A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Teens' tortured road to asylum in America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… om violence so chilling her family thought it better to smuggle her to the United States in the spring of 2013. “Two years ago a friend of mine died in a very c …"

"… whatever they need to say to get to stay here because the President of the United States has told them, in no uncertain terms: If they get here, he won’t enforce …"

"… illed him. She also said she was threatened for testifying and fled to the United States. Her case had previously reached the Board of Immigration Appeals, the BI …"

"… , fearing his son would be killed, arranged to have him smuggled up to the United States. The asylum officer asked Francisco details about various parts of his st …"

League of nations lobbying immigration bill

By Adam Wollner

Immigration reform bill attracting special interests from all corners of the globe.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… don’t further regulate the au pair industry.   The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform committed $40,000 to lobbying on the legislation in the year’s fi …"

New immigration bill provides ray of hope for separated families

By Susan Ferriss

New immigration bill may ease years-long 'bars' that have split spouses and children

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Diego":

"… e border twice in the 1990s, and had been caught once.   A family in San Diego interviewed by the Center, headed by T.J. and Maythe Barbour of San Diego, …"

"… San Diego interviewed by the Center, headed by T.J. and Maythe Barbour of San Diego, is struggling with a 20-year bar that Maythe was given after a police off …"

Witnesses tell Congress that Americans, legal residents’ families suffer due to immigration laws

By Susan Ferriss

Representatives from American Families United testified before House Judiciary subcommittee on hardships of immigration bars

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… president of American Families United, told members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, which is under the Judiciary Committee.  Americ …"

Mental-health study of U.S. kids affected by surge in deportations

By Susan Ferriss

As Congress debates immigration reform, mental-health investigators urge legislators to consider children's welfare.

Reporter talks to NPR about immigration laws

By The Center for Public Integrity

Center's Susan Ferriss discusses 'Separated by Law' on 'Talk of the Nation'

Feds announce new rules for legalizing undocumented spouses

By Susan Ferriss

Feds announce changes to address issues raised in Center report

Most eligible for Obama undocumented program already working

By Susan Ferriss

Aug. 15 start date for undocumented youths ages 15 to 30 to apply for deportation reprieve

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… r deputy counsel, doubted that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, if elected in November, would move to eliminate the program right away. …"

LA school abuse investigation runs into immigration fears

By Susan Ferriss

Undocumented parents say they fear deportation if they talk about accused teacher

FACT CHECK: Romney’s ‘magnet’ charge attracts scrutiny

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential front-runner referred to a number of U.S. policies as 'magnets' for illegal immigration

Temporary foreign worker program has long-term problems

By Laurel Adams

The temporary foreign worker program, known as the H—1B visa, allows educated workers in specialty occupations to work in the United States

Lack of progress on immigration reform

By The Center for Public Integrity

A path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States still out of reach

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… he 14 House Republicans who lost their seats were members of the get-tough Immigration Reform Caucus. If another opportunity opens for Immigration reform, howeve …"