Coming To America

Starting a new life in the U.S. could become more difficult under President Donald Trump.

8 Border Wall Prototypes Near The Testing Phase

By Ryan Biek | October 19, 2017

Customs and Border Protection plans to judge prototypes based on three main criteria once all eight designs are completed.

Hawaii Judge Freezes Trump's Latest Travel Restrictions

By Matt Picht | October 17, 2017

The latest version of President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge.

Homeland Security Will Soon Collect Immigrants' Social Media Info

By Casey Mendoza | September 26, 2017

Similar programs have already been tested by both ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Republicans Propose 'Merit-Based' Replacement For DACA

By Cristina Mutchler | September 25, 2017

The bill would allow immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to apply for citizenship after 15 years.

Trump's Travel Ban Replaced With 'Tailored Travel Restrictions'

By Katherine Biek, Casey Mendoza | September 25, 2017

The new order is based on a Department of Homeland Security review of immigration screening procedures.

California Is Suing The Trump Administration To Stop The 'Border Wall'

By Lindsey Pulse | September 20, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the Trump administration is violating the U.S. Constitution.

3 Congressmen Arrested At Trump Tower DACA Protest

By Gabrielle Ware | September 19, 2017

Each of the three has been outspoken about immigration reform in the U.S.

Motel 6 Under Fire For Reporting Guests To ICE

By Matt Picht | September 14, 2017

Motel 6 locations in Arizona reportedly sent their guest lists to U.S. immigration agents on a regular basis.

States Challenge Trump's DACA Decision In Court

By Lindsey Pulse | September 6, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is headed to court over the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program.

Obama Calls Trump's DACA Decision 'Cruel' And Contrary To Common Sense

By Gabrielle Ware | September 5, 2017

It's one of the few issues he's spoken out on since he left office.

The Trauma Of War Can Reach Refugees' Kids Who Never Lived It

By Melissa Prax | August 25, 2017

We talked to a former refugee about assimilating to the U.S. and to her son about sympathizing with his parents' struggles.

A Comic Book Helps Immigrant Kids Talk About Fears Of Deportation

By Ben Schamisso | August 21, 2017

"Rosita Gets Scared" is a fictional story about an undocumented schoolgirl who learns to overcome her fears of deportation.

Chicago Is Suing Jeff Sessions Over His Sanctuary City Crackdown

By Newsy Staff | August 5, 2017

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for threatening to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities."

Trump Supports Bill That Would Create A Merit-Based Immigration System

By Stephanie Liebergen | August 2, 2017

The RAISE Act would make our immigration system point-based, prioritizing applicants based on their job skills, English-speaking skills and more.

A Detained Immigrant's 2 Battles: Suing ICE While Fighting Deportation

By Ben Schamisso | July 25, 2017

A detained immigrant is suing ICE for, he says, violating his civil rights during an arrest. But the legal barriers for faulting ICE agents are steep.

Despite Safety Concerns, International Student Enrollment Holds Steady

By Casey Mendoza | July 8, 2017

A report from the Institute of International Education says that international enrollment fell by just 2 percent.

How Airports And Activists Are Reacting To Day 1 Of The Travel Ban

By Casey Mendoza | June 30, 2017

Hours after President Donald Trump's travel ban was put in place, reactions were mixed at airports around the country.

The Supreme Court Just Handed Trump His First 'Travel Ban' Win

By Stephanie Liebergen | June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court partially lifted lower courts' injunctions on the so-called travel ban. The justices will hear the case next term.

Trump Might Not 'Terminate' DACA After All

By Briana Koeneman | June 16, 2017

President Donald Trump has decided not to get rid of an Obama-era program that shields thousands of young immigrants from being deported — for now.

Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Just Took Another Hit

By Briana Koeneman | June 12, 2017

Another federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration.

The Trump Administration Now Wants SCOTUS To Reinstate The Travel Ban

By Lindsey Pulse | June 2, 2017

Four of the nine Supreme Court justices must agree to hear the case.

Over 600K US Visa Holders Became Undocumented Immigrants Last Year

By Matt Picht | May 22, 2017

More than 50 million U.S. visas expired last fiscal year, and 1 percent of those visa holders stayed in the country anyway.

President Trump Isn't Happy A Judge Blocked His Travel Ban. Again.

By Jake Jones | March 15, 2017

In a campaign-style rally in Nashville, President Donald Trump criticized a Hawaii judge for blocking his second travel ban.

DHS: We'll Only Deport Immigrants With Criminal Enterprise Connections

By Ethan Weston | February 27, 2017

But two recent cases suggest Immigration and Customs Enforcement might not have gotten the memo.

So, What Exactly Is The 'Day Without Immigrants'?

So, What Exactly Is The 'Day Without Immigrants'?

By Danielle Dieterich | February 16, 2017

Immigrants around the U.S. are staying home to make a point about the ways immigrants influence the economy.

Nationwide Immigration Raids Led To 680 Arrests

By Matt Picht | February 13, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers made hundreds of arrests across 12 states last week.

