The Thompsons, originally from Jamaica, spent 843 days living in churches in Philadelphia to avoid deportation. Now they are free, but reentry comes with new challenges.
The president rolled out a plan to overhaul the immigration system on his first day in office. Last week he shifted to talk about a narrower approach. Some advocates feel abandoned.
Monday on Political Rewind: Recent data shows the spread of the virus is slowing in many state, for now. In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp lifted many of the remaining pandemic restrictions placed on Georgia businesses such as gyms, bars and restaurants. Across the state, colleges and universities across the state have yet to announce their plans for the fall semester.
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.
The decision rolls back a Trump administration practice of seizing people who were in courthouses for reasons unrelated to their immigration status.
The two politicians have carried on a furious exchange all week over who is responsible for the surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Their debate on Twitter has been less than diplomatic.
The number of immigrants in detention peaked under former President Donald Trump. Now those detention centers have emptied out, but ICE is still paying more than $1 million a day for empty beds.
Two-thirds of Americans approve of how Biden is handling the pandemic, but only a third approves of how he's dealing with immigration. An increasing number also say they will get vaccinated.
The Asian American community is still grieving a week after the spa killings in Atlanta. Lawmakers speaks to Georgia Rep. Marvin Lim.
Kevin McCarthy's trip comes amid a jump in the number of migrants showing up at the border, especially unaccompanied children.
The deployment highlights an escalation in the Biden administration's response to the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border.
Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion bill on a party-line vote, and Republicans do not appear ready to compromise on infrastructure, voting rights, the minimum wage, immigration or much else.
The Biden administration will offer temporary protected status to people who fear returning to Myanmar after the military coup and ensuing suppression of protesters that has killed at least 70 people.
The swelling number of minors has left CBP scrambling to quickly move children from detention in crude holding cells built to house adult men to temporary shelters appropriate for adolescents.
The change means the wait is over for hundreds of thousands of job-seeking foreigners and those pursuing permanent residency in the U.S. to apply for the coveted immigration documents.