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They Were Deported By Trump. Now Biden Wants to Bring Them Back.
The Biden administration will review thousands of deportations, permitting some immigrants back into the U.S.
News • 06.29.2021
How to Decode Biden’s Immigration Blitz
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
The Lowdown • 01.22.2021
The True Costs of Deportation
Even after the Supreme Court ruling sparing DACA, many immigrants can face deportation. Here are the stories of three families where deportation brought financial ruin, mental health crises—and even death.
Feature • 06.22.2020
Migrant Children Still Face Speedy Deportation Hearings in COVID-19 Hotspots
Trump administration presses on with court proceedings, rebuffing pleas from attorneys and advocates.
Coronavirus • 04.10.2020
Colin Absolam, an Immigrant Facing Deportation, Pardoned by Gov. Cuomo
His lawyer said he remained in custody in an ICE detention facility.
News • 01.30.2020
I Did My 25 Years. Now I’m Fighting Another Sentence—Deportation
I barely remember my birthplace, Jamaica, and I have no family left there. Frankly, I’m terrified.
Life Inside • 12.12.2019
Trump Tried to Deport People Faster. Immigration Courts Slowed Down Instead.
A series of policy changes has failed to reduce the ever-growing backlog of cases waiting to be resolved.
News • 07.16.2019
First Step Offers Release for Some Prisoners—But Not Non-Citizens
About 750 federal inmates will be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody starting in mid-July.
News • 06.18.2019
Why We Bear Witness: Speaking Uncomfortable Truths About Immigration
We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American sparks a difficult but honest conversation about the U.S. immigration system.
Commentary • 01.15.2019
What Becoming an American Means Now
The Marshall Project's new film series takes you inside the U.S. immigration system through personal, poignant testimonials.
Commentary • 01.14.2019
We Are Witnesses: Becoming An American
A portrait of the U.S. immigration system in 12 short films.
Feature • 01.14.2019
New York on ICE
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
Feature • 07.23.2018
Citizen? Prove it.
After 22 years, Manuel Herrera discovers that it’s complicated.
Case in Point • 05.21.2018
The Man With the Stolen Name
They know what he did. They just don’t know who he is.
Feature • 05.15.2018
When Your Dad Gets Locked Up—And Then Deported
“It started to sink in that I wouldn’t really get a childhood.”
Life Inside • 05.10.2018
The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Analysis • 03.30.2018
The Day ICE Knocked on My Door
He completed his prison sentence. Then immigration officers came calling.
Life Inside • 02.01.2018
Bridge to Nowhere
Photographer Kirsten Luce captures the challenges facing migrants who arrive at a U.S. border crossing in Laredo, Texas.
The Frame • 01.19.2018
The DOJ Decision That Could Mean Thousands More Deportations
Sessions considers tying the hands of immigration judges.
News • 01.09.2018
Federal Prisons Don’t Even Try to Rehabilitate the Undocumented
The Bureau of Prisons fails to provide basic resources to undocumented prisoners.
Commentary • 10.17.2017
How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants
Recent lawsuits claim the agency is targeting people for deportation based on spurious allegations of gang connections.
News • 08.28.2017
When the U.S. Deports You — And Keeps All Your Stuff
Border officials are supposed to return personal belongings to people who are deported to Mexico but often don’t.
News • 08.08.2017
Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia
Under Trump, an Obama strategy unravels
Feature • 07.30.2017
How ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Are Helping Immigrants Outwit ICE
Communities across the country are defying the Trump administration on immigration.
News • 06.20.2017
How Prosecutors Are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Plans
Some D.A.’s urge new discretion on pleas, sentences.
News • 05.16.2017
Trump’s Radical Departure on Immigration
A softer tone from the White House belies a harsher reality.
Analysis • 03.02.2017
The Opposite of Sanctuary
Where the local lawmen serve as immigration enforcers.
Analysis • 02.20.2017
24,000 Defendants Get a New Chance at Justice in Drug-Lab Scandal
Some deportees gain, too, but no one knows how many are affected.
News • 01.18.2017
Who is ICE Deporting?
Obama’s promise to focus on “felons not families” has fallen short
Analysis • 09.26.2016
The Nonviolent Offenders Congress Forgot
While prison reform gains momentum, the immigration debate remains “tough on crime.”
Analysis • 07.22.2015
The Long and Winding Detainment of Diana Ramos
Why did this undocumented woman spend more than four years in detention?
Feature • 06.17.2015
Get Caught with Pot, Face Deportation
As states loosen marijuana laws, the consequences for noncitizens remain as strict as ever.
News • 06.16.2015