Immigration

On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress that would put the U.S.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Becerra was picked in part because he has been the epicenter of the Trump resistance,” says law professor Jessica Levinson.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Can undocumented immigrants be excluded from the Census? That’s the question before the Supreme Court today. The Trump administration is arguing they should be.

Supreme Court hears a big immigration case, Amy Coney Barrett swings the court to the right

Can undocumented immigrants be excluded from the Census? That’s the question before the Supreme Court today. The Trump administration is arguing they should be.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue described the Trump administration’s efforts as “fighting for our farmers, ranchers, and rural America.”

Tariffs, federal assistance, immigration: farming under Trump

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue described the Trump administration’s efforts as “fighting for our farmers, ranchers, and rural America.”

from Good Food

Author Laila Lalami explores identity and belonging in her new memoir, “Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.”

Laila Lalami on what happens when a US border agent gets to decide who looks like a citizen

Author Laila Lalami explores identity and belonging in her new memoir, “Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many people are working from home during this pandemic, so what does that freedom mean for job and housing markets?

LA during the pandemic: Who’s moving in, who’s moving out, and why

Many people are working from home during this pandemic, so what does that freedom mean for job and housing markets?

from Greater LA

Climate change continues to threaten our natural world on an annual basis. Uninhabitable environments could cause the biggest migration in the US since the Great Migration.

Is climate change driving a wave of global migration?

Climate change continues to threaten our natural world on an annual basis. Uninhabitable environments could cause the biggest migration in the US since the Great Migration.

from Life Examined

Crystal Meza knows what it is like to distrust the federal government.   
  “I remember somebody came to my door and he was like, ‘You know, I'm part of the Census,’ Meza said. “And I…

Census count is ending 1 month earlier. What does that mean for an accurate count in Boyle Heights?

Crystal Meza knows what it is like to distrust the federal government.  “I remember somebody came to my door and he was like, ‘You know, I'm part of the Census,’ Meza said. “And I…

from Greater LA

In July, the Supreme Court upheld Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena of Trump’s tax returns.

Manhattan's district attorney suggests he’s investigating Trump for bank and insurance fraud

In July, the Supreme Court upheld Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena of Trump’s tax returns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new investigation found that transporting deportees can spread COVID-19 around America and back in the deportees’ home countries.

How US immigration policy spreads COVID-19 across the nation and world

A new investigation found that transporting deportees can spread COVID-19 around America and back in the deportees’ home countries.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are up to 2.5 million undocumented people living in California.

Only a fraction of undocumented immigrants have received disaster aid from California

There are up to 2.5 million undocumented people living in California.

from Greater LA

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court today said the White House was arbitrary and capricious in trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Dreamers on what Supreme Court’s DACA decision means for them

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court today said the White House was arbitrary and capricious in trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW talks about the Supreme Court’s decisions this week, and how they may indicate a broader pattern.

Supreme Court’s DACA decision: Legal analysis and what it says about the court’s makeup

KCRW talks about the Supreme Court’s decisions this week, and how they may indicate a broader pattern.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

Migrant kids stay in detention centers during COVID-19, government says it’s safer that way

There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A promising job drew Fedelina Lugasan to the U.S. from the Philippines, she’d start her new life with a family she trusted.

The Rescue

A promising job drew Fedelina Lugasan to the U.S. from the Philippines, she’d start her new life with a family she trusted.

from UnFictional

This week, the ACLU of Southern California sued the Department of Homeland Security over health and safety concerns at an ICE facility in Adelanto, California, where more than 1300…

Immigrants at Adelanto ICE facility face COVID-19 danger

This week, the ACLU of Southern California sued the Department of Homeland Security over health and safety concerns at an ICE facility in Adelanto, California, where more than 1300…

from Greater LA

Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.

Coronavirus cancellations cost undocumented housekeepers

Undocumented housekeepers are losing work due to the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t qualify for unemployment income and may not be eligible for government bailout.

from KCRW Features

Starting this week, immigrants who rely on public benefits -- like Medicare, food stamps or public housing -- could be denied a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship. …

Immigrants using public benefits may be denied citizenship

Starting this week, immigrants who rely on public benefits -- like Medicare, food stamps or public housing -- could be denied a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship. …

from Greater LA

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

Supreme Court lets Trump deny green cards to immigrants using public services

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Sundance film festival just ended, and the Oscars are coming up this Sunday. Filmmakers from across the world have been traveling to the U.S.

New visa rules make it tougher for foreign filmmakers to get into the US

The Sundance film festival just ended, and the Oscars are coming up this Sunday. Filmmakers from across the world have been traveling to the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand