Julio Ramos just started medical school, but unless Congress passes laws to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, it’s unclear if he can finish his training. Or pay back the student loans he’s already taken out.
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.
Photographer Wing Young Huie created a huge portrait exhibit on the outside walls of the History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. He grappled not just with his subjects’ family histories, but his own, too.
Because of a court ruling in the Dominican Republic against undocumented immigrants, nearly a quarter of a million people are finding themselves stateless. Many of them are Haitians since Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the same island. Protests have spread as far as New York.
At first, there were isolated protests in border states like California and Arizona over relocating migrant children to detention centers while they awaited immigration proceedings. This weekend, anger and protests spread across the US, reaching New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota and even Alaska.
Millions of undocumented immigrants may benefit from President Obama’s actions, including families like the Catenas. The California couple is hoping their daughter's citizenship will help keep them together in the United States under rules announced on Thursday.
Many immigrants are excited about new immigration measures announced last week, but there's also plenty of misinformation and even some scammers. So immigration lawyers are trying to help people avoid getting ripped off, while still preparing them for the idea that the policies could be reversed.
How does picking the tomato compare to the onion? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley took us to the produce aisle to tell us what he sees when he's at the supermarket.
What it’s like for kids to understand that some of their friends live in the US “without papers”? A Seattle boy named Ronan found out when his best friend told him that he was in the United States without legal status.
The US has no national policy on educating undocumented immigrants. Experts say some states welcome them, others are hostile, some are oblivious. Massachusetts is considered "undocufriendly" but even so most of its undocumented students aren't eligible for financial aid.