excluded from labor rights laws enacted in the Jim Crow era. Now, it’s largely immigrants who are excluded from organized labor's protections.