James Goodman


James Goodman is a freelance writer based in Rochester, New York.

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Lawyers for Civil Rights

Climate change, pollution, and violence drive people to the U.S. border, even with no promise of a path to citizenship. Read more


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Carlos Bernate

Policies and activism that work to shelter undocumented immigrants have spread across the country—and are remarkably effective. Read more


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Grassroots Leadership

Communities across the country push back on immigration prisons. Read more


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A determined detainee stands up for her rights, with a little help from her friends. Read more


Private companies want to build new immigrant detention facilities, but communities around Chicago are stopping them in their tracks. Read more


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Veterans resisted the induction of the activist and actress into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But women won out. Read more

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Migrant Justice

Across the nation, states and communities creatively resist the Trump mandate against immigration. Read more


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A journalist fights detention and deportation by ICE. Read more



Arizona State University

He offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse. Read more


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Gladi Aguilar

Asylum seekers at official ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border are running into countless obstacles and rejections, part of a “horrendous and blatantly illegal” effort to discourage those seeking safe haven. Read more


Many migrants with Temporary Protected Status have called the U.S. home for over a decade. Some have joined a twelve-week, cross-country “Journey for Justice” tour to let people know why they want to stay. Read more

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Rita Gaither

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. “She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive,” her teacher says. Read more

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Trump’s assault on the immigration courts. Read more



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She sought help for domestic violence but, without social support, an immigrant’s search for a better life took a deadly turn. Read more


Arely Tomas is living on the edge, never knowing what a knock on her door brings, or if her routine check-ins at an ICE office will result in a one-way deportation ticket. The work of immigration rights activists has never been more important. Read more

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James Goodman

Reyes-Herrera was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over in a traffic stop last June. That was the beginning of the end. Read more

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Jesse Lenz

Saikou Touray learned the hard way how tough it is for people from other countries fleeing danger in the age of Donald Trump. Read more