More Boats Carrying Migrants Deported From Greece Have Arrived In Turkey
A second group of people deported as part of a controversial EU scheme arrived in Izmir, Turkey on a ferry Friday morning. The deportations were met by protesters, some of whom threw themselves into the harbour at Lesbos to try and stop the boat's departure.
Inside Obama's Campaign To Use Latino Celebrities And Spanish-Language Media To Defend Immigration Actions
A court ruling suspending the immigration actions means the administration is trying to tamp down fear that they will go away. Democrats plan to hit Republicans hard, but immigration advocates are split on how much to do so.
Ninth Undocumented Immigrant Joins Church Sanctuary Movement
Angela Navarro, a Honduran immigrant with a family of U.S. citizens, has been facing deportation for more than a decade. By moving into a church in North Philadelphia, she is adding to a growing movement of immigrants seeking refuge in churches across the country in defiance of federal deportation orders.
Unpersuaded By White House, Hispanic Caucus Set To Demand Obama Act On Immigration After Election
BuzzFeed News has learned the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is working to iron out language Tuesday that would demand Obama move sooner on deportations than the White House has said it is willing to do.
Close To 50 Latino Groups Form Voter Registration Coalition In Response To Obama’s Immigration Delay
The announcement comes after Obama disappointed groups by delaying immigration action. Close to 50 organizations and individuals will make a coordinated call to Latinos ahead of the midterm elections.
The Obama Administration's Gambit To Get Activists Off Its Back On Deportations
The White House has been targeted by immigration activists who are demanding relief and House Republicans daring the president to prove that he can't be trusted to enforce the law. A two-part strategy on deportations is the response.
Frustrated Activists Taking White House Protests To Homeland Security Chief's Home Over Deportations
Month-long protests set to end with symbolic vigil. "So from Obama's home, we are now going to Jeh Johnson's house to ask him to expand deferred action and release those set to be deported ASAP," Erika Andiola first told BuzzFeed.
Meet The Undocumented Teen Who Confronted Hillary Clinton On Immigration Reform
Nova Bajamonti, 19, came out for the first time as undocumented in a question to Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation said it will try to help her. "Truthfully, there’s nothing to hide. That’s my status, it’s not who I am."
Activists Optimistic On Reported Deportation Changes, As New Memo Set To Drop
Advocates applaud reported movement on enforcement practices and priorities from Homeland Security head, but caution any memo outlining changes needs to be strictly enforced, unlike others that have failed to change practices by agents in the field.
20 Powerful Photos Of DREAMers Taking Deportation Protests From L.A. To White House Gates
"We want to be at the doorstep of the president of the United States, so he doesn't just hear from his advisors, but from families who are affected directly by his policies," activist Cesar Vargas told BuzzFeed.
Day After Child Pleads With Pope To Ask Obama To Stop Her Dad's Deportation, He's Released
But it wasn't related to the child's visit with the pope. A 10-year-old from Los Angeles, Jersey Vargas, went to Rome and spoke with Pope Francis about her detained father — who could have been deported — a day before the Pope spoke with Obama about immigration reform. The family's lawyer tells BuzzFeed Mario Vargas is being released today.
Xavier Becerra And Luis Gutierrez On Deportations And The Search For The Next DREAMers
Both leaders believe deportations are breaking up families, that a review will bear fruit, and that the House GOP needs to vote. But they continue to call for the use of prosecutorial discretion by the administration.