After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she's the one who might get kicked out of the country. Franco says her former employer's mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients. “I'm going through so much stress,” Franco said. “I'm waking up in the middle of night, with back pain.” The paradox of her situation is not lost on Franco,
After 24 long years of waiting, an undocumented Mexican mother this week finally received a very special delivery - her United States green card. Two years ago, Imelda-Castillo Hernandez, 46, who has two children serving in the military, took advantage of a parole-in-place policy set during President Obama's administration in 2013. The law cleared a path to permanent residency for parents, siblings and spouses of former or active members of the Armed Forces, Selected Reserve or the Ready Reserve. Castillo-Hernandez, who raised five children as a single mother, illegally entered the United States in 1991 from Puebla, Mexico, by sneaking across the Mexico-US border undetected and then settling
Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. The human-less photographs include objects such as a makeshift bench and gym or a mud oven, composed in a way that hints at the migrants' desperation and their attempts to manufacture new lives. The exhibition, previously on display in Israel, is set to move to the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, where it will open on September 14 and run until December 2.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents.
President Donald Trump is overseeing a massive uptick in requests to reopen previously closed deportation cases, according to data published this week by BuzzFeed News. With less than two months to go in fiscal year 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawyers have asked federal immigration judges to reopen nearly 8,000 cases so far — almost twice the rate under President Barack Obama. There were 8,400 requests to reopen closed cases in FY 2017, which included the last four months of the Obama administration. That was a marked increase from the 3,551 requests in FY 2016 and the 3,551 requests in FY 2015. “Now that we have seen the numbers, I think it is extremely scary,” Sarah Pierce,