Netflix’s “Immigration Nation” Sheds Light on Horror, Cruelty of U.S. Immigration

A new Netflix six-part documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system—so nuanced, in fact, that the Trump administration pressured the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” to remove particularly horrific scenes and even to delay its release until after the November elections.

Join a live conversation with the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” on August 19 at 9:00 a.m. PT/noon ET.

How Trump’s “Makeshift” COVID-19 Response Worsened the Border Crisis

At the U.S.-Mexico border, COVID-19 has amplified and magnified fractured health care systems on both sides.

Considering the border region’s unique vulnerabilities and the need for close binational cooperation in meeting the border’s public health challenges, you’d think the U.S. government would support an agency it designed just for this purpose. But no. The Department of Health and Human Services dumped the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) in 2017.

An American Mother on Asylum: Trump’s New Rules Would Have Rewritten My Story

“When we were granted asylum, we were finally able to live in safety and peace.

“My heart sank earlier this month when I learned that other women and girls may not have the same access to safety that we did. The Trump administration wants to make major changes to the rules for asylum law.

“If these rules were in effect when I sought asylum in 2011, I would not have been granted.”