Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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. […]

Sessions’ DACA Announcement Today

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news briefing on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The scheduled briefing was announced late Monday amid mounting pressure over President Trump’s decision on whether to end the Obama-era program. The White House said that an announcement would be made Tuesday as Trump […]

Texas Federal Judge Blocks ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Law

Late Wednesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that enabled police to inquire about people’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. The SB 4 law, nicknamed the “show me your papers” law, has been very publicly decried by immigrants’ rights groups, however, lauded by the […]

Houston Mayor Promises to Represent Immigrants Seeking Safety If Faced with Deportation

In a press conference on Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) said that he will represent any immigrant who faces deportation after seeking help during Tropical Storm Harvey. Turner stated that there is absolutely no reason any individual shouldn’t call for help. “I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you,” […]

Despite Arpaio Pardon, Anti-Defamation League Stands with Latino Community

On Friday, President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio for his conviction of criminal contempt of a federal court order that he stop detaining people based on their immigration status. Critics of the pardon view the move as a direct affront to Latinos, who are the primary detainees; the Anti-Defamation league was among one of the first […]

Trump Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall Still Looming

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump is firm in his commitment to construct his proposed border wall. Sanders claimed that the wall, a signature campaign promise during Trump’s 2016 campaign, is vital to the nation’s security and the immigration system. “The President has made no secret that this […]