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Undocumented immigration news and analysis from The Nation
July 15, 2021
In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again
In a world without borders, migrants can be people—and migrant artists can, perhaps, be free.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
June 17, 2021
The Democrats Are Failing Dreamers, Failing Immigrants
Biden and the Democrats spent four years decrying Trump’s assault on immigrants. Now they’re refunding ICE and falling down on the Dream Act.
June 2, 2021
How NY’s Fund for Excluded Workers Inspired Activists Across the US
New York set aside $2.1 billion for workers ineligible for government benefits. Now immigration activists are fighting to ensure an inclusive rollout.
María Jesús Mora
April 9, 2021
New Immigration Policy Is Opening Doors for Mixed-Status Families
The harshest excesses of the Trump era are being unraveled across the country.
March 31, 2021
The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants
Before someone else “having a really bad day” decides to pick up a gun in response to their lies.
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March 19, 2021
Border State Voters Support Humane Immigration Reform
A poll of Arizona voters shows that, unlike their elected officials, they care more about policy than congressional procedure.
March 15, 2021
Postcards From Restaurant-Land
Labor and loneliness one year later.
March 12, 2021
Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Be a Huge Benefit for Undocumented Workers
This federal sea change in policy comes after years of efforts by Western states to reimagine their social safety nets.
February 26, 2021
It’s Still Time to Abolish ICE
There has never been a better moment to move past enforcement-focused immigration strategies.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
February 16, 2021
Guatemala Takes a Hard Line Against Migrants—With US Support
Long before Trump, Washington was exporting control of migratory routes, along with repressive policing, to Mexico and Central America.