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Deportation news and analysis from The Nation
May 29, 2018
ICE Is Sending a Message to the World’s Asylum Seekers: The US Is No Place of Refuge
Separating children from their family members, imposing excessively long detention, and other ways the immigration bureaucracy is making life impossible for asylum seekers.
March 9, 2018
It’s Time to Abolish ICE
A mass-deportation strike force is incompatible with democracy and human rights.
February 13, 2018
This HIV-Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Was Granted a Stay of Deportation. Why Did He End Up Back in Mexico?
One man’s asylum case reveals a disorganized, backlogged court willing to contradict its own decisions to “score another deportation victory.”
February 13, 2018
For Immigrants in Trump’s America, the Dystopian Future Has Already Arrived
Documented and undocumented, young and old, immigrants are being swept up throughout the country.
January 29, 2018
Ravi Ragbir Was Freed by the Movement He Helped Build
While it was a judge who ordered Ragbir released, it was immigration-rights activists who brought him home.
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December 28, 2017
Why Numbers Alone Obscure the Real Deportation Story
The total number of deportations is down under Trump, but don’t confuse that with leniency.
November 21, 2017
Anatomy of an Abduction: The Deportation of Cambodian American Refugees
Cambodians displaced by American bombs are being sent back to a country they barely know.
October 11, 2017
ICE’s Captive Immigrant Labor Force
Across the country, ICE detainees are allegedly being coerced into performing work without proper compensation.
August 11, 2017
Andres Magana Ortiz’s Deportation Is Indefensible. Help Reverse It.
Unless their appeal succeeds, the Ortiz family’s future hangs in the balance.
April 28, 2017
No One Talks About Life After Deportation; These Mexican Activists Are Changing That
A network of migrant activists is helping deportees and returnees readjust to life in the country.