Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bernie Sanders polling well among Latinos, now he needs them to vote

“The only reason that I had any hope in launching a long-shot campaign for Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez told the massive crowd in East River in Queens, “is because Bernie Sanders proved that you can run a grassroots campaign and win in an America where we almost thought it was impossible.” As this coming year’s nominating contest swirls […]

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 […]

Latino voters in key states are asking: Pete who?

As Iowa and New Hampshire voters boost Pete Buttigieg’s presidential hopes, Latinos in Nevada and California are asking: Pete who? Buttigieg’s struggles to connect with voters of color, even as he’s vaulted into the top-tier of the Democratic presidential race, doesn’t end with black voters. The South Bend mayor polls in the low single digits among […]

ACLU says 1,556 more children were separated from parents at the border

The Trump Administration said in federal court that 1,556 more parents and children were separated from each other than previously known, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU said in a statement dated Thursday that the administration revealed the number after a court order. “It is shocking that 1,556 more families — including babies and toddlers — join the thousands […]

Trump’s reelection campaign trying to win over Latino voters in unusual states

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Latino voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania. His second campaign, far better financed and organized than his first, is pressing every potential tactical advantage, including trying to capture even small slivers of the Latino […]

Julián Castro tells supporters he will have to drop out of race if he doesn’t raise enough money in 10 days

The campaign of Julián Castro, the only Latino vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced in an email yesterday that he will be forced to drop out of the race if he does not raise $800,000 during the next 10 days. “Our campaign is facing its biggest challenge yet,” said campaign manager Maya Rupert in […]

Democrats and advocates dig in ahead of Supreme Court’s decision on DACA

Democrats and pro-immigrant activists are digging in on their negotiating positions ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on President Trump’s order to revoke the “DREAMers” program. The Supreme Court is due to hold a hearing Nov. 12 to decide on the legality of Trump’s order on the program formally known as the Deferred Action […]

Cuban asylum seeker apparently commits suicide while in ICE custody

A Cuban migrant died of an apparent suicide at a Louisiana detention center after spending months in detention while his immigration case played out in court, authorities said yesterday. Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, 43, died Tuesday at the Richwood Correctional Center in Richwood, Louisiana, ICE said in a statement. Hernandez-Diaz was found unresponsive in his cell and […]

Trump vetoes resolution that would have overturned his national emergency declaration for border wall

Last night, President Trump vetoed a joint resolution that would overturn his emergency declaration at the southern border to aid construction of a wall, the second time he has been forced to do so. “In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it,” […]

Oversight panel to subpoena ICE and USCIS directors over deportation deferrals

The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced yesterday he will issue subpoenas next week for official accounts of a Trump administration policy to end deportation deferrals for humanitarian reasons. In a memo to members of the committee, Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said he will issue subpoenas to USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli and ICE Acting Director […]