Sunday, December 15, 2019

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 […]

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 […]