ICE will investigate deaths, but advocates question impact of new policy

Martin Vargas Arellano contracted COVID-19 while in the Adelanto Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center. Vargas Arellano had been in immigration detention since 2019. Though a judge had ordered Vargas Arellano’s release at the beginning of the pandemic, citing his pre-existing health conditions, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement refused to release him after his housing …

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Charles Lewis takes new role

Charles Lewis will remain with IRW as emeritus executive editor as the newsroom transitions to new leadership, following his retirement at the end of the year from the faculty at American University.

‘Documented Dreamers’ weigh next steps

Documented Dreamers are immigrants who are younger than other groups and enter the United States legally through one or both of their parents, who come here on work visas known as H1B visas. But what happens when they turn 21?