Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Studies Find Immigrants Commit Less Crime than US-born Citizens

Two prominent criminal justice research and advocacy groups, The Sentencing Project and Cato Institute, released two separate studies this week; their findings indicate immigrants commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens. “All immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than natives relative to their shares of the population,” […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

SCOTUS to Rule on Indefinite Immigrant Detention

The right of due process is a core tenet of American values. But the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments on Wednesday raises fundamental questions about the scope of those rights for immigrants. Does the federal government have the authority to detain immigrants indefinitely? Or, should immigrants be given the opportunity for […]

Trump Adviser Kris Kobach Is Toughening Up On Immigration

President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration adviser Kris Kobach warned Tuesday no one living here illegally will get a “free pass” and predicted many immigrant would leave as jobs and benefits “dry up.” Kobach made the statement on Fox News when he was asked what Trump plans to do about people here illegally, but are working hard […]

Trump Does It Again, #BadHombres Is Trending

The focal point of the immigration discussion in the final presidential debate appears to have been Donald Trump’s reference to “bad hombres,” as the candidates once again delved very little into the subject’s details. As Twitter users do, they quickly seized on the phrase and turned it into a couple of hashtags, #badhombres and #badhambres. […]

Poll Shows that Latinos Want More Political Outreach

In the latest release from the weekly tracking poll sponsored by NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) and Telemundo and conducted by Latino Decisions, data flowing in continues to paint an increasingly bleak picture for the Trump campaign, while trends continue to improve for Hillary Clinton. Nonetheless, concerns continue over Latino voters’ perceptions of […]

‘That Mexican Thing’ is the New Taco Truck on Every Corner

In the grand digital tradition of American political debates, the audience tends to seize upon singular phrases or gestures that, at least for a few hours, seem to define the evening’s discussion. After Tuesday evening’s vice-presidential debate between Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, it was clear “that Mexican thing” […]

Immigration was a Big Topic During the VP Debate

While last week’s presidential debate failed to even mention a topic that has been at the forefront of this year’s election season, the issue of immigration took center stage early on Tuesday night during the vice presidential debate in Virginia. In what was one of many heated arguments between the VP nominees, Indiana Gov. Mike […]

National Welcoming Week Highlights the Positive Impacts of Immigrants and Refugees

This week we are celebrating National Welcoming Week, what the White House is calling as “a way to bring people together to honor the contributions of immigrants and refugees and to highlight efforts across the country to building stronger, more welcoming communities.” Throughout the week, the White House will showcase the “courage and resilience” of […]

Dolores Huerta Joins Arizona Latino Leaders to Get Out the Vote Against Trump

Civil rights activist and People For the American Way (PFAW) board member Dolores Huerta joined Arizona Latino elected officials and community leaders in Arizona Thursday to launch a campaign aimed at denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. According to a PFAW’s press release, their new campaign Trumpublicans: Reject Trump and the Republicans / Trumpublicanos: Rechaza […]