Sunday, April 5, 2020

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce “public charge” immigration rule

The Supreme Court issued an order yesterday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs. The court voted 5-4. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said they would have left a lower court ruling in […]

‘Party Of Five’ reboot features Latino family and sheds light on immigrant families

The creators of the original 1990 drama “Party Of Five” found a new opportunity to bring back the iconic show in a timely, reinvented manner with a star-studded Latino cast. In the original show, written by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, centered on a white family of five siblings who raise each other after their […]

Julián Castro endorses Warren for president

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro, who dropped out of the race last week, threw his support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren today. Castro, who was Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama, made the announcement in a video. He said he and Warren “share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where people — […]

New Jersey Governor signs bill that allows undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed a bill yesterday that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The bill allows state residents who can’t prove they are in the U.S. lawfully to receive permits and standard driver’s licenses or an identification card. A statement from Murphy’s office said that it was aimed at improving roadway […]

Trump Administration to impose even more restrictions for asylum seekers

Yesterday the Trump administration presented a new set of restrictions to the nation’s asylum system, unveiling a proposal to significantly expand the crimes that render migrants ineligible for asylum in the U.S. to include convictions of using false documents and crossing the border illegally more than once. The proposed rule by the Department of Homeland […]

Pete Buttigieg pledges ‘a new era for Latinos’ as he unveils a proposal

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg unveiled a proposal today pledging a “new era for Latinos,” including a rollback of several President Trump’s policies. “Whether it is the disenfranchisement of the people of Puerto Rico or Latino neighborhoods denied access to clean air and water, Latinos in the United States have been burdened for too long by […]

Biden unveils immigration plan and acknowledges the pain caused by the Obama-era deportations

Joe Biden unveiled a plan Wednesday to reform the U.S. immigration system and reverse President Trump’s policies as Democratic White House hopefuls pressure the president over some of his most criticized tactics. In introducing the broad proposal, the 2020 presidential candidate’s campaign also acknowledged the backlash he has faced over the deportation practices of the […]

Latino Democrats demand flu vaccines for migrants after the death of a 16-year-old boy in Border Patrol custody

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) demanded yesterday that the Trump administration provide flu vaccines and enhanced medical care for detained migrants in the wake of revelations that a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody died of the flu in May. “This is flu season that we’re going into, and the administration has decided not […]

CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan says arrests at border drop for sixth straight month

Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said yesterday the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement has shut down undocumented immigration from Central America, amid dropping border apprehension numbers. CBP announced 33,510 people were apprehended crossing the southwest border in November, down from 35,415 in October. A further 9,139 people were turned away at ports […]

Democrats press for ICE reforms after fake school report

Calls for structural reform of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are growing in the wake of revelations that the agency created a fake school to lure foreign students to violate immigration laws. House Democrats say the law enforcement agency’s mission is too broad and its culture corrupt, but they’ve stopped short of calling for the […]