Jessica sits in a family member's apartment in Queens. An undocumented trans woman, Jessica was arrested on prostitution charges in July. The charges were dismissed but she fears the arrest could impede her path to legal immigration status. Photo: Scott Heins for Documented

Surge in Prostitution Related Loitering Charges Affects Undocumented Immigrants

Loitering arrests have gone up more than 180 percent in the first ten months of 2018.

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REAL ID: Appointment Requirements, Cost, and How to Get One

A REAL ID is a federally compliant DMV issued driver's license, learner permit or non-driver ID that will be required after May 2023 to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings. Here is information regarding what it is, how to make appointments, it's requirements. and how to get it.

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Migrant Children Still Stuck in Temporary Shelters for Months

Plus: Asylum seekers report 'horrible' conditions at immigration jail, undocumented crime victims get second chance at work permits.

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Chaotic Reopening of Immigration Courts Make New York Immigrants Fear Deportations

All hearings were cancelled when two of New York’s immigration courts closed due to the pandemic. Now, they’re reopening and advocates worry notices about the new hearings are not reaching immigrants in legal proceedings.