Friday, April 20, 2018

Supreme Court delivers another blow to the Trump Administration with Gorsuch’s help

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some “crimes of violence,” holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague. Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the more liberal justices for the first time since joining the court to produce a 5-4 […]

Lawmakers met to discuss how to address the Latino education gap

Hispanic students face an uphill battle in entering and succeeding in secondary education, according to lawmakers and experts attending an event hosted yesterday by Excelencia in Education, Gallup and The Hill. Gaps in achievements between Latino and white students have come to the forefront with the No Child Left Behind law. “One very important positive occurred […]

Technology and not a wall are more efficient in keeping immigrants from crossing border

In the high desert east of this border town, the rolling hills topped with mesquite and paloverde trees are a picture of rugged desolation. But there are flashes of movement: Darting between bushes are five migrants who just crossed into Arizona. Not one U.S. Border Patrol agent is within sight, but the group is about […]

Pueblo Sin Fronteras: The group behind the migrant caravan heading to the U.S.

As he stood among the mothers, children and LGBT youths who had been walking through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border, Rodrigo Abeja found it hard to believe that President Trump had deemed these people dangerous. “About 80 percent of them are from Honduras,” Abeja said in Spanish in an interview with NBC […]

Trump wants to militarize the Mexican Border

The White House said Tuesday night that President Trump planned to deploy the National Guard to the southern border to confront what it called a growing threat of illegal immigrants, drugs and crime from Central America. “We have very bad laws for our border, and we are going to be doing some things — I’ve […]

Trump’s DACA tweets are only hurting him and the Republican party

President Trump told DACA recipients last month that he had their best interest in mind — far more so than his Democratic rivals — even after he allowed the program to expire, but on Sunday he was singing a different tune. “Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because […]

Six Months after Maria and suicide hotline calls double in Puerto Rico

Magdaliz Medina struggles each day to meet life’s basic needs: electricity, water, food, but there’s a darker challenge she faces six months after Hurricane Maria: her mental stability and the crushing depression that visits her each day in her darkened home. “I sit and cry all day,” said Medina, 42, who has lived without power or […]

Texas state leaders ask governor to join other states in suing the government over census question

Latino advocates and lawmakers called on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to reject the proposed census citizenship question and join other states in suing the federal government. “Texas has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country and Texas stands to lose big,” Rep. Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso, said at a news conference on Wednesday, “If […]

DACA recipients still face uncertainty despite court’s decision

Congressional inaction on DACA is impacting the program’s recipients, even as a court order provides them with work and deportation protections for now. DACA recipients say that the program’s limitations and the heated politics around it have sowed confusion among potential employers. According to Greisa Martínez Rosas, deputy executive director of United We Dream (UWD), […]

ICE raids continue and this time 71 people were arrested in North Texas

  Officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 71 people in North Texas and 18 in Oklahoma during a three-day operation. “This North Texas and Oklahoma operation removed 67 criminal aliens from our streets and our communities,” said Simona L. Flores, field office director of ERO Dallas. […]