Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 […]

Immigration Reform, Guest Worker Programs and What We Can Learn From Braceros

Written By: Dakar Lanzino In his 2005 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush said  “It is time for an immigration policy that permits temporary guest workers to fill jobs Americans will not take, that rejects amnesty, that tells us who is entering and leaving our country, and that closes the border to […]

What Latino Community?

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Gozamos The Atlantic slave trade stripped many black people of their heritage to the point where they refer to themselves nowadays with the simple label “African American.” Latinos, on the other hand, know exactly where their ancestors came from, down to the city, neighborhood or even their family home. National flags, customs, […]

Guest Blogger: Simon Rosenberg “The Administration’s Border Strategy Is Working”

As immigration reform moves to the Senate floor, Senator Marco Rubio has raised new questions about whether the border security strategy in the current Senate bill can be effectively executed by the Obama and future administrations. The experience of the past several years indicates that DHS can, in fact, despite rancorous politics, manage the complex border […]

Mexico’s Growing Economy Paves the Way for New Realities

          Mexico’s growing economic impact is changing the relationship between the U.S. and the Latin American country, as was made evident during President Obama’s visit to the region last week. Mexico had an economic growth of 3.9% last year and it is expected to continue rising this upcoming year.  The growing […]