Sunday, April 21, 2019

House Democrats introduce bill called the Dream and Promise Act

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a new version of the Dream Act amid renewed debate over border security funding. The bill’s proponents say that this time they aim to get it signed into law by President Trump or at least past the Senate and onto Trump’s desk. The proposal includes a path to citizenship for many DREAMers […]

Study shows that Immigrant entrepreneurs innovate at higher rate than U.S. citizens

When Sara Itucas was a young girl, she watched her family navigate the perilous and notoriously bureaucratic U.S. immigration system. Itucas and her family came to the U.S. from the Philippines when she was 5, and from a young age she saw how convoluted the immigration process was. “Watching my mom go through the immigration […]

Federal Judge rules adding citizenship question to Census is unlawful

A federal judge in New York has struck down the Trump administration’s proposal to reintroduce a citizenship question into the 2020 census. The ruling effectively puts a freeze on a deeply contentious move that critics said would discourage non-citizens from participating in the Census. Judge Jesse Furman said earlier today that the proposal is “unlawful,” writing […]

22 immigrants died under ICE detention in the last 2 years

The 22 immigrants who died in the nation’s sprawling network of detention centers over the past two years came to the United States from countries as far-flung as Vietnam, and as close as Mexico. Some had been longtime legal residents, arriving as refugee or students. Many were young — half were not yet 45 years […]

With one week before midterms, Trump claims he can end birthright citizenship

President Trump offered a dramatic, if legally dubious, promise in a new interview to unilaterally end birthright citizenship, ratcheting up his hardline immigration rhetoric with a week to go before midterm elections. Trump’s vow to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil came in an […]

John Kelly believes separating immigrants families will keep people from crossing the border

President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly defended separating undocumented immigrants from their children as a necessary evil in the administration’s effort to increase border security, during an interview with National Public Radio last Thursday. “The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever,” Kelly said. “But the big point […]

Trump Administration set to make a decision today on TPS for Hondurans

  About 86,000 Honduran nationals, including nearly 5,000 in New Jersey, are nervously waiting to find out if the Trump administration will remove them from a program that granted them temporary permission to live and work in the United States. Protection for Hondurans under the program, called Temporary Protected Status (TPS), is set to expire on […]

Technology and not a wall are more efficient in keeping immigrants from crossing border

In the high desert east of this border town, the rolling hills topped with mesquite and paloverde trees are a picture of rugged desolation. But there are flashes of movement: Darting between bushes are five migrants who just crossed into Arizona. Not one U.S. Border Patrol agent is within sight, but the group is about […]

Pueblo Sin Fronteras: The group behind the migrant caravan heading to the U.S.

As he stood among the mothers, children and LGBT youths who had been walking through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border, Rodrigo Abeja found it hard to believe that President Trump had deemed these people dangerous. “About 80 percent of them are from Honduras,” Abeja said in Spanish in an interview with NBC […]

Post-DACA Decision DC Latino Immigrants Fear Deportation

The central talking point at the Fiesta DC celebration on Sunday was immigration reform. The Latino festival comes on the heels of President Trump’s decision to repeal protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as young children. “Today is the day we can all come out of the shadows,” Gunther Sanabria said. “We can […]