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Immigration Policy news and analysis from The Nation
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.
April 2, 2021
New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE
An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison companies.
April 1, 2021
Biden’s Plan for Central America Is a Smokescreen
The US government looks to continue militarizing borders in Mexico and Central America, effectively kettling migrants looking to escape poverty and violence.
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.
March 25, 2021
Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020?
The 13 top border contractors for CBP and ICE donated three times as much money to the Biden campaign than they did to Trump.
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March 24, 2021
Black Immigrants Matter
In immigration, as in policing, every arm of the US incarceration and deportation machine brings down a hefty amount of its weight onto the backs of Black people.
March 22, 2021
The Roots of the Atlanta Shooting Go Back to the First Law Restricting Immigration
The Page Act of 1875, outlawing “lewd and immoral” Chinese women, codified the bigotry directed at Asian women from their earliest migration to the US to today.
March 20, 2021
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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.
March 8, 2021
Why Do Humans Move?
A new history examines how migration has been the rule of history, not the exception.