Walls We Don't See

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Liberia was founded by people enslaved in the US. Advocates say the US should not end an immigration program that helps them.

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A small immigration program for Liberians in the US will expire at the end of March. Minnesota economists and health care companies say their losing immigration status will have an outsized effect.

Someone waves goodbye to a bus and a speech bubble says "Bye! Have fun with grandma!" in this cartoon.

A family tries to immigrate to the US, but first, they must live separate lives

School project of child's hand prints with poem, "When I'm grown and far away, these little hands with you will stay"

As Trump ends Obama-era protections for Salvadorans, a family in Minnesota has few good options to stay together

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With smuggling costs skyrocketing, parents balance risk and debt for their children’s future

In this cartoon, a young boy is swinging from monkey bars and a piece of paperwork from Immigration is at his right

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they’ll ever be together again

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She escaped violence in El Salvador, but there’s little time or resources to heal while seeking asylum in the US


The Trump administration wants immigrants to stop using public benefits, but many immigrants are already severely restricted from receiving assistance with food, health and child care. Even when they are at their most vulnerable.

A woman holding a baby waits in line, above an open helping hand is extended.

Make your way through the maze of seeking asylum in the US


What would you do if you were a victim of domestic violence seeking safety in the US? Follow the asylum process for a young woman and her daughter in this interactive.

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Follow along: Forms, fees and an interview for a US Diversity Lottery Program ‘winner’


President Donald Trump is calling for an end to the Diversity Visa Program. Millions enter, but only 50,000 ‘win’ each year. Here’s the story of one person who ‘won’.

In this cartoon, a frowning boy in a pointed birthday hat sits in front of a cake with '21' written on it.

You’re a young student and your visa is tied to your parents. You’re about to age out. What do you do next?


When Nikhil turns 21, he can no longer stay on his visa. How can he stay in the US and finish school?

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The children of H-1B visa holders are growing up — and still waiting for green cards


The Dattas came from India to teach American children in a Mississippi school. But because of their visas, they worry their own child won’t be able to study in the US.