Tania Romero’s case highlights the senseless cruelty of immigration detention as a default policy—and her son and his classmates are providing a model for how to respond
"While we waited behind the walls of Adelanto ... all we could do was watch all that we had go down in flames, our families scattered to live with relatives while our children asked and wondered, 'When is daddy coming home?”'
An advocate for immigrant children and families, Frida Espinosa Cardenas offers critical advice for navigating the complexities faced by parents separated from their children.
"Desperate to reunite with their loved ones, some family members fall victim to predatory bail bond companies that exploit vulnerable persons for cash."
"Our system of mass immigration detention functions as torture. It must be abolished."
After fleeing from El Salvador, Benito made a life for himself and his wife in Costa Rica. Now a missionary in the US, he urges members of the Hispanic community to seize the opportunities in the "Promised Land" of the US.
A young, mentally disabled girl who posted a threat on Facebook faces indefinite detainment - and possible deportation - after a notoriously harsh immigration judge repeatedly denies her appeals for bail.
Waiting in Tijuana for his court hearing in 4 days, Jonathan Rayo Lopez is one of thousands of Nicaraguan asylum seekers fleeing their government's brutal regime.
On average, 2,371 were being held in immigration detention in 1979. That number has skyrocketed to to more than 52,000 in September of this year. Here's a recap of the history of immigration detention from a new report by the Marshall Project.