Sunday, August 18, 2019

Truck in Rhode Island drove into ICE protesters outside detention facility

A captain at a Rhode Island detention facility has been placed on administrative leave after he drove a truck toward a line of protesters who were demanding the center cease its cooperation with ICE, officials and witnesses said. The incident, which took place Wednesday night was captured on video. Five demonstrators were hospitalized, according to […]

Children of TPS holders worried about parent’s future

A group of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their U.S. citizen children spoke out in court in support of a ruling that blocked the Trump administration from ending their families’ protected immigration status. At a hearing yesterday at the Ninth Circuit Court in Pasadena, California, the families asserted that the administration’s intent to end […]

New York AG vows to take action against Trump’s new immigration policy

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced yesterday that her office plans to launch a lawsuit against the Trump administration following the rollout of its new “public charge” rule, which would tighten restrictions on immigration to the U.S. by turning government aid into a roadblock. The policy, which takes effect in October, will mandate that […]

Trump administration making it harder to get a green card or a visa

The Trump administration released a regulation today that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. Today’s announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration. […]

Latinos in Texas living in fear after Walmart shooting

While public displays of mourning continue outside the Walmart in El Paso, some of the toughest conversations are happening inside Latino households. In a house about 10 minutes from where the attack happened, an organization called Border Network for Human Rights is hosting what in Spanish is called a “charla,” or a chat, giving a chance for people […]

Puerto Rico Supreme Court removes Pierluisi and Wanda Vázquez is sworn in as governor

Puerto Rico Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez-Garced has been sworn in as the territory’s third governor in a week after the island’s Supreme Court invalidated her predecessor’s appointment. As secretary of justice, Vázquez was next in line for the governorship behind Pedro Pierluisi, the then-secretary of state who was left in power when former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló stepped down last Friday. […]

More than 100 immigrants pepper-sprayed during protest at ICE detention center

More than 100 immigrants being held at an ICE detention center in Louisiana were reportedly pepper-sprayed as they protested in the center’s yard. The incident at the ICE Processing Center in Pine Prairie, La., took place over the weekend, according to BuzzFeed News, which cited a source familiar with the matter. The immigrants being held […]

El Paso residents outraged that Trump didn’t mention Latinos in his speech

President Trump condemned white supremacy from the White House yesterday, but left Latinos out of his speech. It’s a significant omission and a stark difference from the written document that has been linked to the 21-year-old gunman who allegedly opened fire on weekend shoppers Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The shooter’s alleged document […]

Lawmakers say they don’t have desire for another shutdown, but have no plan to avoid it

Lawmakers are bracing for a fierce fight over President Trump’s border wall as they work to prevent a showdown but with no plan on how to avoid it. Government funding for Trump’s wall and agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has become a landmine in spending bill negotiations, with talks late last year leading to […]

Republicans block vote on TPS for Venezuelans

Senate Republicans, before leaving for a six-week break, blocked a vote Tuesday on whether to grant Temporary Protected Status, known as TPS, to Venezuelans in the U.S. who fled political and economic turmoil at home. The designation gives Venezuelans the ability to live and work legally in the U.S. Venezuela is the No. 1 country […]