Issue 15 May 21, 2017
The Immigrant Journey is a hand-picked collection of top news, blog posts, and resources from around the web. Our goal is to provide you with an overview of issues faced by immigrants and their families – without the noise and fluff of the internet – in the fast moving world of immigration law and politics.
Equitable exchange and dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal dignity of all cultures is the essential prerequisite for constru
"She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was."
Americans often tell immigrants to "get in line" to come to the US. For many people, there is no line.
A human rights group says that Customs and Border Protection is breaking U.S. law by turning away people seeking asylum.
Refused admission by public universities and unable to get funding from private ones, aspiring students find another way.
Almost 30 years before Linda Brown and her parents took on the Topeka Board of Education in Brown v. Board of Education, Martha Lum’s parents Jeu Gong and Katherine sued to try to stop Rosedale, Mississippi, from barring their Chinese-American children from the local “white” school.
The Immigration Court backlog keeps rising. As of the end of April 2017, the number of cases waiting for a decision had reached an all-time high of 585,930.
Lithuania's foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius, confirmed his country gave asylum to two men who fled from Chechnya because of persecution because of their sexuality.
A new report based on data obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request shows startling statistics. 65,000 immigrants a year are detained in California in 15 facilities. 68% are unrepresented. (And approximately 47% of detainees had U.S. citizen children.)
An adoption-for-citizenship scam, perhaps the nation’s largest, run by an Elk Grove businessman recruited many of its victims at churches.