Thursday, May 6, 2021

Biden Choose Texas Sheriff, who Criticized Trump- era policies, for ICE Director

The White House announced that President Biden will nominate Texas Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, a critic of former President Trump’s immigration policies, to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Gonzalez has a decades long career in law enforcement. He criticized the Trump administration for its stances on border and emergency management issues, […]

Human Smugglers Use Facebook to Reach Migrants and Spread False Hope of Reaching the U.S.

Human smugglers are openly advertising their services on Facebook while falsely telling Central Americans interested in crossing undocumented into the U.S. that they can promise a 100% safe journey. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the use of social media by smugglers is not new but the practice is growing, fueling false hope as […]

Biden Commits to Ease Border Surge as Republicans Sense a Political Opening

Biden pledges to take new steps to ease a surge of child migrants at the southern border as the White House parries Republican attacks over a humanitarian challenge that threatens his start as president. President Biden said earlier this week that the administration planned to rebuild a system that allows potential child migrants to seek […]

Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Ban; Jeopardizing DACA Recipient

Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s fate hangs in balance, caught between deportation and a judge’s decision to block Biden’s deportation ban. The former DACA recipient’s deportation to Honduras early this week had been stopped by President Biden’s 100- day suspension on most deportations. Maradiaga was transferred from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Los Angeles […]

Democrats Introduce Bill to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

Senate Democrats introduced legislation to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans in the U.S., stating that the decisions taken by former President Trump on his last day in office to protect Venezuelans from deportation fell short. Senator Bob Menendez stated, “After four years of empty promises and deceit, nobody believes Donald Trump had an […]

Trump’s Last Attempt at Limiting Immigration

After Election Day, the Trump Administration has tried to make changes that will make it easier  for immigrants to be denied visas, extend the citizenship test, and appoint new members to an immigration policy board. Some Trump staff has even gone as far as urging Trump to sign an executive order which will end the […]

Federal Judge Prohibits the Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors

As of Wednesday, Federal District Judge, Emmet Sullivan, ruled that the Trump administration can no longer continue to deport unaccompanied minors without due process. This order only applies to  minors, not adults who are seeking asylum or other forms of protection. The administration has been doing this since March 2020 when it invoked a Title […]

Judge Prohibits Immigration Arrests at San Diego Federal Courthouses

Just this week, U.S. District Judge, Dana Sabraw, granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security from making any immigration arrests at federal courthouses in San Diego, California. Judge Sabraw’s decision derived from a complaint filed last month, which challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of attending hearings for undocumented people, […]

Federal Judge Invalidates New DACA Rules

In July, 2020, Chad Wolf, Homeland Security secretary, decided to issue a memo claiming that the new application for DACA, a program that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children from deportation, would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to only one year instead of two. Just  a few days […]

Latino lawmakers criticize Trump White House meeting with Mexico’s López Obrador

Latino lawmakers and a national Latino group are blasting President Trump for scheduling a visit of Mexico’s president to the White House amid rising coronavirus cases and despite policies that have targeted Mexican and Central American migrants. Mexico President Andres Manuel López Obrador left his country yesterday for the meeting with President Trump today. The […]