Anabel Mendoza is a Chicago native and graduate student studying social justice and investigative journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is currently working as a reporter covering immigration for the Medill DC Bureau. 

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Despite ‘On Fire’ Conditions, Children Remain in ICE Custody

by Shirin Ali, by Anabel Mendoza 07-31-2020

ICE detention facility in Karnes County. Public domain.

Earlier this month, a California judge ordered the release of more than 100 migrant children from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, but after ICE failed to meet specific prerequisites to release the children, the judge declared her order was “unenforceable,” leaving children in detention.

Left in Limbo: International Students Grapple with Uncertainty Following ICE Ban

by Anabel Mendoza 07-13-2020

Image via REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s recent moves to restrict foreign work visas and suspend migration along the Mexican and Canadian borders, many are calling ICE’s order “xenophobic” and another example of the administration’s attempt to exclude non-U.S. citizens.