Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson covers immigrant communities, the people behind city, state, and federal policies, to tell the stories of people who come from around the world to make this region home.

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Arrests of undocumented immigrants in Boston are up 50 percent

By , Globe Staff

The increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year signals that President Trump is pushing to fulfill a campaign vow on bolstering enforcement.

US refugee resettlement program has been nearly dismantled, advocates say

By , Globe Staff

The US refugee resettlement program has been all but dismantled under President Trump, immigration advocates and attorneys said.

Mass. delegation to ‘Dreamers’: GOP controls your fate

By , Globe Staff

Seven members of the 11-member delegation say they’re willing to negotiate with Republicans. But they say that has been difficult.

Baker proposal would let police detain immigrants at request of federal authorities

By , Globe Staff

The governor’s plan would formalize what had been an informal practice during the Obama administration.