Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comentarios from Maria: Nuevas órdenes ejecutivas se enfocan en los inmigrantes

Ha pasado un poco más de una semana desde que Donald Trump fue inaugurado como el presidente de Estados Unidos y ya está cumpliendo su promesa de atacar y marginar a las comunidades de color. La semana pasada, el presidente Trump firmó una serie de órdenes ejecutivas de inmigración que incluyen la aceleración de deportaciones para criminales y […]

Peña Nieto Calls For Equality

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico announced today that he wants to bring marriage equality to his country. The Mexican president announced that he has signed several initiatives that would amend the country’s constitution and its federal civil code to allow same-sex couples to marry. “Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, I met the […]

Trump Reveals How He’ll Fund the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

It was finally revealed by Donald Trump’s campaign how he plans on getting Mexico to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The plan was written out in a two-page memo, titled “Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall,” sent to the Washington Post. In his memo, Trump stated that in order to get the wall […]

Pope Francis Finishes Mexico Tour At U.S. Border

Today, Pope Francis prepares to speak in front of hundreds of followers at the Rio Grande. This will be the finale of a six day trip to Mexico in which he touched upon one of the most important topics of this year’s Presidential election, immigration. “The pope wanted to come to Juarez to make public […]

Cuban Immigrants To Be Allowed Passage Through Central America

Thousands of Cuban immigrants trapped in Costa Rica and Panama on their way north to the United States may be permitted to continue traveling by way of El Salvador and Mexico according to an agreement of the Central American Integration System reached this week that would create a pilot humanitarian transfer program. The program will […]

Latino Lawmakers Urge Rubio to Drop Nomination Hold

Florida Senator Marco Rubio continues to hold up the nomination of President Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Mexico and now, after months of delay, 19 fellow Latino lawmakers are calling on Rubio to allow a full vote by the U.S. Senate, in a vote Roberta Jacobson, current Assistant Secretary of State for the Western […]

Comentarios from Maria: Donald Trump Glorifies Operation “Wetback”

In his latest disregard of the Latino community during the fourth Republican debate last Tuesday night, Donald Trump insisted on the need for a deportation plan and used as an example the controversial expulsions of undocumented immigrants that occurred during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower (1953 -1961). That effort, officially called Operation Wetback, was an […]

Mexico Turn up Heat to Stem Flow of Central American Child Migrants

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute indicates that Mexico is on track to surpass the United States for the first time in the apprehension of child migrants, an apparent reflection of a new embrace of its “immigration enforcer” role. Migration to Mexico from the Northern Triangle – Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala – […]

Donald Trump slanders Mexico, Mexicans in presidential announcement

In what turned out to be a gaudy stream-of-consciousness announcement yesterday in his signature skyscraper in Manhattan, billionaire real estate magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump added yet another line to his growing list of titles: Republican presidential candidate. The Donald, often speaking in third-person, made clear that he is not bent on winning […]

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 […]