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Immigration reform news and analysis from The Nation
May 11, 2022
Biden Must End Racist, Detention-First Immigration Policies
If the president is serious about saving the soul of the nation, he must change this detention-first approach to migration that devalues human life.
March 24, 2022
The Racism and Incoherence of the World’s Asylum Systems
The humane response to Ukrainian refugees shows that a radical new path for caring for the vulnerable is possible.
November 12, 2021
The Democratic Party’s “Failed Promises” to Immigrants
Democrats are poised to blow their last chance to establish protections for undocumented immigrants, an issue they’ve campaigned on for decades.
October 22, 2021
When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border
Last year, immigration policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed sending a quarter of a million troops to the US-Mexico border to completely seal it off from would-be migrants.
September 30, 2021
Biden’s Immigration Policy Picks Up Where Trump Left Off
The administration is carrying out mass expulsions cribbed straight from the Stephen Miller playbook.
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September 29, 2021
With draconian policies still in place, immigration attorneys are turning to cutting-edge technology to help those at risk of deportation or detention.
September 23, 2021
Biden Wasn’t Elected to Scold Racist Border Agents—He Was Elected to Stop Them
The White House bears full responsibility for the Border Patrol agents caught whipping Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border.
August 30, 2021
I’m a Legal Asylum Seeker. Why Can’t I Work?
Trump-era regulations are forcing asylum seekers like me to beg for help.
August 20, 2021
The Groundbreaking Decision That Just Struck a Blow to Our Racist Immigration Laws
Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a law making it a felony to reenter the US after being deported. Now a judge has found it too racist to be allowed.
August 5, 2021
Richard Trumka, 1949–2021
The labor leader practiced “true solidarity”—from his days as an anti-apartheid activist to his bold embrace of immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter.