The national debate on immigration is heated and has direct implications for policies and practices within the union. Content on this page highlight the experiences found in different states.

U.S. Attorny General Jeff Sessions wrote in a recent brief that he would review judges’ authority to administratively close immigration cases, the latest in a series of Department of Justice memos and policies that could reshape immigration courts and make it even harder for people to remain in the U.S.

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The Department of Justice requested that the bureau inquire about citizenship in the upcoming questionnaire, a move that experts argue could have a crippling effect on participation.

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Officials stripped a New Jersey resident of his citizenship because they said he used a false name when he entered the United States more than 25 years ago.

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A San Francisco federal judge barred the Trump administration from ending a program that has protected nearly 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying the government had offered “no reasoned explanation” for its termination.

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Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.Us, a nonprofit education group.

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The move upends a status quo that has existed since 2001, when President George W. Bush extended temporary protected status after major earthquakes devastated parts of El Salvador.

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Chicken plants have recruited thousands of foreign workers in recent years through a little-known program to fill jobs they say Americans won’t do.

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The Justice Department’s request to ask people about citizenship status in the 2020 census would keep Latinos and other ethnic minorities from being counted, critics say.

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With just a matter of days left before the Department of Homeland Security must decide the fate of 200,000 El Salvadorans, momentum around this community of TPS holders is only growing.

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There's a key window leading up to Jan. 19, when government funding expires, if the two parties are going to agree on a permanent fix for people currently protected by the expiring DACA program.

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In another victory for over 300 Iraqis whose deportation was halted last July, a Michigan district court ruled that they must be permitted to seek bond while their immigration cases are pending.

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland, where she will oversee immigration enforcement and services.

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Two days after the Supreme Court allowed President Trump to enforce his travel ban, a federal appeals court appeared skeptical that it complied with the law.

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On December 5, 2017, Sens. Grassley, Cornyn, Tillis, Lankford, Cotton, and Purdue filed the ''Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts Act'' (SECURE Act of 2017), S. 2192.

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The Trump administration may withhold documents concerning its decision to end a program protecting young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

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The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

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ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft, to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity.

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Challengers to the third version of President Donald Trump's travel ban asked the Supreme Court to decline a request from the government to allow the entire ban to go into effect pending appeal.

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Lawyers had put the number of renewals rejected because of Postal Service problems closer to 100. Now their clients have to reapply for work permits.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's top internal watchdog told Reuters on Tuesday he will retire, after he complained about a delay in the release of a report critical of the department's handling of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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As preparations ramp up for the United States Census in 2020, organizations are working to encourage local governments to update their address lists in order to avoid undercounting the state’s marginalized populations.

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The Trump administration is taking steps to impose “numeric performance standards” on federal immigration judges, drawing a sharp rebuke from judges who say production quotas or similar measures will threaten judicial independence, as well as their ability to decide life-or-death deportation cases.

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A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report.

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House Democrats on Monday introduced a motion to force a floor vote on the Dream Act, a bill to protect people brought to the country illegally as children from deportation.

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President’s proclamation may throw major hurdle in front of ongoing court challenges to ban which blocked travel from six majority-Muslim countries

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But questions remain about how the new travel ban will be implemented, who will be affected, how the countries were picked and whether it will prevent terror attacks.

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Sen. Thom Tillis introduced “conservative Dream Act” that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.”

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E-Verify checks Social Security numbers to ensure job applicants can legally work in the U.S.

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On Sept. 5, the White House announced it was moving to end the Obama-era program that has protected people from deportation. (Sept. 5, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

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Miami Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will team up with Democrats to urge President Donald Trump to extend TPS to Caribbean countries hit by Hurricane Irma.

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Following Donald Trump making Jefferson Beauregard Sessions IIII announce the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Pentagon has no idea what to do about the approximately 900 DACA recipients who are either serving or have signed contracts to serve in Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MANVI), a program “created in 2009 to allow foreign nationals to join the U.S. military if they could demonstrate certain skills”:

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A federal appeals court  rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban.

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Immigrants in Miami-Dade County illegally should not fear deportation if they seek shelter for Hurricane Irma, political leaders said.

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Dreamers gather in Seattle and New York as attorneys general announce lawsuit over administration’s move to end program

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In June, the attorney general of Tennessee joined Republican officials from 10 other states (led by Texas) to threaten the Trump administration: If you don’t end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) by September 5, we’ll do it for you. 

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