Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Latino Advocacy groups speak out against Trump’s efforts to end birthright citizenship

Latino advocacy groups are pushing back against a presidential proposal to end granting United States citizenship for American-born children of undocumented immigrants. The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States […]

With one week before midterms, Trump claims he can end birthright citizenship

President Trump offered a dramatic, if legally dubious, promise in a new interview to unilaterally end birthright citizenship, ratcheting up his hardline immigration rhetoric with a week to go before midterm elections. Trump’s vow to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil came in an […]

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 […]

Family separation might be the incentive Latinos needed to vote

  President Trump’s policy that resulted in the separation of parents and children along the southern border may have accomplished something Latino activist groups haven’t before: Prompting a long-term voter registration drive uniting progressive and traditional Democratic groups. On Thursday, a new coalition led by the nonprofit advocacy group Voto Latino will launch a three-year, […]

Guatemalan mother reunites with her son after he was taken away at the border

The mother rushed toward her son the second he stepped off the jetway. Then she teared up. “I love you,” she said in Spanish, between sobs. In the waiting area of Gate C14 at Baltimore Washington International Airport, she wrapped a blanket around him, cradled his head in her arms and wept. It had been […]

The First Lady speaks about separating families at the border

Melania Trump, who typically shies away from the political spotlight, waded into the controversial immigration debate when her office released a statement yesterday talking about the family separation taking place at the border. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful […]

Trump sees the missing children as an opportunity to push his agenda

As controversy grows over his administration’s treatment of children separated from undocumented immigrant parents, Trump is seeking a political opening to damage his opponents and solidify his own support. Trump chose to wage his latest political battle over his administration’s policy of separating children from parents caught crossing the border. The controversy over the policy […]

Sessions reverses decision to end program that helps detained immigrants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday reversed a controversial decision to shut down a Justice Department program that provides basic legal information to detained immigrants. Sessions told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies that he had concerns about the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), that initially led to the decision to “pause” the program, “I […]

Kaine says Trump is lying or is delusional when it comes to DACA

  Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine on Sunday said President Donald Trump continuing to blame Democrats for the lack of permanent protections for young undocumented immigrants is a break with reality. “He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Last Friday Trump said Democrats were responsible […]

Trump threatens to veto spending bill over DACA and border wall

  President Trump threatened earlier today to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill already passed by Congress, only hours before government funding would lapse. In a tweet, Trump said he is “considering a VETO” because the proposal does not extend protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants or fully fund his proposed border wall. […]