immigrant taxes
First published May 23, 2019; last updated April 19, 2024. In a word: yes.  People who demonize immigrants often claim that they are “takers” who “don’t even pay taxes.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Immigrants, regardless of immigration status, are on the hook for a variety of... Continue »
Great Replacement Theory
Listen to this article: If you’ve heard Republican elected officials or members of the right-wing media talk about immigrants lately, you’ve probably heard some version of the Great Replacement Theory. The Great Replacement Theory, also known as “white replacement theory” or just “replacement theory” is, in short, a conspiracy... Continue »
tom homan
Written by Gladis Garcia and Javier Jimenez Originally published March 30, 2018; last updated March 22, 2024 Tom Homan was the former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration agency responsible for arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, from 2017 to 2018. Since leaving the... Continue »
Haitian flag
On March 12, Haiti’s acting prime minister, Ariel Henry, resigned, leaving the country without a government and causing fears that the country is headed toward crisis and total collapse. Henry stepped down after a gang insurrection prevented his return to Haiti after a trip overseas. The insurrection cut off... Continue »
Dreamers, DACA recipients, and children
WHAT IS A DREAMER?  When it comes to immigration and immigration reform, a “Dreamer” or “DREAMer” refers to an immigrant youth who was brought to the US as a minor and who remains undocumented. The term is somewhat outdated, as many prefer to be called “immigrant youth” or “young... Continue »
Rally-goers discuss what's happening with DACA in the courts.
Read the first half of this post (explaining DACA and Dreamers) here. WHEN TRUMP ENDED DACA Since DACA was created through an executive order, presidents after Obama technically had the authority to rescind the program at any time. On September 5, 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-President Donald... Continue »
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week unveiled his immigration plan. It’s ugly and extreme,  pushing cruel and deadly proposals that are a reflection of the Republican Party’s race to the bottom on immigration. The recently passed DeSantis anti-immigrant law in Florida is already facing massive blowback from Florida communities... Continue »
What are workplace raids?  According to NILC, after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was created, employers were supposed to be penalized for hiring unauthorized workers. While the rule was set in place to target employers, it has primarily been undocumented immigrants, their families, and communities... Continue »
Last Updated: May 3, 2023 WHAT IS TITLE 42? Title 42 is part of U.S. health law, specifically Section 262 of U.S. Code Title 42, which prohibits entry into the United States when the Director for Disease Control believes “there is a serious danger to the introduction of [a... Continue »
By Catalina Correa Párraga Latest Update: On March 18, 2021, the United States House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act in a bipartisan vote, bringing millions of immigrants one step closer to a path to U.S. citizenship.  The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 would provide more... Continue »