There are many reasons people choose or are forced to leave their home countries, including lack of resources, food insecurity, frequent natural disasters caused by climate change, or violence like war and gang violence. They come to the United States with hopes to start a new life with better jobs, opportunities and more safety.
By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 The American humorist Josh Billings once said, “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Census data from 2017 shows that for 27 million Americans and 615,000 New Yorkers, that concept is hauntingly true. The growing epidemic of uninsurance, which …
Ruled unlawful by a federal appeals court, DAPA would give undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens access to Social Security benefits, protection from deportation and work permits for three years.
By June 17, 2015, undocumented people of Haitian descent were forced to register citizenship in the Dominican Republic or face deportation to Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are predicted to face deportation.
On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama unveiled a new executive action which protects approximately four million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
In 2011, almost 400,000 people were deported from the United States and more than 360,000 were detained by ICE. According to a recent report by Race Forward, 22 percent of deported immigrants are parents of children who are U.S. citizens.
Find out why California passed the DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants.
The U.S. Senate proposes a plan for more fences and troops at the Mexican border and to make education and skills more important than family ties in deciding which immigrants are allowed to have legal immigrant status.
There is a place in Texas where over 200 children are being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because they do not have proper documents to be in the United States.
An immigrants’ rights rally in New York City on October 21 was a response to Congress’ failure to propose and pass a fair and humane bill for immigrants. Marchers demanded that legal status be given to all undocumented immigrants and that the deportation and detention of immigrants be ended.