Mexican Government Warns Nationals Of 'New Reality' In US

By Lauren Stephenson | February 10, 2017

The statement from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs came in the wake of what it views as a "hardening of immigration measures" in the U.S.

After Losing Court Battle, Trump Hints At A New Immigration Order

By Grant Suneson | February 10, 2017

President Trump said he could draft a new executive order restricting travel after his first one lost in court.

Ariz. Mother Deported As Trump Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration

By Lauren Stephenson | February 9, 2017

Guadalupe García de Rayos was convicted of a non-violent felony. Groups have argued the workplace raid that led to her arrest was unconstitutional.

Trump's Immigration Ban Frozen In Seattle, Upheld In Boston

By Matt Picht | February 3, 2017

A Seattle judge halted an executive order banning travel from seven countries. A similar legal challenge was dismissed in Boston the same day.

Exception In Immigration Ban Lets Hundreds Of Refugees Into The US

By Grant Suneson | January 31, 2017

Nearly 900 refugees who were traveling to the U.S. as President Trump signed an immigration ban will still be allowed in.

Trump Has Replaced The Director of Immigration Enforcement

By Lindsey Pulse | January 31, 2017

The announcement came just hours after Trump sacked acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Obama Tells Trump Protesters To Keep Protesting

By Matt Picht | January 30, 2017

A spokesman for the former president said peaceful demonstration is "exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."

Starbucks CEO Makes Major Promise In Face Of Immigration Ban

By Ryan Biek | January 30, 2017

Howard Schultz said "the promise of the American Dream [is] being called into question."

Nearly Half Of Voters Were Supportive Of Immigration Restrictions

By Briana Koeneman | January 30, 2017

In a poll conducted early this month, 48 percent of participants said they supported "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions."

Judge Blocks Removal Of Immigrants Under Trump's Executive Order

By Ryan Biek, Lindsey Pulse | January 28, 2017

Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that temporarily bans refugees from entering the U.S.

Iran Responds To Trump's Ban With A Ban Of Its Own

By James Packard | January 28, 2017

After President Donald Trump barred Iranians from entering the U.S., Iran said it would ban all U.S. citizens from coming to its country.

There Are Some Exceptions To Trump's Executive Order On Refugees

By Lindsey Pulse | January 28, 2017

The president signed an executive order temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Trump Signs 2 New Executive Orders On Military, Refugees

By Matt Picht | January 27, 2017

According to President Trump, these orders pave the way for more defense spending and tougher immigration procedures.

Here's How Much Taxpayers Will Pay For Trump's Border Wall

By Kate Grumke | January 27, 2017

It's going to cost about two times as much as NASA's annual budget.

Countries With Trump Business Interests Spared From Immigration Ban

By Zach Toombs | January 26, 2017

Middle Eastern countries where Trump has done business weren't included in his refugee and visa ban.

Mexican President Promises To Protect Immigrants Living In The US

By Lindsey Pulse | January 26, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto posted a video message on Facebook after President Donald Trump signed an order for the border project.

Here's What Trump's Executive Orders On Immigration, Border Wall Do

By Stephanie Liebergen | January 25, 2017

The two executive orders contain multiple provisions, including the creation of 15,000 new jobs.

Trump's Next Orders Are Expected To Limit Immigration And Refugees

By Lindsey Pulse | January 25, 2017

It appears Donald Trump is sticking with his promise of "extreme vetting."

Trump Could Ask Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For His Wall Project

By Briana Koeneman | January 6, 2017

Trump's team reportedly told GOP lawmakers that they want to use a 2006 Bush-era law that would let Congress use tax dollars to fund the wall project.

Violence Is Changing The Demographics Of Illegal Immigration In The US

By Ethan Weston | December 31, 2016

Crime and violence in Central America have led to an increase in nationals from the region illegally entering the U.S.

LAPD Says It Won't Change Its Deportation Policies Under Trump

By Lauren Stephenson | November 14, 2016

The police chief said he doesn't plan on doing anything differently.

Here's What Trump Is Saying About Immigration Post-Election

By Lindsey Pulse | November 13, 2016

The president-elect appeared on CBS' "60 Minutes" to talk about promises made throughout the campaign season.

Pope Francis Warns Against Building Walls And Fear In Politics

By Ethan Weston | November 6, 2016

Speaking at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, the pope urged politicians to do more for refugees.

Undocumented Immigrants Are Getting Out The Vote In Arizona

By Kate Grumke | October 25, 2016

A coalition of groups is working to get Latino voters to the polls as a response to what they say are harsh anti-immigration laws.

Fact Check: Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay More Taxes Than Trump?

By Kate Grumke | October 19, 2016

Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes, according to the Social Security Administration.

When Trump Said He Wanted A Wall, This Isn't What He Meant

By Lauren Stephenson | October 19, 2016

A union and other groups protested by forming a line of food trucks in front of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Obama's Immigration Plans Failed — It's Complicated

By Karen Rodriguez | October 17, 2016

It's been eight years, and President Obama isn't afraid to admit it didn't get done.

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