Dinora Hernandez’s three children make bracelets at home in Oakland, California. Every Tuesday, Hernandez heads to a local food bank, assistance that allows her to wire cash to family in El Salvador.
In all, people worldwide sent a total of $540 billion home last year, only dropping by 1.6% from 2019 — a smaller drop than during the 2009 global financial crash. 
Advocates gather outside the county building in McHenry County, Woodstock, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Without a federal mandate to end immigration detention in county jails and private detention centers, advocates continue turn to local and state lawmakers to act.
Street shot showing sign pointing to the USA, with a white truck driving down road, and colorful letters spelling Sonoyta, against backdrop of hills.
Single adults make up about 80% of border apprehensions — and men are in the majority — when trying to cross into the United States.
Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers
A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.
A hand holds up a cartoon in front of the Capitol dome of the Statue of Liberty hugging a Muslim hijabi girl.
Many refugees have already been vetted and approved for entry, but President Joe Biden has yet to make an official commitment to rebuilding the US refugee program. 
An attendee at the House Homeland Security Committee field hearing at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, holds a sign written in English and Spanish, stating "Let us work," Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. 
The new US-Mexico-Canada agreement paves a clear pathway for some workers in Mexico to unionize and also file labor complaints directly with governments. In March, two women petitioned Mexico and the US on gender and pay discrimination allegations.
Houston plumber Eduardo Dolande said he had to cut holes in his bathroom ceiling to reach broken pipes during the Texas freeze.
Three weeks after the devastating winter freeze, Texans are facing major home repairs, and many still don’t have running water. Immigrants will play an outsized role in helping families get their housing back in order, while also dealing with destruction in their own communities.
An inmate wearing an orange suit mops near blue plastic bags inside a detention center.
Advocates say that ending the migrant detention system is one more piece of the puzzle in achieving racial justice and ending migrant abuse. 
Nora Vargas is the newly elected vice chair of the powerful San Diego Board of Supervisors.
Latinos haven’t historically had representation on the board.
 Two people stand at a protest with a loud speaker in their hands.
The Latinx Therapists Action Network, with a presence in 20 US states, works with therapists committed to supporting immigrant communities and the movements allied with them.