Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Modern-Day Slavery Operation Uncovered, Thousands of Migrants Exploited in South Georgia.

For years, Mexican and Central American laborers have been brought to the U.S. to work on Georgia farms as modern-day slaves. About two dozen human traffickers, who were part of the crime ring that enslaved the workers, are all facing felony charges, which include mail fraud and mail fraud conspiracy, forced labor and forced labor […]

The Restart of “Remain in Mexico” Policy Fuels Immigration Advocates Frustration

This week, the Biden administration reintroduced the Trump-era border policy “Remain in Mexico.” This policy allows officials to send non-Mexican migrants to Mexico while they await their U.S. immigration court hearings. Many immigrant advocates had prepared for the court-ordered relaunch, but despite promises made by the Biden administration to be transparent, advocates remain frustrated amongst […]

Democrats Battling to Include Immigration in the Build Back Better Act

Senate Democrats have made their third attempt to include immigration procedures in the Build Back Better Act using a technical procedure. The process is called budget reconciliation, meaning the bill could pass with a simple majority of 51 votes and not require 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. It will determine whether Democrats can positively […]

Two Latino Marine Veterans Fight Deportation

For Valente and Manuel Valenzuela, both Marine Corps Vietnam veterans, face deportation and are currently fighting to stay in the only country they have known their whole lives. Valente decided to go into exile in Mexico while Manuel has become an activist fighting against their deportation, taking their case to the White house. In 1996, […]

Multiple states will stop the use of dehumanizing terms used for immigrants

For Democratic legislator Luz Rivas, the term “alien” meant that her family did not belong in the United States. In immigration terms, it meant that her mother was not a United States citizen, even though they were going through the naturalization process. The use of the term “alien” has been long opposed by immigrants and […]

Democrats Fight to Include Immigration in ‘Build Back Better’ Bill

Democrats continue to fight to secure protections for undocumented immigrants. Their latest attempt is to include immigration in the “Build Back Better” economic bill, which would expand the U.S. social safety net. Some Democrats have stated that they would not support the economic bill unless immigration is included. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi can only afford […]

Overworked, Underpaid Immigration Detainees Owed Millions in Back Pay

The GEO Group, operator of a for-profit detention center, violated Washington’s minimum wage laws, and owes $17.3 million in back pay to immigration detainees.  Washington’s attorney general sued the GEO group in 2017, it was determined that the company only paid detainees $1 per day. The company reported over $2 billion in revenue in 2020.  […]

In 2021, 557 migrants deaths were recorded in the U.S-Mexico border.

The U.S. Border Patrol has recorded the highest migrant deaths on the U.S. – Mexican border this year. The number of deaths has increased from 254 deaths in 2020 and 300 deaths in 2019, totaling to about 557 deaths in 2021.  According to the U.S. Border Patrol, many of the deaths are linked to heat […]

The Biden administration may soon compensate migrant families separated under Trump

Over 5,600 migrant families who were separated during the Trump administration between 2017 and 2018 may soon receive monetary compensation. The Biden Administration is working on offering the separated families about $450,00 per person.  Many of these families are currently in negotiations with the Department of Justice claiming that the separation traumatized them, especially young […]

Biden Administration Moves to Protect DACA

Today, the Biden administration plans to publish a proposed rule to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. The proposal is especially significant due to a recent decision by the Senate parliamentarian to not […]