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Undocumented immigration news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
California’s Undocumented Children Are Going Hungry
A report shows that 45 percent of the state’s undocumented residents are facing food insecurity, mostly children.
April 27, 2022
The Supreme Court Might Rule in Favor of Immigrants—Though Not Out of Goodness
During the hearing on the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy, the justices shocked many by appearing to be open to striking down the rule.
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 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 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.
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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.