Amir Darabi was a child prodigy. He started playing the piano when he was 3 years old. Later, he felt there wasn't enough competition in Iran. But for an Iranian, getting to the US is a Herculean task.
We're following the stories of individuals as they navigate the policy and ideological shifts happening during the Donald Trump administration. From an undocumented immigrant to a Nobel Prize winner, here's how immigration affects people.
President Donald Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy legislation on Wednesday, saying it "would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century."
The H4 visa allows family members of some American visa holders to live here legally — but not much else. Critics say that decision robs the US of highly skilled workers and also leads to depression and abuse among H4 visa holders. Now, a new government rule will finally allow work permits for some H4 visa holders.
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, announced it would no longer be accepting Iranian students into graduate programs in engineering and the natural sciences. They blame US law, but the government is actually trying to build bridges to Iranian students.