Friday, October 18, 2019

New York City Pledges $1.9 Million In Funding for Legal Representation for Migrant Children

New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced that the city has allocated $1.9 million in funds to pay for the legal fees of unaccompanied migrant children facing legal proceedings. This is very welcomed news for thousands of Central American minors who fled the region as a result of increased violence and instability in their […]

Comentarios From Maria: Children that Crossed the Border Alone Are Enemies of the State

This just in! Children are now enemies of the state! At least this is what Texas Governor Rick Perry believes after calling upon thousands of National Guard troops to “defend the border.” Against whom? Apparently, against children in diapers and ripped Batman and Dora t-shirts. Governor Perry, give me a break!  The number of unaccompanied […]

Republican Infighting Forces House GOP Leadership to Cancel Vote on Border Bill

Discord among House Republicans forced Speaker John Boehner to cancel a vote to approve emergency funding for the crisis at the border after it became clear that GOP Leadership had failed to garner sufficient support for the bill. Although the proposed bill would provide $659 million in funding that was namely earmarked to strengthen border […]

Pew Research Survey: Latinos Divided Over How to Handle Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

          According to a recent Pew Research Survey conducted earlier this month, Hispanics are torn over how to best address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border. 49% of Latinos are in favor of maintaining the current policy that dictates how immigration cases are decided, while 47% of those […]

Comentarios from Maria: The Crisis at the Border is a Priority for the President

            Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the crisis occurring in the U.S. southern border. Since October of last year, approximately 52 thousand unaccompanied migrant children have crossed the border as a result of gang related violence and economic problems that have erupted in Central America. Faced […]