Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.
Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.
Many teenagers in Homestead, an hour south of Miami, are afraid to talk about what immigration agents could do this week. They worry that the criteria for suspecting people of being in a gang is too broad.
The White House’s immigration policy targets people in the criminal justice system — whether or not they are convicted of crimes — and will likely most affect refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Many of the members of African Communities Together are part of all of those groups.
Federal authorities had previously granted Guadalupe Garcia permission to stay in the US. There is a federal civil rights case against Phoenix’s former sheriff and the types of raids that she was swept up in.
When news that Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained in Seattle became public this week, a shiver went up the spines of hundreds of thousands of people. Juan Escalante says the fear is really — but it's time to prepare.
For Sheriff Scott Jones, how the city of Sacramento approaches immigration doesn’t matter — as long as he can keep allowing immigration agents into the county’s detention center and can contract with the federal government to detain immigrants.