Migratory Notes #218 will be our final newsletter.

Make no mistake: We were determined to continue publishing Migratory Notes under the Biden administration, because we believe that even if the headlines don’t scream in the same way, immigration news is just as important.

Unfortunately, we were not able to secure…


Asylum soars in Mexico; Harris & Trump to the border; Expulsions ease

This photo of protests at LAX accompanied the first Migratory Notes “Introducing a pop-up immigration coverage newsletter,” sent out in January of 2017. This newsletter, #218, will be our last. Photo by Konrad Fielder/ AFP

We are incredibly moved by the outpouring of support we have received from across the United States, Mexico, and beyond since announcing that we are stopping publication of Migratory Notes. We have never before so deeply felt our impact. …


Ghosts of family separation, dismantling Trump policies, legislation heats up

Jennifer Rocha wanted to hear the rustle of her black graduation gown against the bell pepper bushes in the California farm fields,” Vanessa Romo reports for NPR of the University of California, San Diego graduate who chose to take the photos where her parents labored, and where she often worked with them, in the Coachella Valley. Photo by Branden Rodriguez/Instagram @branden.shoots

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“Do not come” and a Dem divide on immigration; “Chinatown Pretty”; tasering an asylum seeking kid

“After a while, clothes became a gateway to learn more about their immigration stories,” Chinatown Pretty author Valerie Luu told NBC Asian America about the book and Instagram account that features portraits of seniors who live in six North American Chinatowns. Photos by Adria Lo

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Heartland Immigration Boom; Maine’s Bantu farmers; Texas disaster?

Jabril Abdi, a Somali Bantu refugee farmer in Maine, is an owner of the state’s first immigrant-owned farming cooperative, reports the Bangor Daily News. Photo credit: New Roots Cooperative Farm

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The lone Central American immigrant in Congress is wary of…


Can Biden keep his refugee promise? ICE deportations lowest on record/ Border Patrol out of $$?

This 1924 headline is part of a recently developed New York Times immigration lesson plan built from the paper’s coverage going back to 1852.

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Last fall, a green bean facility in Wisconsin was the site…


Immigration lawyers under surveillance; Global pandemic refugees; ICE ordered to stop detention at two county jails

After more than two years sequestered in a Virginia church, Maria Chavalan Sut, an asylum seeker from Guatemala, received a stay of removal in her deportation proceedings. “Her first wish: to see the river,” Jessie Higgins writes in Charlottesville Tomorrow. In Detroit, an Albanian man who sought refuge in a local church for over three years received a humanitarian visa, reports Detroit News. Photo credit: Mike Kropf/Charlottesville Tomorrow

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Two years ago NBC reporters in San Diego uncovered records of…


Harris’ silence on border; shadowy new wave of caravan organizers; opaque network of shelters

A former DIY music and art space in Chicago has become a sanctuary for LGBTQ aslyum-seekers released from immigration detention, reports City Bureau. Photo by Samantha Cabrera Friend.

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Since 2018, “shadowy figures who traffic in disinformation and exploit social…


Mothers who melt ICE; Death at Tyson; Refugee cap ⬆

Immigration attorneys are increasingly women. Immigrants Defense Advocates created a children’s book on mothers who do immigrant rights work. Proceeds from sales go to the organization. Illustration by Jackie Gonzalez.

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At the beginning of the pandemic, the meatpacking industry successfully lobbied…

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