Monday, December 11, 2017

Latinos Detained Unlawfully by Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Can Now Seek Compensation

In 2011, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s traffic patrols unjustly targeted Latinos, and consequently ordered Sheriff Arpaio to stop his profiling. The patrols continued and so did the profiling of Latinos, however, until late May 2013. Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of court for continuing the patrols.

Congress Approaches Shutdown over DREAMers

Concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers will trigger a government shutdown this December.

DREAMers Seek Alternative Methods in the Absence of DACA

As politicians in Washington try and figure out what to do with the DACA program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — across the country, DACA recipients are working on their own plans … trying to stay in the country if Congress doesn’t act in time.

Latinos Shy Away from Census, Growing Concern for 2020

Latino leaders are warning of a developing crisis in the 2020 census and demanding that the Census Bureau act aggressively to calm fears in immigrant populations about data misuse.

One in Three, Discrimination Towards U.S. Latinos Continues to be a Problem

One in three Latinos in the U.S. say they have faced discrimination while applying to jobs, for equal pay, and when being considered for promotions, according to a poll released Wednesday. Latinos also face discrimination in the housing market

Post-DACA Decision DC Latino Immigrants Fear Deportation

The central talking point at the Fiesta DC celebration on Sunday was immigration reform. The Latino festival comes on the heels of President Trump’s decision to repeal protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as young children. “Today is the day we can all come out of the shadows,” Gunther Sanabria said. “We can […]

Trump Says No Deal on DACA

Following a dinner at the White House Wednesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed that Trump agreed to work toward a deal that would protect individuals affected by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for border security measures. “We […]

DREAMers Are Not Just from Latin America

The debate around illegal immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is often centered on Latinos, however, the population that immigrated to the United States illegally as minors is much more diverse than that. While the majority of applicants to the DACA program are from Mexico, and other predominantly Latino countries, seven of […]

ICE Denies Possible Nationwide Immigration Raids

Federal officials are denying possible plans to conduct a series of immigration raids later this month, citing “adjustments” to their plans due to the hurricanes impacting Texas and Florida. NBC News first reported the possibility of a series of immigration raids slated to start on Sept. 17. “There is currently no coordinated nationwide operation planned […]

Trump’s DACA Decision Could Impact Who Controls the House in 2018

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could have a great effect on Democratic efforts to retake control of the House in 2018. In California, the state that houses more than a fourth of the estimated 800,000 DACA recipients or DREAMers, the effect will be more wide spread. […]