People sit on the steps outside Los Angeles immigration court, which has been closed since Dec. 22 due to a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall.
Nearly 43,000 cases are estimated to have been canceled nationwide. California has seen the most cancellations — about 9,000 — followed by New York with more than 5,100. And immigrants who've waited years for their court date will now have to wait even longer.
A couple is backlit against a stark stone fort interior.
This year marks 400 years since the first Africans were taken from Africa and sold as slaves in the English colonies. It was the largest migration in history: 12 million or more Africans forcibly moved to places across the Atlantic Ocean to be slaves. Today, all of those places are still dealing with the fallout.
A headshot of Bay Area teen Crista Ramos, who is suing the federal government. She wears a red shirt, has long dark hair, and looks directly into the camera.
14-year-old Crista Ramos has become the face of a landmark legal challenge on behalf of 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan who could face deportation under the Trump administration's plans to end their Temporary Protected Status designations.
A headshot of former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhan as he speaks about Trump, Trudeau, and Nieto regarding NAFTA Negotiations at the law firm Dentons' NAFTA 2.0 Summit on October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  
Though the US president has used Mexico as a "political-electoral piñata," cooperation is in both countries' best interest — and it's been working for years, says former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhán.
Three women rest against a fence with their children in their laps
Donald Trump is made a case for a border wall during a Tuesday night address to the nation. A wall won't fix the problem, experts say, which is that the US immigration system isn't prepared for the types of immigrants — kids and families — currently coming into the country.
President Trump speaks at a podium while 3 bald men stand behind him.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that border agents had “apprehended, last year, 17,000 criminals trying to get across the border.” But that’s only partially true.
Alex Bukasa, a Congolese asylum-seeker and former journalist, poses in front of the White House.
Alex Bukasa has translated for fellow asylum-seekers in USCIS's Boston office. "It could have been me," he thinks when he sees someone approved.
Congressional Representatives-elect Rashida Tlaib, left, and Ilhan Omar, right, will both use Qurans during their ceremonial swearings-in on Jan. 3, 2019.
For many Muslim Americans, the presence of a Quran is a symbolic moment amid a presidential administration that has seemed to wage an all-out war on the triple whammy of what Tlaib and Omar represent: immigrants, Muslims and women.
Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) hold signs during the Women's March rally in Las Vegas, Jan. 21, 2018.
Higher education institutions in the US are stepping into some of the nation's most pressing immigration policy debates.
Children's book cover
Picture books can play a big role in shaping the way children see the world. Here are some children's book picks that speak to diversity and inclusion, as suggested by the Global Nation community.

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