For Mexicans in the U.S. sent “home” thanks to increased enforcement of American immigration laws, the country they’re returning to is far more dangerous than the one they initially escaped. They wind up in border towns like Tijuana, Nogales, and Juárez, separated from their families, with no money, no identity, and nowhere to go.
Erika Andiola told BuzzFeed that she is leaving Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Simena’s office to put all of her energy into stopping ICE from deporting her mother in January.
A rare heckle from the crowd behind the president at a carefully staged event in San Francisco. A speech turns into a conversation.
“I’ve talked to Speaker Boehner and he’s totally committed to this but he needs to find a way to get enough support.”
Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, announced the game will involve students tracking down other students tagged as “illegal immigrants” in exchange for $25 gift cards.
You can trust Her Majesty’s Press to make the news clear for you. Just don’t read more than one paper.
Their front page today? It’s nothing out of the ordinary.
When you’re undocumented, a driver’s license is not only a driver’s license — it’s proof that you exist. And while immigrants and allies wait for Congress to act, some local leaders are stepping up.
The video, done in conjunction with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, says it’s inspired by the 11 million true stories of undocumented immigrants.
Born in Germany but raised in Missouri, “Wild Bill” Suess served in the Army, then did time for various crimes. But he didn’t know what prison really was until strict immigration laws left him to fend for himself at a grim shelter in a foreign country he was now forced to call home.
The Tea Party senator jokes that the activists are “paid political operatives” sent by the Obama administration.
Immigration Equality’s LGBT Asylum Program represents LGBT individuals fleeing Russia, Uganda, and countless other countries.
Supporters of immigration reform gathered on the National Mall for a rally Tuesday called “Camino Americano: March for Dignity and Respect.” Organizers told BuzzFeed they expected more than 20,000 people at the rally. More than 100 people have already been arrested, including at least eight members of Congress.
A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality details “pervasive” discrimination against thousands of transgender immigrants living in the U.S. The move is part of a new push for comprehensive immigration reform.
DOMA’s end means tens of thousands of same-sex binational couples can finally apply for green cards. For Pablo García Gámez and Santiago Ortiz, who have feared deportation would separate them for two decades, this news is welcome, but it’s a reminder of how much they’ve sacrificed to stay together.
Experts warn the court’s decision could cause a human rights crisis, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people stateless, facing mass deportation and discrimination.
LGBT Russians are allowed to file for asylum status in Canada as a persecuted group.
By citing a “credible fear” of drug cartels, about 200 people were about to cross the border near San Diego this weekend.
“You may see Jesus when you look at them. I see Satan.”
The Facebook CEO will speak publicly for the first time about comprehensive immigration reform at a screening of Documented. “Zuckerberg cares about what’s good for his industry but he’s not limiting it to that,” America’s Voice founder Frank Sharry says.
More than 7,000 people became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. BuzzFeed asked some of them why they’re excited about becoming Americans.
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
The interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos is as awkward as you imagine it would be.
On Wednesday, Obama returns to the site of a 2005 economic speech in Illinois to make his pitch “that the American economy works best when it grows from the middle out, not the top down,” according to the White House. The speech was previewed in a White House video Sunday night.
The threat of looming conservative primary challenges has kept scores of Republicans away from compromising on immigration and other issues. But it’s a myth.
Democratic Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel says the almost two dozen Republicans would be “out-of-step with major groups in their districts” if they don’t support comprehensive immigration reform efforts.
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy has compromised more than most to get immigration reform through the Senate. “I think he understands what the market can bear,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham.