Massoud Hayoun, Pacific Standard

Massoud Hayoun

Pacific Standard

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Massoud:

Motel 6 Will Settle a Suit Over Its Cooperation With ICE

The $10 million settlement will be paid out to guests whose names were handed over to ICE in minimum damages of $75. → Read More

Oregon Will Make Undocumented People Eligible for Drivers' Licenses Again

Thirteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow those in the country illegally to get licenses. → Read More

Dallas Will Foot the Bill for Undocumented Immigrants' Attorneys

The Sixth Amendment does not guarantee representation in immigration court, so immigrants facing deportation rarely have lawyers. → Read More

The Forgotten History of Jewish Arab Life

I was raised on recollections of a lost world that had existed for as long as we could remember—only to end suddenly in my grandparents' generation. → Read More

Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Are Afraid to Go to Law Enforcement Under Trump

Trump-era developments in policy and enforcement have discouraged immigrant survivors of abuse from seeking justice, a new survey finds. → Read More

Florida Passed an Anti-Sanctuary Bill, but It Doesn't Have Any Sanctuary Cities

Economists warn the new law could cost the state over $120 million in taxes, and $3.5 billion in GDP. → Read More

ICE Is Failing to Screen the Veterans Among Those It Deports

Veterans are not receiving appropriate review before being placed in removal proceedings, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. → Read More

ICE Continues to Arrest Immigrants at Their Hearings for Legal Residency Status

Experts say detaining immigrants at appointments with authorities discourages them from cooperating with law enforcement. → Read More

As American Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Mosques Have Ramped Up Security

A rise in Islamophobic hate crimes during the Trump presidency has led to increased law-enforcement presence at places of worship. → Read More

Maine Banned Native American Mascots in Public Schools

Efforts to get privately owned teams like the Redskins and the Cleveland Indians to drop offensive mascots may have stalled, but states can enact bans in the public sector. → Read More

The U.S. Is Denying Citizenship to Service Members at an Unprecedented Rate

Non-citizens in the military are now denied citizenship more frequently than their civilian counterparts. The Department of Defense appears to be behind the shift. → Read More

The Supreme Court Upheld Treaty Rights for the Crow Nation

Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights. → Read More

A Court Might Block Trump's Wall as Vice President Pence Argues Judges Should Not Have the Power to

The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration. → Read More

In New York, Undocumented Immigrants Could Become Eligible for Driver's Licenses Again

Nationally, traffic violations constitute the plurality of charges leading to ICE detention. → Read More

ICE Faces Legal Challenges to Arresting Immigrants at Courthouses and Immigration Proceedings

Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law. → Read More

The Trump Administration's Plan to Reduce the Immigration Court Backlog Will Only Add to It

The Department of Justice wants to allow appeals judges to uphold deportations without explaining their reasoning. But the last time that was the practice, the case docket doubled. → Read More

Will the Boycott of the 'New York Post' Over Its Ilhan Omar Cover Work?

Yemeni bodega owners in New York are refusing to sell copies of the Post. Will they encourage the paper to change its editorial policy? → Read More

Can Democrats Decriminalize Unauthorized Immigration?

Xavier Becerra joined Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke in calling to end criminal charges for those who enter the country illegally. → Read More

Ohio Legislators Want to Make Sanctuary Schools Illegal

The Dayton, Ohio, Board of Education adopted a policy barring immigration agents from enforcing on school grounds. A new bill in the Ohio State House would end that. → Read More

A Seattle Church Offered an Undocumented Man Sanctuary. Will That Protect Him?

ICE policy discourages enforcement at places of worship, so the agency has avoided entering them, but no law prevents immigration authorities from doing so. → Read More