Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez says the Trump administration is running ‘Concentration Camps’ On Border

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is accusing the Trump administration of establishing concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants are “brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.” In a Tuesday morning tweet, the congresswoman pointed to the analysis of journalist and author Andrea Pitzer, an expert on the history of concentration camps. In an Esquire article […]

Trump says ICE is planning to arrest and deport millions starting next week

President Trump said in a tweet late yesterday that starting next week, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement will remove “millions” of immigrants who have entered the United States illegally. “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” Trump wrote. The tweet was in apparent reference to an administration plan for ICE to round up […]

California and New Mexico ask judge to block Trump from using military funds for the wall

California and New Mexico are asking a federal judge to permanently block President Trump from using military funds to build a border wall in those states. In a court filing on yesterday, attorneys for the states asked Judge Haywood Gilliam to rule against the Trump administration in their efforts to build a border wall in their states, claiming […]

Kamala Harris reveals immigration plans which would give DREAMers a path to citizenship

Many of the country’s roughly 2 million DREAMers would gain a pathway to citizenship under a plan released yesterday by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who would use executive action to break through congressional deadlock. In a plan that reflects the creative legal thinking of California’s former attorney general, Harris would reinstate the DACA […]

José Andrés to receive award for efforts to feed people amid humanitarian crises

Chef José Andrés, who has become beloved for his efforts through his nonprofit organization to feed people amid the humanitarian crises in Venezuela and Puerto Rico, has won the 2019 Julia Child Award. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced yesterday that it would be recognizing the work of the Spanish-born Andrés, whose […]

Group praises Julián Castro’s plan to limit ‘immunity’ for police

Tucked into Julián Castro’s police overhaul plan is a proposal to pull back on a judicial doctrine that is regularly used to shield officers from civil lawsuits for brutality or misuse of deadly force. Castro has called for reforming and restricting the “qualified immunity” defense for law enforcement officers in the policing reform plan he released […]

Trump plans to declare national emergency in order to impose tariffs on Mexico

President Trump is planning to declare a new national emergency in order to implement sweeping tariffs on Mexico over the flow of Central American migrants to the U.S., according to a draft document of the declaration reviewed by The Hill. According to the document, the new emergency is necessary due to “the failure of the […]

A group of DREAMers in New York ring NASDAQ opening bell

A group of immigrants that included DREAMers and temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries rang the opening bell for the Nasdaq stock exchange today, one day after the House passed a bill that would grant them permanent residency. The immigrants are in New York for a set of meetings with business and community leaders put together by […]

Supreme Court declined the administration’s request to speed up review of DACA

Yesterday the Supreme Court declined for now a Department of Justice request to consider by the end of the month whether to take up a case concerning the Trump administration’s decision to phase out DACA. The order is a setback, for now, for the Trump administration, which has been frustrated by lower courts that have […]

Joaquín Castro says Trump’s tariff plan will “tank our economy”

Texas Democratic congressman Joaquín Castro slammed President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on all goods coming to the U.S. from Mexico, calling them economic sanctions that will “tank our economy.” “Congress cannot allow this president to tank our economy and our relationships with our neighbors to further demonize immigrants fleeing violence,” Castro said in a […]