The Biden administration has allowed several prominent immigrants' rights activists back into the U.S. after they charged that immigration authorities were retaliating against them for speaking out.
Immigrant advocates want those asylum protections restored quickly, erasing Trump-era restrictions. "Women, children, families are being sent back to the very dangers that they fled," one lawyer says.
President Biden has been working to unwind many of the executive actions taken by former President Donald Trump. But the administration has warned that the changes will take time.
The 2020 election is expected to usher in a major shift in immigration enforcement — particularly in suburban Atlanta, where newly elected sheriffs are pledging to limit how they cooperate with ICE.
President Trump's immigration policies are on the line and many are hoping Joe Biden will follow through on pledges to help immigrants and asylum-seekers if he wins the election.
The 16-year-old boy was to be deported Wednesday under a new administration policy that applies federal health statutes, intended to mitigate the spread of disease, to immigration cases.
Health Minister Hugo Monroy said deportees from the United States now account for a large number of coronavirus cases in the country, although Guatemala's president has cited only four cases.
The State Department is negotiating with Laos to deport thousands of Hmong who broke the law in the U.S. — even if they've already served their time.
Many deportees have arrived in Iraq without money, valid IDs or knowledge of the language and country. They struggle to find work and fear going out. "Everything is shocking to me," one deportee says.
Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.