In a stunning reversal, Haitian migrants who gathered in Texas to seek asylum were reportedly not facing deportations and being allowed to stay in the U.S. after outrage grew from Border Patrol agents on horseback appearing to whip them.

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators called for Haitians in the U.S. to remain under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation.

Politics

Black immigrants like those from Haiti are of particular concern to immigration activists worried about the Biden administration deporting them to nations either mired in conflict, poverty, both or worse.

Kristen Gray, a Black American woman accused of bragging in a Twitter thread about living in the Indonesian resort of Bali during the pandemic, is facing deportation for that same social media activity, according to reports.

Undocumented African immigrants are more vulnerable to deportation because of the racially biased criminal justice system.

Nation

ICE seems to be stepping up its enforcement game, purportedly first going after “criminals”—or those caught up in the nation’s notoriously unjust criminal justice system. They are starting to arrest defendants at criminal courts.

Politics

For Seleste Wisniewski and her four children, President Barack Obama’s decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the November elections could have real consequences. It could mean her husband will be deported to Mexico in the next few days. Wisniewski’s husband, Pedro Hernandez Ramirez, was notified last week that his one-year reprieve from […]