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I Am an American Cupcake

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Stoufis

I am a white, educated, middle class American and as full of fluff as the frosting on the cupcakes before me. I am failing at doing my part as a human being.

Draconian: America's Detention Nightmare

John Tirman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Detention has been widely decried by human-rights advocates for its prison-like conditions and the too-frequent abuses that are visited upon the detained. But the truly horrifying aspect of this system is how it's being used and expanded to detain the mothers and children who have sought asylum in the United States.

Elise Foley

Democrats Vow To Not Rest Until Family Immigrant Detention Is Stopped

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pressure on the Department of Homeland Security to stop detaining mothers and children is growing, with 11 House Democrats gathering on ...

President Obama, Deception Will Not Work: It's Time to End Family Detention

Leisy J. Abrego | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Leisy J. Abrego

Following mounting public pressure in the form of large demonstrations, negative national press coverage, and a hunger strike inside its facilities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a series of changes to its deceptively named, "family residential centers."

Elise Foley

Immigration Agency Fails To End Criticism Over Family Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted on Wednesday to mitigate growing complaints over its detention of women and children. But ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Attorneys Allege ICE Is Intentionally Making It Tougher To Help Women In Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration attorneys working on behalf of women and children apprehended crossing the border illegally say that while detention facilit...

Travel Lessons

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

At the airport, I took a deep breath and approached the counter. I handed over my ticket, and the woman's eyes grew wide. She called over a coworker, and they spoke Flemish at 100 mph. I started to reach for my credit card.

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

Elise Foley

Tension Brews Between ICE And Immigration Advocates Over Deportation Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Friday, immigration advocates met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcemen...

Elise Foley

Immigration Official Walks Back Support For Mandating That Police Hold Immigrants (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that she would support a law to require local law enforcement to hold ...

No Room for Gray Areas in Obama's Deportation Guidelines

Juan Escalante | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Yes, President Obama highlighted that his administration would appeal the judge's ruling during a nationally televised immigration town hall last week, but what exactly does that mean for the beneficiaries of the DACA+ and DAPA program in the meantime?

Elise Foley

Deportations Down In 2014: DHS

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Upholding American Values: Reforming U.S. Immigration Detention

Anika Rahman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Anika Rahman

Earlier this week, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inaugurated the largest detention facility in the U.S. This center, located in Texas, will hold 2,400 migrants who have crossed the border.

Celebrating Our Wins, Organizing for Our Future: LGBTQ Immigrants in Times of Executive Action

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

Unfortunately, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, President Obama seems to have forgotten transgender immigrants. As we see in our work every day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its detention centers are the source of some of the most shocking violence that transgender people face in this country.

Travel Tips: Customs and Immigration

Sonia Gil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Attention international travelers! I know... going abroad can be nerve-racking. Do you need a passport? A visa? What about immigration?? Customs?!

My Husband Is About To Be Deported

Arlita McNamee | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Arlita McNamee

Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Ryan Grim

Justice Department Blocks Deportation Of Immigrant Beaten By California Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Department of Justice has stepped in to free a man from detention by immigration authorities, telling a federal judge that the DOJ ...

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Matt Ferner

Man Beaten By Police Accuses Immigration Agents Of Trying To Silence His Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

When immigration agents arrested Edgar Vargas Arzate on Aug. 18, he was driving to a court hearing in which the facts of a savage beating by Santa Ana...

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Treatment Of Mothers In Deportation Proceedings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and civil rights groups filed a suit Friday against the federal government, alleging it is trampling on due process by makin...