The Investigative Reporting Workshop tracked immigration policy changes, executive orders and court decisions during the Trump administration and will do the same under President Biden.
Recent immigration stories from IRW:
- Key changes during the Trump administration.
- What families said they might do last fall when the election loomed large.
- How both sides used immigration during the campaign.
- A 50-state look at immigration laws in 2019.
We’ve been tracking the federal administration’s changes in policy and guidelines for new immigrants. We’ve done this through blog posts, such as How Trump is shaping immigration policy and 30,000 across from White House demand ‘families belong together.’
Other stories from the archives:
“The New Americans” looked at the San Diego school system, which has taken in thousands of immigrants and refugees over the last few years, and helped them thrive in school. But not all schools and school budgets were created equal, and other questions, such as the high cost of housing, has hurt the transition to a new country for many people.
Several years ago, we published “The Hole,” a project produced with The New York Times about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention centers around the country. The program, stories and videos led to several policy reviews:
- ICE directive says solitary should be ‘last resort’ for immigrant detainees
- DHS to review use of solitary
- Immigration advocates call for limits on solitary confinement
- New rules to help immigrants
We also previously co-produced a PBS FRONTLINE documentary, “Lost in Detention.”
Our reporting revealed sex abuse of detained immigrants.