Last night, US President Trump used his first Oval Office address to ramp up a stand-off with Democrats over his demand for a $5.7 billion steel barrier at the southern border, the BBC reported.

Amid stricter immigration controls, a lingering family separation crisis, and a continued flow of children crossing the border alone, kids are ending up in government custody “far longer than they ever have been”—and they’re getting younger, write Vivian Yee and Miriam…

A devastating report from ProPublica recounts profound suffering and agonizing waiting endured by immigrant youth in the US living in 9 federally funded Chicago-area shelters.  

Pregnant women in US immigration detention are being denied medical care, shackled, and abused in detention centers in southwestern states, Buzzfeed reports.   Last December, the Trump administration quietly ended an Obama administration–era directive against detaining…

A lack of affordable health plans for non-citizens is leaving millions of Hispanic immigrants without health insurance nationally. In East Baltimore alone, thousands are facing this plight—even immigrants like Cecilia Ramirez, who has “lawfully present status,” yet is…