Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 […]

Five Things to Know About Joe Arpaio

Trump has a history of taking Arpaio’s side, and they have a history of holding similar political positions. Both men have taken a hard stance on immigration, encouraging the Republican Party to follow suit, and both among the nation’s top proponents of “birtherism,” the claim that President Obama was born oversees and not a U.S. […]

Sole Hispanic Leader Remains on Trump’s Diversity Council for Now

In the week following the riots in Charlottesville, while many businessmen have chosen to part ways with Trump’s business councils, one Hispanic leader is choosing to stay put for now. Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has decided to remain on President Trump’s National Diversity Council to keep […]

Latino Republicans Concerned with Trump’s Immigration Plan

On Wednesday, the White House announced its support for a new immigration overhaul proposal that will reduce legal immigration over the next 10 years by half through massive restrictions on who enters the country. Latino Republicans are expressing concerns over the perils of Trump’s hardline position, claiming it will have repercussions for not only him […]

Cubans Eager for Trump Decision on Cuba

With President Trump to make a decision on Cuba today, it is expected he will reverse Obama-era executive orders by tightening restrictions on trade and travel. The possibilities include banning U.S. trade with any Cuban entity linked to the military, a reduction in the number of categories under which Americans can travel to Cuba, and […]

As DACA Reaches 5th Anniversary, ‘DREAMers’ Fear Trump Politics

In the five years that DACA has enabled hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to work and study in the U.S., the federal government made no headway in creating a legal pathway toward citizenship for these and many other immigrants. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a two-year renewable program that allows immigrants […]

Trump Administration Softens Up On Its Threat Against ‘Sanctuary Cities’

In the war against the ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties that have refused to comply with the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics, the administration has settled on a very narrow interpretation of what it means to be a “sanctuary city.” In limiting the potential consequences for state and local governments, ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions will now lose […]

Report Finds 150% Spike in Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records

In a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued report released Wednesday, the Trump administration’s push to remove all undocumented immigrants has resulted in a 40 percent increase in immigration arrests, particularly among those with no criminal record. Since the presidential executive order, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested more than 41,000 immigrants […]