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Family Separation

IIRAIRA at 20: Still Punitive and Unequal

Sarah B Horton | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Sarah B Horton

Co-authored by Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz and Sarah Horton (bios below) Today marks the 20th anniversary of an immigration bill that has irrevocably damaged...

Diane Guerrero Shares How She Stays Connected To Deported Family

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.19.2015 | Home

“Some people travel for vacation, to get away from it all. I travel to get to it all,” Diane Guerrero says in a video for Marriott International...

An Insider's Story From North Korea

Alex Kim | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home
Alex Kim

north koreaOutside visitors are allowed to visit North Korea, their visits categorized into different streams: journalism, charity, tourism, family reconnection. The last category intrigued us. What would it be like to know your family was living in such a place?

This Couple Needs a Military Permit for Valentine's Day -- Here's Why

Anat Saragusti | Posted 04.15.2014 | Home
Anat Saragusti

It may be difficult to imagine that your registered address could separate you from your family. But for many Palestinians, this is exactly what happens.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing Is Too High for Women and Children

Michelle Brané | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Michelle Brané

Immigrant women and children have waited too long for comprehensive immigration reform that brings them out of the shadows, allows them to become full contributors to their communities and enables them to live without fear.

Women Rally in Washington for Immigration Reform, Building on Foundation Laid By Women's Refugee Commission

Michelle Brané | Posted 11.16.2013 | Home
Michelle Brané

At the Women's Refugee Commission, we know that the face of immigration in the United States is overwhelmingly that of women and children. It was a joy and an honor to witness that face come out of the shadows in such a powerful, moving and courageous way.

WATCH: Boy Receives Horrible, Ironic News On Day Of Obama Immigration Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama's speech calling for Congress to push forward with immigration reform on Tuesday in Las Vegas was great news for many. But f...

Immigration Change Could Affect Hundreds Of Thousands

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.03.2013 | Home

Immigration reform advocates are hailing a decision by the Obama administration that will cut down on family separation. The Obama administration ...

ICE Gives New Figures On Family Separation

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home

Since 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed more than 200,000 immigrants from the country who say they are parents of a child who is...

Kids To Congress: Stop Deporting Our Parents

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

All they want for Christmas is their family back. Dozens of children gathered in Washington Thursday to hand over some 10,000 letters asking Congr...

Mother Wins Deportation Case Five Hours After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.30.2012 | Home

Not every deportation story has a sad ending. A judge canceled 37-year-old Mexican immigrant Isaide Serrano’s deportation order Thursday when sh...

Roque Planas

12-Year-Old Boy Begs Judge To Suspend Father's Deportation In Heart-Wrenching Letter | Roque Planas | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

When Maximino Hoz presented his case asking for relief from deportation, he submitted letters from his children’s teachers, therapists and friends s...

Immigration Enforcement Sending Thousands of Children to Foster Care

Voto Latino | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home
Voto Latino

"Immigration enforcement greatly increases the chances that families will never see each other again."

At Risk of Deportation and Thrown Into the Clutches of Known Killers

Michelle Brané | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Michelle Brané

If not justice, Edmond Demiraj expected at least protection. Ten years ago, the U.S. government asked Demiraj to testify against Bill Bedini, an Albanian mobster living in Texas who was charged, among other things, with human trafficking.