Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson covers immigrant communities, the people behind city, state, and federal policies, to tell the stories of people who come from around the world to make this region home.

Latest stories

Deadline brings disorder at border

By , Globe Staff

As a court-ordered deadline loomed, the federal government said it had returned 1,820 children to parents, while more than 700 had not been reunited.

Judge allows lawsuit against US alleging discrimination in Temporary Protected Status decision

By , Globe Staff

The lawsuit contends the government discriminates against immigrants of color by ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, Salvadorans, and Hondurans.

Mother and son are reunited after 45 days of separation under Trump’s policy

By , Globe Staff

A mother from Brazil who fled to the United States seeking safety from abuse encountered a “nightmare” when her son was taken from her by the government.

In packed courtroom, lawyers spar over fate of ‘protected’ immigrants

By , Globe Staff

The case could affect the ability of some 300,000 immigrants to remain in the country.