Massoud Hayoun, Pacific Standard

Massoud Hayoun

Pacific Standard

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Massoud:

ICE Denies Claims That It Detains Immigrants During Tragedies Like the El Paso Massacre

Activists warn the practice of detaining people at courthouses and other government venues has discouraged immigrants from cooperating with authorities, even when they are victims of violent crimes. → Read More

Customs and Border Protection Is Separating Families Based on HIV Status

Health and Human Services removed HIV from a list of communicable diseases that bar immigrants from entry into the United States in 2010. → Read More

After Police Cooperated With ICE, California's Sanctuary Law's Strength Will Be Tested in Court

Immigrant rights advocates are set to bring one of the first legal challenges against a city that allegedly contravened the California Values Act. → Read More

Could an Elizabeth Warren Administration Really Prosecute Trump Immigration Officials?

Yes, but there are a few caveats. → Read More

ICE Raids Divide American Christians

As a debate raged about how Mike Pence reconciles Trump's immigration policy with his Christianity, some churches opened their doors for immigrants looking to avoid detention. → Read More

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