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In limbo, some families in the US with H-1B visas begin to make other plans


The federal government is resolute that it will end a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders authorization to work. They just haven’t said when.

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This is what the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on the border means for people fleeing violence

WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017.

The new DHS plan to gather social media information has privacy advocates up in arms

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Thousands of DACA recipients are scrambling to make the Trump administration’s ‘unworkable and cruel’ deadline

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Janet Napolitano, former US Secretary of Homeland Security, in 2011.

Why a former DHS secretary thinks DACA should continue

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DACA recipients won’t go back into the shadows quietly


Julio Ramos just started medical school, but unless Congress passes laws to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, it’s unclear if he can finish his training. Or pay back the student loans he’s already taken out.

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He’s been deported twice. This third time, his family is leaving the US with him.


Here’s what one family will do to stay together. We’re following their story.

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A private prison company with a troubled past looks to reopen an immigration detention facility in Texas


The Department of Homeland Security has called for more immigration detention facilities to open along the US-Mexico border. And negotiations between a private prison company and the government have already begun in the Rio Grande Valley.

Men walk by a mural that reads "Get the hell of Liberia, Ebola! And don't come back" in Monrovia, Liberia, April 1, 2016.

Ebola is over. Now the US wants a group of West African immigrants to go home.


They were in the US legally due to a statute offered to people from countries in crisis. Now, their crisis is deemed over, but it’s not easy to return home.

An armed police officer patrols on a platform at Milton Keynes station after the terror threat level was raised to critical following a suicide bombing in Manchester.

White House budget slashes program to fight violent extremism at home


Communities keeping an eye out for people at risk of radicalization — that’s helpful to counterterrorism efforts around the world. This week, President Trump proposed cutting the US version of the program.