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Immigration

Posted by Paul Brennan | Sep 20, 2017

There’s been a lot of confusion over the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since Sept. 5, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 12, 2017

Francois LeFranc, 45, lingers over breakfast in the dining room of the NAV Centre, an Ontario hotel and conference center on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dressed in...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Sep 1, 2017

Iowa City has joined the city of Chicago’s legal fight against a controversial Trump administration immigration policy.

Posted by Julia Davis | Jun 20, 2017

Leading the way Community organizer Hanadi Elshazali in front of her office. Photo by Zak Neumann Hanadi Elshazali will always remember what it felt like to go to work on...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 15, 2017

The first annual Eastern Iowa Refugee Summit will begin Friday morning and go through Saturday afternoon with a series of discussions and events aimed at celebrating the various cultures refugees...

Posted by Andrea Chapela | May 2, 2017

En mayo del 2015 cuatro personas llegaron a West Liberty con cámaras y micrófonos para filmar las clases bilingües en español y en inglés en la escuela primaria y entrevistar...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 1, 2017

After hearing comments from Iowa City residents, the Iowa City Community School Board moved forward with an effort to support and protect immigrant students and families. Iowa City residents spoke...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at the Eastern Iowa Airport Sunday, Jan. 29. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Nearly 200 protesters gathered at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids on Sunday in the...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Nov 17, 2016

Students and community members march from the Pentacrest to the Iowa City Council chambers. The students wanted to bring their compliants to the city council members after feeling ignored by...

Illustration by Marcus Parker
Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 4, 2016

Illustration by Marcus Parker Shouts and cheers in a mix of French and occasional English rang out on Coe College’s Clark Field in Cedar Rapids last month as soccer players...

Illustration by Nathan Wilson
Posted by Benjamin Kuperman | Apr 21, 2016

José Orduña reading Prairie Lights -- Thursday, Apr. 21 at 7 p.m. José Orduña -- illustration by Nathan WilsonIn José Orduña's recently published debut, The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir...

Sudan to Iowa City
Posted by Julia Davis | Jun 26, 2015

From the busy street of Mormon Trek Boulevard in Iowa City, the Pheasant Ridge Apartment Complex looks like an assortment of dull brick and...

Iowa City's Ped Mall
Posted by Drew Bulman | Mar 17, 2015

Community members and youth leaders will gather on the Ped Mall today at 4 p.m. in response to the recent detainment of several area residents by Immigration...

Petition signature on delivery
Posted by John Miller | Mar 12, 2015

At 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, Max Villatoro, pastor of a local Mennonite Church and father of four, was taken from his home and detained in the Linn County Jail...