Locked Up: The Long Wait In Immigration Detention

President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. But immigration courts have a backlog of over half a million cases, which means some immigrants have been waiting years for their fate. AJ+’s Dena Takruri joined a woman on a prison visit to see her husband, who has been locked up for two years.

Undocumented And Living In Fear Of ICE

President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. Now even those merely suspected of a crime can be deported, along with those who’ve been following the law by checking in with immigration authorities. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visited an Arizona community living in fear of ICE arrests.

Meet The Native Hawaiians Fighting U.S. Occupation

In 1893, armed U.S. naval forces helped American sugar plantation owners illegally overthrow Hawaii’s constitutional monarchy. One hundred years later, the U.S. apologized and admitted in a resolution that Native Hawaiians had never relinquished their claims to sovereignty. Today, many Native Hawaiians continue to yearn for independence. One activist, Bumpy Kanahele, has even created his own village as a model for Hawaiian sovereignty. AJ+’s Dena Takruri reports on the Hawaiian fight for sovereignty.

Mark Zuckerberg Sued Native Hawaiians For Their Own Land

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used a complicated legal framework in Hawaii called “quiet title” to sue ancestral land owners and force them to sell their lands. It was all to secure his private getaway on Kauai. After Native Hawaiians protested, using his own platform, he dropped the suits. But the damage is done, as AJ+’s Dena Takruri explored in this battle of land rights in paradise.

On The Front Lines, Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline

AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes you inside the #NoDAPL resistance camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where water protectors are fighting to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, a controversial $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile oil pipeline project that’s nearly complete despite massive opposition from the largest gathering of tribes in recent history. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline threatens its main source of drinking water and cuts through its sacred and burial sites.