Immigration

Searching for the lost: The people called to find missing migrants
Searching for the lost: The people called to find missing migrants
Many Aguilas del Desierto volunteers once crossed the dangerous desert in the Borderlands themselves.
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
Anxiety and hope in wildfire-prone Oregon
Anxiety and hope in wildfire-prone Oregon
How might we live in the reality of our climate?
La clase trabajadora le está dando nueva vida a los sindicatos
La clase trabajadora le está dando nueva vida a los sindicatos
En Los Angeles, un movimiento crece a pesar de la administración de Trump.
How low-wage immigrant workers are reviving unions
How low-wage immigrant workers are reviving unions
In Los Angeles, a steady movement takes hold under the Trump administration.
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
How a town dependent on incarceration came to be and what that meant for one asylum-seeker.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
The making of a California prison town.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
¿Qué debe hacer una comunidad para proteger a sus migrantes?
¿Qué debe hacer una comunidad para proteger a sus migrantes?
Un condado conservador en Colorado se enfrenta a una nueva realidad política.
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
A ride-along with LAPD shows how tricky community policing can be.
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
In Yakima, Washington, anxious migrant farmers worry about deportation.
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
In an unlikely twist, a gun law arms opponents of Trump’s immigration policy.
En Los Angeles, los nuevos edictos crean confusión
En Los Angeles, los nuevos edictos crean confusión
¿Quiénes son bienvenidos en los Estados Unidos de Trump?
In Los Angeles, Trump edicts spread confusion
In Los Angeles, Trump edicts spread confusion
Who is welcome in today’s America?
What should a community do to protect its immigrants?
What should a community do to protect its immigrants?
A conservative county in Colorado grapples over a new political reality for its refugee and immigrant residents.
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
Terrain along the Mexico border ignores the man-made divide.
Western court in the crosshairs again
Western court in the crosshairs again
The 9th Circuit Court rules against Trump, and a debate to break it up reignites.
The Western origins of the sanctuary movement
The Western origins of the sanctuary movement
Churches in the West are once again at the forefront of a grassroots effort to save immigrants from deportation.
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
Climate change is exacerbating illegal immigration.
Trump gets to replace judge who blocked his travel ban
Trump gets to replace judge who blocked his travel ban
Federal Judge James Robart is among three Washington judges up for replacement.
An island from the past
An island from the past
Teow Lim Goh’s poetry revisits a dark place in the West’s immigration history.
When crossing the border is your daily commute
When crossing the border is your daily commute
A day in the life of agricultural laborers whose work and lives straddle the Arizona-Mexican border.
Harry Reid exits the ring
Harry Reid exits the ring
In an era of political gridlock, Congress loses a leader who got things done for the West.
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