On Tuesday, President Biden signed three executive orders aimed at reversing the “zero tolerance” immigration policies of the Trump administration. Biden said during the signing that “I’m not making new law. I’m eliminating bad policy.” One of the orders establishes a task force that will work to reunite migrant families that were separated at the […]
President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall
Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform.
More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis
Following rampant accusations of sexual assault and harassment of female migrants, Customs and Border Protection is looking to boost the number of female agents on staff.
Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees
Several civil rights organizations have filed a complaint against a privately run detention center in Texas, citing widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US
The Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group.
Terry O’Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally
O’Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.
Activist Groups Allege Abuse of Hundreds of Child Immigrants at US Border
Immigration activist groups have filed a complaint against the US Customs and Border Protection agents.
Virginia Attorney General Announces DREAMers Will Qualify for In-State Tuition
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced yesterday that DREAMers, children of undocumented immigrants who lawfully live in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will qualify for in-state college tuition at Virginia’s public universities.
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US
“Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now.”
New Bill Aims To Expand Health Care Access for Immigrant Women and Families
The Health Equity and Access Under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014, introduced last week, would significantly improve the ability of immigrant women and families to access affordable health care.
Alabama’s Harsh Anti-Immigration Law Permanently Blocked
The provisions affected employment, education, transportation, and housing for undocumented immigrants.
Representatives Push President to Protect Detainees from Sexual Abuse
A bipartisan group of 12 members of Congress are urging US President Barack Obama to issue stronger protections to prevent the sexual abuse of immigrant detainees in a newly-released letter.
Fast For Families Calls for Immigration Reform
The fast in Washington, DC is now in its fifteenth day.
Shackled Pregnant Woman Receives Settlement
An undocumented woman who was shackled before and after giving birth in Tennessee will receive $490,000 in a settlement and now has the prospect of a U-visa.
Over 100 Women Arrested While Protesting House Inaction on Immigration Reform
The 104 women included 20 undocumented immigrants, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women to willingly submit to arrest.