Monday, December 17, 2018

Trump Administration making asylum harder for caravan, wants them to wait in Mexico.

For the past several months, the Trump administration has attempted to deter asylum seekers from crossing the US border, and its only plan to deal with the problem is to force them to remain in Mexico even longer. During the weeks that caravan members have waited in Tijuana, they haven’t been in conditions that seem sustainable […]

Growing caravan proceeds on its journey to the US border

  The Central American migrants moving their way through Mexico as part of a controversial caravan — one President Donald Trump is pushing hard as a midterms’ election issue — is forging ahead in its long journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. The first waves of migrants, who U.N. officials estimate may be as high as 7,200 […]

The Honduran caravan gets closer to the US-Mexico Border

The first Honduran immigrants from a caravan heading toward the U.S. border reached Mexico yesterday. A group of as many as 4,000 migrants is traveling from Honduras through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S.-Mexico border to flee poverty and violence in their home country. The Mexican government has warned migrants participating in the caravan to turn around to […]

Trump’s Lack of Response on Mexico’s Harvey Relief Offer

On Sunday, Mexico offer disaster relief assistance in a press release that also addressed the President Trump’s tweets over the weekend. In his tweets, Trump said Mexico would in fact pay for a border wall, and criticized Mexico’s crime rate, as well as saying he is considering terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement. “The […]

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 […]