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Curated news resources about immigration and related topics.

2021 News

More than 100 civil rights groups ask feds to slash Texas funding over migrant trespassing arrests
12/15/2021
Migrant Truck Crash in Mexico: Disaster ‘in the Blink of an Eye’
12/10/2021
France calls for European aid after 27 migrant deaths at sea
11/25/2021
Four Months, 5,000 Miles: A Refugee Puppet Looks for Home
11/10/2021
Facing Up to the Racist Legacy of American Immigration Laws
10/26/2021
Ted Cruz wants to send migrants from the Mexican border to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
10/20/2021
Administration Urged to Halt Efforts to Expand Immigration Detention
10/11/2021
Guatemala police free 126 migrants from abandoned container
10/9/2021
The Racist Legacy Of Early Immigration Law Is Still Alive Today
9/30/2021
What’s Going On at the U.S.-Mexican Border? / The Daily Show
9/25/2021
Sen. Dick Durbin: Will have ‘alternative proposal’ to get Dreamer immigration in $3.5 trillion budget bill
9/20/2021
Democrats blocked from including immigration reform in party-line spending bill
9/19/2021
Migration Is Not a “Crisis.” It’s Survival and Resistance to Ongoing Genocide
7/16/2021
Haiti in Chaos After President’s Assassination as Activists in U.S. Urge Biden to Stop Deportations
7/8/2021
Yes, Immigration Courts Are Political scroll to podcast
6/29/2021
Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids
6/29/2021
Local organizations met with Vice President on her trip to El Paso
6/25/2021
U.S. to Allow Some Asylum Seekers Rejected Under Trump to Reopen Cases
6/22/2021
The Justice Department Overturns Policy That Limited Asylum For Survivors Of Violence
6/16/2021
U.S. to expand work permits for immigrants who are crime victims
6/14/2021
Solidarity, esperanza and our future: sisters' dispatches from the border
6/14/2021
Activists Call on Thomson Reuters to Cut Ties with ICE
6/9/2021
“Do Not Come”: VP Harris Sends Anti-Migrant Message in Guatemala, Visits Mexico Amid Deadly Election
6/8/2021
More than 2,100 children separated at border 'have not yet been reunified,' Biden task force says
6/8/2021
‘I’m going to tase this kid’: Government shelters are turning refugee children over to police
6/8/2021
crossing the border has become like a lottery for migrants. Timing is everything. Exclusive: Biden has quietly deployed an app for asylum seekers. Privacy experts are worried
6/2/2021
Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas child-care regulators to yank licenses of facilities housing immigrant kids
6/1/2021
Strict Border Enforcement Policies Put Migrants in Harm’s Way. Title 42 Is No Exception<U+FEFF>.
5/26/2021
Biden administration scraps plans to house "tender age" migrant children at Texas Army base
5/24/2021
Instead of ankle monitors, new app helps track asylum-seekers released in U.S.
5/21/2021
I.C.E. contracts canceled in Bristol County, MA
5/20/2021
U.S. commits to admitting 250 asylum-seekers per day in concession to advocates
5/18/2021
U.S. border closure cracks under pressure from lawsuits, advocates and the easing pandemic
5/17/2021
Six steps to prevent continued crises at the US-Mexico border
5/14/2021
U.S. stops flying migrant families across southern border states amid pressure from advocates
5/12/2021
100 undocumented migrants have died trying to enter U.S. this year
5/11/2021
Over 2,100 children crossed border alone after being expelled with families to Mexico
5/7/2021
The Refugee-Led Coalition Creating Collective Care
5/6/2021
Biden vowed to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, but families are still being separated
5/1/2021
Growing Number of Migrant Families Allowed Into U.S. to Seek Asylum
4/30/2021
Supreme Court sides with undocumented immigrant fighting deportation
4/29/2021
Envían notas de aliento a menores migrantes (sending notes of encouragement to migrant minors: people from across the United States share sincere prayers or testimonies)
4/29/2021
Testimony in El Mozote Massacre Trial Highlights U.S. Cover-up of Mass Killings
4/28/2021
Abandinada después del las deportaciones de mi familia, sigo soñando con salir Adelante en los Estados Unidos (Left behind after my family’s deportations I still dream of making it in America)
