Immigration Decoded

You hear the opinions on immigration, but we bring you the facts, faces and context behind immigration policy in the U.S. and its implications.

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Immigration Decoded

Published — October 10, 2019

‘Third country’ deal sends migrants back to the countries they’re fleeing

Critics say new deportation deals with Central American countries violate U.S. asylum laws and will lead to more deaths.

Immigration Decoded

Published — September 5, 2019 Updated — September 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm ET

Homeland Security shifts deportation decisions on sick immigrants to ICE

Immigration Decoded

Published — August 7, 2019

Rhetoric attacking immigrants has been on constant boil for years

Commentary: The El Paso shooter’s alleged anti-Hispanic screed echoes Trump and some media rhetoric.

Immigration Decoded

Published — June 25, 2019

Number of ICE detainees with no criminal record rises sharply, defying Trump rhetoric

Immigration and Employment

Published — May 31, 2019

Employers escape sanctions, while the undocumented risk lives and prosecution

Only 11 people were prosecuted for hiring undocumented workers in the last year. 

Ask Immigration Decoded

Published — May 8, 2019

Data defies Trump’s claims that refugees and asylees burden taxpayers

Researchers found that between 2005 and 2014, refugees and asylees here from 1980 on contributed $63 billion more to government revenues than they used in public services.

Immigration Decoded

Published — March 1, 2019

Babies in poor health at ICE-run detention facility, says complaint

Advocacy groups want mom and kids released from Dilley, Texas center; government says comprehensive care is being provided.

Immigration Decoded

Published — February 19, 2019

Americans’ immigration emergency: Their spouses could be deported, or exiled

With kids in tow, U.S. citizens visit Congress to plead for help.