A personal tragedy forces a narcotics officer to rethink his stance on the drug war.
Kevin Simmers locked up hundreds of drug users—including his own daughter—while the opioid epidemic raged. Now he wants 24-hour treatment on demand.
Immigrant children separated from their parents can spend months, even years, in American foster homes. There have even been rare cases in which state officials have authorized permanent adoptions without notifying deported parents.
A bonus video for Masthead members. And Jeremy Raff reflects on his documentary, The Separated.
U.S. border guards took a 6-year-old Honduran boy from his mother, and ultimately returned a deeply traumatized child.
An unflinching look at one family's experience being forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of immigrants in Columbus, Ohio face an ICE crackdown.
An upcoming Atlantic documentary follows a pro bono attorney on her quest to help a migrant mother get her son back.
After the immigrant detention center in Raymondville closed down, the local economy took a dive. Officials hope its reopening will bring an influx of cash and jobs.
Immigrants and lawyers say the agency is trying to “coerce or confuse” detainees into thinking deportation is the only way to get their kids back.
Children who experienced the “icebox” say they didn’t know if they would see their parents again.
Migrant children describe crossing the border and spending days in a detention center.
From behind bars, a father searches for one of the 2,000 kids still separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Families fleeing gang violence are stuck at a pedestrian bridge between the U.S. and Mexico. They’re hungry, exhausted, and scared for their lives.
Fleeing violence, a family faces the Trump administration's crackdown.
Rejecting members of MS-13 is the centerpiece of the president’s immigration strategy. But it’s not easy to tell who’s really in a gang.
Joe Arpaio made his name by building a harsh jail in the desert. Now, Trump is promising to take his punitive approach to immigration national.
“U.S. history is not about the nation of immigrants.”
Although only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are black, they make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds.
The former Maricopa County Sheriff—convicted of criminal contempt, and then pardoned by the president—is still seeking the limelight.