Immigration


Pro-immigration protesters march down Woodward Ave to Grand Circus Park in July 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, before a Democratic primary debate taking place at the nearby Fox Theatre. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY /AFP via Getty Images)
After Three Years, Immigrant Woman Can Finally Leave Michigan Church

The woman took sanctuary at a Kalamazoo church during the Trump administration, which implemented a host of anti-immigration policies.

In this Friday, June 26, 2020 photo, U.S. District Judge Laurie Michelson, left, administers the Oath of Citizenship to Hala Baqtar during a drive-thru naturalization service in a parking structure at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters on Detroit's east side. The ceremony is a way to continue working as the federal courthouse is shut down due to Coronavirus. The U.S. has resumed swearing in new citizens but the oath ceremonies aren't the same because of COVID-19 and a budget crisis at the citizenship agency threatens to stall them again.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Biden’s Immigration Reforms Hit Home in Michigan, but the Work Isn’t Done

While celebrating President Biden ending the ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, Michiganders want to be sure such bans never happen again.

Constantin Mutu, the youngest known child separated from his family at the southern border. Photo via FX's The Weekly.
How The Youngest Child Separated at the Southern Border Wound Up in a Michigan Court

Family separation is not just a southern border issue, Michigan lawyers say. And it has come to the Mitten in surprising ways under President Trump.

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545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump

The missing parents are from Trump’s 2017 pilot program to separate families at the border.

Family separation policy was encouraged by DOJ officials
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says

A draft report from the Justice Department's inspector general revealed that Jeff Sessions and others encouraged the “zero-tolerance” policy that separated more than 4,000 children from their families at the US-Mexico border.

Immigrants provide an important economic engine in the United States, which bipartisan economy experts have repeatedly shown. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made boosting immigration a cornerstone of his platform, in contrast to President Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
Biden Plans to Increase Immigration Again. This Could Be the Economic Boost the US Needs.

The Trump administration has slashed immigration. Bipartisan experts—and Biden—say boosting immigration will stimulate the economy at a time when the United States needs it most.

In this Friday, June 26, 2020 photo, Anita Rosenberger takes the Oath of Citizenship during a drive-thru naturalization service in a parking structure at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters on Detroit's east side. The ceremony is a way to continue working as the federal courthouse is shut down due to Coronavirus. The U.S. has resumed swearing in new citizens but the oath ceremonies aren't the same because of COVID-19 and a budget crisis at the citizenship agency threatens to stall them again.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Driving-In To Citizenship: These New Americans Became Official Just In Time For the Fourth of July

These new Americans took their citizenship oaths in unique ways during the pandemic, but the opportunity for others to do so is still threatened by President Trump.