Stories by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Ester Yu-Hsi Lee is an Immigration Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Middle East Studies and a M.A. in Psychology from New York University. A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary, Esther is passionate about immigration issues from all sides of the debate. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA. subscribe to Esther Yu-Hsi Lee's feed

Posted on: Jan 26, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Many low-level, non-violent immigrant offenders (or even those with similar charges) do in fact wind up in deportation proceedings.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

The 2-year program allows DACA recipients to apply for a social security number, to legally work in the U.S., and to pay taxes. As of August, 430,236 undocumented youths have been approved.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Yet another example of how immigrants can help foster the U.S. economy.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Timofeev has served out his sentence for three marijuana possession charges that took place 15 years ago, yet he is currently stuck in a deportation limbo.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Because offering affordable education is "rewarding illegal activity."

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

The party labeled Senator John McCain an “illegal immigrant” after he sneaked into Syria to visit rebels fighting against the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Republicans have added amendments calling for draconian provisions in the immigration reform bill.