Friday, October 18, 2019

Judge rules that all Florida cops and elected officials must comply with ICE

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a portion of a controversial Florida law that called on local police to cross state lines to assist federal immigration officials but left in place a provision where the officers would have to hold undocumented immigrants until the feds pick them up. In an order issued on yesterday — […]

JLo and Shakira to perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2020

One has hips that don’t lie and the other has had us waiting for this night for years: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have announced that they’ll be performing during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in February 2020. Last week on Thursday, the iconic singers shared the news that they’d be sharing the stage for […]

House passes Democrat-backed measure to revamp medical screenings for migrants at the border

The House passed a measure yesterday that would revamp medical screenings for migrants in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Democrat-backed bill, which passed in a 230-184 vote, would establish timelines for medical screenings and improve overall health standards. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Fred Upton (Mich.) were the only Republicans to vote in favor of […]

Trump Administration signs asylum deal with Honduras

The Trump administration reached a deal with the government of Honduras to enhance the Central American nation’s asylum capacity.  The agreement, signed yesterday, is similar to agreements previously reached with the governments of El Salvador and Guatemala, a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told reporters on a phone call. The official said migrants who had […]

Latino Nonprofits in Florida launch a statewide drive on National Voter Registration Day

One in three Florida residents who are eligible to vote is not registered to do so, according to the New Florida Majority, a nonprofit that helped launch a statewide drive to sign people up on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day. Other organizations also held events to register voters in one of the country’s most crucial […]

DHS Chief announces the end of ‘Catch And Release’

The Trump administration will no longer allow migrant families apprehended at the border to enter the U.S. under the immigration policy commonly known as “catch and release.” The policy change was announced yesterday by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. “With some humanitarian […]

Guest Bloggers: Michael Ramos and José Miguel Madrigal “Will Presidential Candidates Wake Up The Sleeping Giants?”

With racist remarks, constant dishonesty and a lack of ethical behavior expected of our nation’s leader, the presence of Donald Trump in the White House has undeniably captured the world’s attention. Yet, the world is looking to the Democratic Party as the body to replace Mr. Trump with someone who can restore the United States […]

Top immigration judge retires amidst backlog of cases and a migrant crisis

The nation’s immigration judges lost a key leader this week, the latest in a string of departures at the top of the system amid a backlog of cases and a migrant crisis at the southwestern border. The official, David Neal, said that he would retire from his position as head of the judges’ appeals board […]

Guest Blogger: Alma Molina “3 Impactful Ways to Celebrate Hispanic (or Latino/a/x) Heritage Month”

This month is our community’s opportunity to empower and support one another on a national stage, while educating the country about who we are and what we stand for. More than parades and parties, we can celebrate our culture and contributions every day. Here are 3 ways to make a lasting impact: SHOP – Just […]

Supreme Court sides with the Trump Administration allowing asylum restrictions to take effect

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration’s rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum to go into effect nationwide while the appeals process plays out. Yesterday’s order is a major victory for the administration, which argued the rule was necessary to screen out “asylum seekers who declined […]