Thousands of people in Melbourne, Australia, took to the streets on March 20 during a protest demanding that refugees not be sent to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea or to the republic of Nauru. Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Pablo Ramirez, left, with his family in Los Angeles. Since moving to San Francisco for college, Pablo has become less tolerant when he notices racial slights directed against his family. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Adrian Florido/NPR
Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On 'The Obama Effect'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473997323/475057584" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Immigration activists rally in Miami ahead of the Supreme Court hearing arguments on President Obama's executive actions on immigration Monday. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Getty Images
Supreme Court Weighs Obama's Executive Action On Immigration
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/474376140/474639403" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shelter actors (left to right) Emilio Garcia Sanchez, Peter Mark, Jonathan Bangs, Cynthia Callejas, Jazmen-Bleu Gutierrez, Andres Velez and Moriah Martel. Steven Gunther hide caption

toggle caption Steven Gunther
Child Migrants' Harrowing Journey Brought To Life On Stage
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473416755/473416756" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hundreds protest President Obama's immigration policy, marching to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix in 2013. Many Latinos who supported the president have become frustrated by his administration. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ross D. Franklin/AP

Ibrahim Parlak [center] at the Cafe Gulistan, his restaurant in Harbert, Mich., during a candlelight vigil on Dec. 23, 2015. An ethnic Kurd from Turkey, Parlak came to the U.S. in 1991 and received political asylum. But U.S. immigration authorities are now trying to deport him to Turkey, which says he fought against the state in the 1980s. Courtesy of Charles Osgood Photography hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Charles Osgood Photography
A Friendly Cafe Owner In Michigan ... Or A Militant From Turkey
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468732559/470120008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Matailong Du/NPR
The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469478098/469522640" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alfredo Trejo, 18, came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 2014 as an unaccompanied minor and now lives with his aunt in Virginia. He applied for asylum, and, like many others, he says he fled persecution from gang members in San Salvador. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption David Gilkey/NPR

Alfredo Trejo, 18, came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 2014 as an unaccompanied minor and now lives with his aunt in Virginia. He applied for asylum, and, like many others, he says he fled persecution from gang members in San Salvador. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption David Gilkey/NPR

Chefs at work in the kitchen of a restaurant in New York's Chinatown, circa 1940. For many Chinese, opening up restaurants became a way to bypass U.S. immigration laws designed to keep them out of the country. Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

Pedro Figueroa, 31, reported his car stolen. When San Francisco law enforcement officers found out there was a warrant for his arrest, they called federal immigration officials. Courtesy of Jon Rodney hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Jon Rodney
Man Reports Car Stolen, Ends Up In Deportation Limbo
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465278302/466898745" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The American flag, seen through the columns of the Supreme Court building, blows in the wind on Feb. 13. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jon Elswick/AP
On The Docket, In Limbo: Scalia's Death Casts Uncertainty On Key Cases
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466752491/466783910" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Patrons of the the New World Mall in Flushing ride the escalator from the food court. The Queens neighborhood has become a hot spot for northern Chinese immigrants in the past few years. The trend has brought a cultural wave of influence on the food and business markets in the community. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Cameron Robert/NPR
Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New York
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463857599/464469876" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in November 2014. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Pool/Getty Images

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent detains an immigrant in October 2015. Though the Department of Homeland Security says it is looking for recent arrivals, criminals and people with deportation orders, that hasn't reassured immigrants like Giovanni. "It's still scary," he says. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images
Deportations, Rumors Stir Fear Among Immigrants
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463400563/463405771" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
iStockphoto.com
Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463405722/463405723" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript