Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Florida Supreme Court Sides with Governor DeSantis as they Approve his Request for Statewide Grand Jury on Immigration

This week, the Florida Supreme Court approved Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to establish a statewide grand jury to investigate issues related to immigration, such as the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the state. Justices unanimously decided that the grand jury would be implemented for a year in the 10th Judicial Circuit, consisting of Polk, Hardee, […]

51 Migrants Were Found Dead, 16 Injured Inside of Tractor-Trailer Near the U.S. Border In Texas

This week, at least 51 migrants have been found dead after attempting to enter the United States inside a tractor-trailer abandoned near San Antonio, Texas. At a news conference on Monday night, authorities said that 16 people, including four children, were found alive and taken to the hospital. The survivors were described as “hot to […]

Monica Ramirez’s Interview on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos

This week, Monica Ramirez, founder, and president of Justice for Migrant Women joined Jorge Ramos for his show Al Punto on Univision. Monica shared her efforts to be the voice for migrant farmworker women in the U.S. and to shine a light on the rampant sexual assault they face in the agricultural industry. Her Human […]

Migrant Worker Awarded $650,000 in Damages After a Win in Retaliation Case

This week, a federal jury in Boston ruled that Tara Construction retaliated against a migrant worker by reporting him to immigration officials. They attempted to get him deported after getting severely injured on the job. The court awarded the man $650,000 in damages.  José Martin Paz Flores, 42, was recovering from surgery after falling off […]

The Landmark Case that Ensured Education for Undocumented Children Reaches its 40th Anniversary

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruling that ensured that undocumented children living in the U.S. could access public education. The historic case has paved the way for other legal pathways, such as the DREAM ACT and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. In […]

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Makes it Harder for Migrants to Challenge Immigration Policies

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cases must be brought individually as opposed to on a class-wide basis, making it harder for migrants to challenge immigration policies in court. In a 6-3 decision, the Court cited a 1996 statute, claiming that lower federal courts lack the power to grant relief to an entire […]

Title 42 Highlights the U.S. Broken Immigration System

Title 42 is a public-health emergency rule invoked in March 2020 by President Trump’s administration to combat the spread of COVID-19. Although it was meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the border, it allowed the immediate expulsion of migrants, including asylum-seekers, without any justification. The policy has been used on nearly 1.9 million occasions […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants, Claims Judiciary Has a Limited Role to Play

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Georgia man who has lived in the U.S. for decades and faces deportation after he checked the wrong box in the driver’s license application. The ruling makes it more difficult for non-citizens facing deportation to get a federal court to review factual determinations made […]

The Smithsonian American Latino Museum Will Debut its First Exhibit Next Month

The National Museum of the American Latino will debut its inaugural gallery in the National Museum of American History on June 18, 2022. The new American Latino Museum probably will not have its own building for at least 10 years, but the Smithsonian will display exhibits until the museum finds its permanent home. The exhibit portrays labor […]

ICE Has Been Stealing Data from Thousands of People, Reports Shows

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using a surveillance system designed to spy on most people residing in the U.S., according to a two-year investigation by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology. The report found that ICE had been operating the surveillance system with minimal public oversight, often violating state privacy laws. […]