Monday, August 21, 2017

Anniversary of DACA Met with Fear It’s Ending

Although the Trump administration has not touched DACA thus far, Texas and nine other states are threatening to take the administration to court if the program is not brought to an end by the September 5th deadline. The executive director of the immigrants’ rights group CASA in suburban Washington, D.C., Gustavo Torres, has issued a […]

Racial Profiling of Latino Immigrants and Its Effects on Families

According to a study by Andrea Gómez Cervantes, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Kansas, the intersection between legal status and race can make the experiences of illegality different for Latino indigenous versus non-indigenous groups. Immigration policies focused on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications […]

Trump Administration Says Miami is No Longer a ‘Sanctuary City’

On Friday, the Department of Justice informed Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez that the city is now in full compliance with federal immigration requirements and eligible to receive grants based on said compliance. In February, Miami-Dade became the first, and only major city, to reverse its sanctuary policy. According to a letter from Acting Assistant […]

DHS Circumvents Environmental Laws to Speed Border Wall Construction

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would be waiving several environmental laws necessary to build the controversial wall with Mexico, citing a 2005 law. The Trump administration is circumventing numerous environmental laws, with the affected border segment being the area of San Diego. “The San Diego border area remains an area of […]

Feds Say Border Wall Prototypes to be Available by Late Summer

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said that prototypes of what sections on the border wall with Mexico will look like will be completed by late summer. Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said up to eight prototypes will be up by September so that DHS can decide which design […]

Arizona Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers with DACA

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling that allowed young DACA immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. In 2015, a judge ruled that DACA recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualified for state benefits. “I’m so close to the finish line, I waited […]

Trump Considering Reversing Obama-Era Policies on Cuba

According to NBC sources, President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s executive orders regarding liberalized trade and travel with Cuba. Although the president is unlikely to break diplomatic relations or close the U.S. embassy in Havana, there is also strong Republican support in the Senate for continuing Obama-era policies. Fifty-four Republican senators support lifting the […]

Mexican Businessman Announces Creation of ‘Trump’ Toilet Paper

A Mexican businessman announced he is introducing “Trump” toilet paper in response to how bothered he is by President Trump’s remarks about his country. Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer, has signed a contract for an initial small fun worth about $21,400, enough toilet paper to fill two cargo trucks, and hopes to create enough demand […]

National Decline in Latinos Reporting Crime in Post-Trump Era

According to The Cato Institute, effective policing is a two-sided process that requires victims to contact the police and place their trust in the hands of law enforcement. The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has prompted a decrease in Latino crime reporting across the country. According to the “Peelian Principles” of effective policing, written in London […]

Trump Administration Softens Up On Its Threat Against ‘Sanctuary Cities’

In the war against the ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties that have refused to comply with the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics, the administration has settled on a very narrow interpretation of what it means to be a “sanctuary city.” In limiting the potential consequences for state and local governments, ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions will now lose […]