For International Migrants Day, Rewire.News asked 11 self-identified migrants and two children of migrants representing nine countries to describe what they believe the world should look like.
"I knew something was wrong after a few minutes," Oliver-Bruno told Rewire.News in a recent interview.
Reproductive Justice Advocate to Request Political Asylum as Trump Administration Tries to Deport Her (Updated)
Alejandra Pablos has defied deportation for eight years, but her political asylum hearing could be the end of the line for her.
Julia Perez Pacheco loves her husband and wants to be with him, but she also needs him.
Following Samuel Oliver-Bruno's arrest over the holiday weekend, advocates claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worked with USCIS to lure Oliver-Bruno out of his sanctuary church to quickly detain and deport him.
According to an autopsy report, the transgender asylum seeker suffered physical abuse before dying in custody.
"The damage Scott Lloyd inflicted on the people he was charged to protect, and to the agency itself, will not be easily erased."
Amar Mergensana continued his strike after other detained people ended their protest, telling advocates he would continue to starve himself until "he either died or was released."
The Trump administration is releasing an unusual number of migrants, with little to no warning to the communities taking them in, in an effort to scare and sway white Republican voters, advocates say.
“Asylum seekers are not threats to national security; their security was threatened and they are doing what any of us would do when your life is in danger,” said a former attorney adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice.
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