Undocumented migrants are escorted into a transport van after being apprehended by US Border Patrol agents following an illegal crossing of the Rio Grande in Mission, Texas, on Oct. 8, 2019.
The Trump administration announced this week it will begin collecting the DNA of migrants who cross the border to add their information to a database that helps law enforcement officials fight crime. Alex Nowrasteh, director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute, says the initiative would be a waste of time and resources.
 A portrait of Norma Ramirez.
As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of DACA recipients, one plaintiff is hopeful — and nervous — for the future.
Workers wash and dry chopped lettuce at a Taylor Farms processing plant in Salinas, California on September 10, 2019. In recent years, the company has started incorporating automation in its facility.
Immigrants, who comprise the majority of agriculture industry workers in the US, are turning to training and education to make sure they’re not left behind by automation.
A group of people holding signs gather in front of a courthouse building
Some 4,000 Liberians will lose their legal status due to the Trump administration’s termination of a program that granted them temporary reprieves from deportation. This week, they got their day in court.
A woman and a young girl stand together on the banks of a river.
For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
In the wake of a ruling Tuesday that Harvard University's race-conscious admissions policy does not violate the rights of Asian Americans, both opponents and supporters of the lawsuit say the conversation around affirmative action and its role at American universities is just beginning.
Brighton Beach
Under the Trump administration, new immigration policy restrictions may impact the 1,000-strong community of Korean Uzbeks in New York City, some of whom came to the US seeking reprieve from harassment and assault in Russia. 
Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 7, 2019.
The Trump administration has announced that the US will accept only up to 18,000 refugees in fiscal year 2020.
Syrian refugees embrace after landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Resettlement agencies are being forced to close as the Trump administration cuts refugee admissions. Experts say the damage will long outlast this president.
Mayan Girls
At least one afternoon a week, a group of high school girls carve out some space in the quietest area they can find to huddle around a laptop. They call themselves the Mayan Girls.