4/25/2021
Border crossings leveling off but remain near 20-year high, preliminary April data shows
4/23/2021
The Nuns are going to the border
4/21/2021
What America would look like with zero immigration
4/19/2021
George W. Bush: Immigration is a defining asset of the United States. Here’s how to restore confidence in our system.
4/16/2021
Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden
4/10/2021
The Robert Mueller of Latin America podcast radio
4/10/2021
‘We Are Doomed’: Devastation From Storms Fuels Migration in Honduras climate
4/6/2021
How These Danish Bees Give Hope to Refugees
4/2/2021
Indigenous People’s Human Rights in Migration featuring Juanita Cabrera Lopez (Maya Mam), Luis Marcos (Q'anjob'al Maya), Giovanni Batz (K'iche' Maya). YouTube
3/29/2021
US immigration policy: A classic, unappreciated example of structural racism
3/26/2021
Why the Biden administration must do more to address root causes of migration
3/26/2021
Fate of Homestead detention center in limbo as child border crossings surge
3/18/2021
Letters from an American (historian Heather Cox Richardson on immigration history)
3/13/2021
What border vigilantes taught US right-wing armed groups
3/12/2021
He Was Caught Jaywalking. He Was Almost Deported for It.
3/11/2021
Surge in migrants seeking to cross Mexico borer poses challenge for Biden
3/10/2021
Biden administration scrambles to respond to surge of migrant children at the US border
3/9/2021
Biden Administration Deporting Haitians to a Country in Turmoil
3/9/2021
Breaking Down the Biden Administration's Immigration Policies
3/9/2021
Undoing Trump-Era Policies is Not Enough to Transform the Immigration System
3/8/2021
Joe Biden’s Immigration Policies Must Bring Deportees Back Home to the US
3/4/2021
Biden’s border regime
3/4/2021
A Deportation Nightmare in the Bronx
2/28/2021
Diana Ortiz, Survivor and Witness of the Guatemalan Genocide (1975-2021)
2/26/2021
US can learn a lot from Colombia about giving rights to undocumented immigrants;
2/22/2021
Biden’s Immigration reset
2/19/2021
The word ‘aliens’ has been weaponized against noncitizens for generations. It needs to go.
2/19/2021
What Amanda Gorman Teaches Us About Our Shared America by Viet Thanh Nguyen
2/12/2021
After Three Years in a Church Facing Deportation ‘Today I Have Freedom’
2/10/2021
Colombia Makes ‘Historic’ Decision to Grant Legal Status to 1.7 Million Venezuelan Migrants
2/8/2021
Update from Border Servant Corps)
2/8/2021
(Biden Withdraws From Trump’s Agreements to Send Asylum Seekers to Central America)
2/8/2021
(New rules for ICE point to fewer arrests and deportations, and a more restrained agency)
2/7/2021
Mexico Arrests Police Officers Over Massacre
2/3/2021
(Mexico has stopped accepting some Central American families ‘expelled’ by U.S. along the border)
2/3/2021
Executive orders on family separation and asylum
2/2/2021
How President Biden’s policy shifts are impacting immigrants & Biden rolls back immigration policies with a raft of initiatives
2/2/2021
(The Race to Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Policies)
2/1/2021
Deported mothers waiting to be reunited with their children
2/1/2021
Re-imagining the role of Black migrations in U.S. History
1/29/2021
Promise of Immigration Reform Raises Hoped in Latin America
1/28/2021
Jill Biden to offer input on helping reunite separated immigrant families: report
1/27/2021
(Pink seesaws across the US-Mexican border named Design of the Year 2020)
1/18/2021
(Waking Up from the American Dream)
1/18/2021

Attribution

The resource list was compiled by Lynn Ditchfield with contributions from:

  • Anita Botti
  • Cheri Cluff
  • Michael Ditchfield**
  • Victoria Dryfoos
  • Camila Fernandez
  • Justen Foster
  • Shari Geistfeld**
  • Linda Graham
  • Marissa A. Gutierrez-Vicario
  • Julie Huff**
  • Naomi Ostwald Kawamura
  • Jenik Munafo Khelalfa
  • Roslyn Sue Le Mesurier
  • Kendra Mills
  • Vivian Maria Poey
  • Nadia Sahila
  • Jane Sampaio
  • Guy Michel Telemanque
  • Rachel Toon
  • Others

* - especially informative content

** - special thanks

Funds to help support granted in part by:

  • Mass Cultural Council (MVLCC)
  • Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship