Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘Mexican Heritage’ Judge to Take On ‘Dreamer’ Case

District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge that made headlines for being attacked by then-candidate Donald Trump over his “Mexican heritage” in the Trump University case, has been assigned the case of the first DREAMer to be deported under Trump’s presidency. Juan Manual Montes, formally filed a complaint on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court […]

40 Young Latinos Travel to Washington to tell the President to Stop Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

On Monday, forty Latino and African American children and teens, from ages 2-18, departed Miami on a bus to Washington, DC to tell President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants. Upon arriving to the nation’s capital, the group from Miami will be joined by a similar group of more than 100 youthful activists from […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Mexico deporting Central Americans at an alarming rate

Data from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute indicate that the country has deported 79 percent more people – at least 51,565 individuals – from Central America’s Northern Triangle region since January 2015 than the same time last year. The government statistics shed light on both the ongoing crises in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that are forcing mass […]

Immigrant deportations down to lowest numbers in a decade

New data has indicated that the Obama Administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of undocumented immigrants in a decade, tracing back to the middle of President George W. Bush’s second term. This comes as President Obama continues to fight the legal battle over the constitutionality of his executive actions, extending protection from […]

Comentarios From Maria: Our Community Supports the President’s Executive Action

The Latino community is more united than ever.  9 in 10 Latino voters support the President’s executive actions that will protect at least 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. Latinos are not alone: according to various recent studies, a majority of Americans recognize that these actions are an important step towards protecting our country […]

President Obama Announces Sweeping Immigration Overhaul Through Executive Action

Last night, President Obama unveiled the highly anticipated executive actions he will enact in order to establish an immigration system that is “more fair and more just.”  The steps he will take to keep families together and protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation were the centerpiece of his Thursday night address. Obama […]

Comentarios From Maria: Obama’s wise move on immigration

As a Latina activist I was devastated to learn the President would delay executive action to keep undocumented immigrants with no criminal record from getting deported. He’d promised he’d do it, our community expected it, and the country’s economy needed it — especially as Republicans have abdicated their obligation to pass real and lasting legislative […]

Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “President Obama’s Deferred Action: A Fair Compromise on Immigration Enforcement”

President Barack Obama’s move to prioritize the deportation of criminal immigrants, while giving exemplary undocumented immigrants the ability to remain in the country through deferred action, is smart and fair enforcement policy. In the face of increasingly clogged deportation courts, constrained budgets and pressure to fix our broken immigration system, the Department of Homeland Security […]

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Administration will Announce New Immigration Policy to Stop Deporting Eligible Youth

President Obama will announce a new immigration policy this morning that will halt the deportation of as many as 800,000 young undocumented immigrants and in some cases grant them working permits. The President will announce the new policy today at 1:15pm in the White House’s Rose Garden, one week before he addresses the National Association […]