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Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against governmen...

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced som...

Joe Biden Tries To Tamp Down House Dems' Anger Over Deportation Raids

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Vice President Joe Biden insisted in a meeting with skeptical House Democrats on Thursday that the administration's deportation raids on...

John Legend, Juanes Perform Outside Of Immigration Detention Center

AP | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Colombian musician Juanes and singer John Legend met immigrants at a jail in Arizona on Wednesday before performing for a sm...

Chris Christie Flip-Flops On Self-Deportation

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie supports making it so difficult for undocumented immigrants to live in the U.S. that they'll "leave ...

Rick Santorum: Deportations Would Be ‘A Blessing’ For Troubled Countries

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is now going even further than saying deportations would be good for the U.S. -- he said Monday that it woul...

Bizarre Contract Dispute Putting Thousands Of Migrant Children At Risk

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the U.S. border as part of the migrant crisis are at risk of being deported without d...

U.S. Will Ramp Up Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will expand refugee screening in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, in an attempt to stem the growing tide of families and u...

Obama Didn't Mention Deportation Raid Rift In State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's (basically nonexistent) comments on immigration during his final State of the Union address left out at least ...

Obama Facing Party Flare-Up Over Deportation Raids Hours Before State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesday for the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his o...

El Salvador Deemed Too Dangerous For Peace Corps, But Not For Deportees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration considers El Salvador too dangerous for Peace Corps volunteers, but will continue to send mothers and children with orders f...

Family, Fear and Immigration

Juan Escalante | Posted 01.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

President Obama undermines all of my efforts to keep my family hopeful and strong. A cold slap in the face, reminding immigrants that they can be forcibly removed from their homes without warning - and consequently sent to the dangers they fled in their home country.

Instead of Mass Deportations, We Need a Moratorium

Leisy J. Abrego | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Leisy J. Abrego

If we are truly to act based on principles of "decency, fairness, and humanity," the forcible removal of precisely the people most likely to have been mistreated under the current immigration court system is both inhumane and illogical.

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, ...

This Is Fear: ICE Raids on Parents and Children

Nancy Hiemstra | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Nancy Hiemstra

This past weekend, the raids began, with parents and children being detained in military-style operations in several southern and border states. Fear has spread through immigrant communities around the country.

Democrats Criticize White House On Deportation Raids In Tense Meeting

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials faced frustrated and upset Democrats on Thursday when they went to Capitol Hill to discuss deportation raids on m...

Nancy Pelosi: Mothers And Children Picked Up In Deportation Raids Face Mortal Danger

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized President Barack Obama's recent deportation raids, telling reporters on Thursday that some o...

Some Women, Kids Picked Up In Raids May Be Able To Stay In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An immigration court granted temporary relief late Tuesday to four families picked up by deportation raids, according to attorneys, call...

Obama Administration Defends Deportation Raids On Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

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Immigration Activists Say Deportation Raids Could Send Families To Their Deaths

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

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Democratic Candidates Blast Obama Administration Plan To Deport Families

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday came under fire from Democratic presidential candidates and human rights ...

Immigration Officials To Launch Large-Scale Deportation Raids

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hu...

ICE Deportations Dropped Again In 2015

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

The number of immigrants deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped for the third consecutive year in 2015, according to figures th...

Immigrant Detainee Hunger Strike Grows As Men Plead To Be Released

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Men in six immigrant detention centers have joined a hunger strike to demand they be released and granted asylum in the U.S. because th...

Ted Cruz Ties Immigrant 'Amnesty' To Nuclear Weapons In Iran

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't going to stand for opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) painting him as moderate on imm...