Monday, August 19, 2019

Truck in Rhode Island drove into ICE protesters outside detention facility

A captain at a Rhode Island detention facility has been placed on administrative leave after he drove a truck toward a line of protesters who were demanding the center cease its cooperation with ICE, officials and witnesses said. The incident, which took place Wednesday night was captured on video. Five demonstrators were hospitalized, according to […]

Children of TPS holders worried about parent’s future

A group of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their U.S. citizen children spoke out in court in support of a ruling that blocked the Trump administration from ending their families’ protected immigration status. At a hearing yesterday at the Ninth Circuit Court in Pasadena, California, the families asserted that the administration’s intent to end […]

New York AG vows to take action against Trump’s new immigration policy

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced yesterday that her office plans to launch a lawsuit against the Trump administration following the rollout of its new “public charge” rule, which would tighten restrictions on immigration to the U.S. by turning government aid into a roadblock. The policy, which takes effect in October, will mandate that […]

Latinos in Texas living in fear after Walmart shooting

While public displays of mourning continue outside the Walmart in El Paso, some of the toughest conversations are happening inside Latino households. In a house about 10 minutes from where the attack happened, an organization called Border Network for Human Rights is hosting what in Spanish is called a “charla,” or a chat, giving a chance for people […]

More than 100 immigrants pepper-sprayed during protest at ICE detention center

More than 100 immigrants being held at an ICE detention center in Louisiana were reportedly pepper-sprayed as they protested in the center’s yard. The incident at the ICE Processing Center in Pine Prairie, La., took place over the weekend, according to BuzzFeed News, which cited a source familiar with the matter. The immigrants being held […]

El Paso residents outraged that Trump didn’t mention Latinos in his speech

President Trump condemned white supremacy from the White House yesterday, but left Latinos out of his speech. It’s a significant omission and a stark difference from the written document that has been linked to the 21-year-old gunman who allegedly opened fire on weekend shoppers Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The shooter’s alleged document […]

Trump administration revising the citizenship test

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it will revise the U.S. citizenship test to help make a “meaningful, uniform, and efficient test.” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it had formed a naturalization test revision working group in December 2018 with “members from across the agency.” The agency added that it is “soliciting the input of experts in […]

Trump claims Latinos support his immigration agenda, including massive deportations

President Trump asserted in an interview that aired last night that Latino voters support his immigration agenda, including his threat to deport large numbers of immigrants who are in the country illegally. Trump sat for his first Spanish-language television interview with Telemundo, during which anchor José Díaz-Balart noted that there are some Latino voters who “fear” the president’s rhetoric […]

A group of DREAMers in New York ring NASDAQ opening bell

A group of immigrants that included DREAMers and temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries rang the opening bell for the Nasdaq stock exchange today, one day after the House passed a bill that would grant them permanent residency. The immigrants are in New York for a set of meetings with business and community leaders put together by […]

New evidence suggests the administration sought to suppress Latino votes with citizenship question

Latino leaders say new information on how the Trump administration decided to add the citizenship question on the 2020 census is the “smoking gun” that backs their assertions that the administration sought to suppress Latino votes. “You could smell this smoking gun from a mile away,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has sued over […]