Several prisons and jails threatened with closure in Louisiana have started housing asylum seekers and other migrants over the past year, making the state an unlikely epicenter for immigrant detention.

Read more

The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 was seen as largely symbolic when President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law. But in the decades since, the measure has led to a significant immigration demographic shift in America.

Read more

The Trump administration is shifting some of the caretaking of migrant children toward the private sector instead of the largely religious-based nonprofits that have long cared for migrant children, an AP/PBS investigation found.

Read more

The U.S. population gained immigrants last year at the slowest pace since 2008, according to an analysis of census data. President Trump’s approach to immigration is seen as the likely cause.

Read more

In the first episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration podcast, we discuss how Houston has struggled through a shortage of construction workers to rebuild itself after Hurricane Harvey.

Read more

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” broke down the four major paths to legal immigration in the United States on its Sept. 15 episode. Do you think that people who want to come to America should just “get in line”? If only it were that simple.

Read more

Tens of thousands of Salvadorans already in the United States have played a crucial role in construction in and around Washington, D.C., as well as in other cities. Now their legal status has been revoked and they are fighting deportation.

Read more

President Trump’s policy that bars most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States is similar to one used by Australia since 2012 and another tried by Europe in 2016.

Read more

While lawmakers are entangled in a seemingly unending debate over immigration, new research indicates that immigration has numerous economic benefits for the U.S. workforce.

Read more

Just as the Trump administration has sought to limit both legal and illegal immigration generally, it has tried to make it harder to gain U.S. citizenship by serving in the military. That’s a sharp break from the past.

Read more

Shifting money already allocated for other military construction has a range of political, legal and national security consequences. Here’s how.

Read more

Experts and employers discuss how the labor shortage in agriculture, construction and other industries affects the economy and what it says about the U.S. immigration system.

Read more

What’s so striking about President Trump’s slate of immigration-related controversies is that none of it should come as a surprise. This is how Trump won the 2016 election and has governed. So the question for Republicans becomes, is this how your party will be known from now on?

Read more

Current and former officials, judges, lawyers and advocates for asylum seekers say that Homeland Security officials implementing the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy appear to be violating U.S. law, and the human cost is rising.

Read more

The Trump administration has released a regulation that will allow it to detain migrant children indefinitely. Here are four things to know about the new rule.

Read more

Less than two weeks after the seventh season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” premiered, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a real-life hotline intended for immigrants who can’t afford attorneys. To the nonprofit organization, the timing is not a coincidence.

Read more

Restaurants, farms and other businesses say they need more foreign workers. And economic growth may depend on it, given lower American birthrates.

Read more

You probably have come across multiple comments describing how immigration, and more specifically undocumented workers, have contributed to Social Security's financial malaise. But what’s the real story?

Read more

The history of the public charge provision in U.S. immigration law is fraught with arbitrary interpretation, expansive application and outright discriminatory treatment towards vulnerable immigrant populations.

Read more

Supporters of the E-Verify system have repeatedly presented it as a silver bullet that will solve illegal immigration. Will they confront the reality that this system did not prevent the hiring of undocumented immigrants in Mississippi and elsewhere?

Read more