Saturday, February 24, 2024

Border Crossing Have Dropped Since Title 42 Expired

The first day after Title 42 was lifted, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped over 6,200 undocumented migrants from crossing the border on Friday, compared to roughly 11,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10,000 on Thursday. The Covid-era restrictions that allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border expired at 11:59 p.m. […]

Millions of People Are Leaving their Homes and Migrating to the U.S.

Millions of people are leaving Latin America and migrating toward the U.S. in numbers not seen in decades. The pandemic, recessions in the region, unemployment rates hitting decades high, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering a spike in food prices, and violence have led to powerful campaigns encouraging people to migrate to the U.S. This accumulation […]

Title 42 Set to End, Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas is ‘Not Worried’

Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, said the administration is ready to end Title 42 amidst the arrest of hundreds of migrants at the southern U.S. border. Mayorkas visited the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to reinforce the Biden administration’s plans to stop using Title 42, a pandemic-era restriction that expelled migrants immediately without an asylum […]

SUV Driver Kills Eight People Waiting for Bus Outside Migrant Shelter in Texas

An SUV driver in Brownsville, Texas, slammed into a crowd, injuring ten people and killing eight waiting for a bus outside a migrant shelter. Police are prepared to arrest the hospitalized driver. Surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed that some victims were sitting on the curb when the driver hit […]

Migrant Child Labor Debate in Congress Becomes Mired in Immigration Fight

The revelation that migrant children are being exploited for cheap labor in the United States prompted bipartisan outrage and calls to action on Capitol Hill. Congress has not addressed the issue, and legislation to crack down on companies’ use of child labor has gone nowhere. The issue has little Republican backing, while Democrats’ efforts are […]

Colorado Increases Translation Resources for Parents of Special Ed Children

On Saturday, Colorado Legislature passed a bill that will extend access to translated education documents for parents who don’t speak English fluently and who have children with disabilities. The bill known as HB 1623 will help extend access to translator and interpreter services. Another bill would allocate $500,000 to which school districts can apply. Parents […]

The Biden Administration Takes Control of the U.S. Border Since Congress is Absent on Immigration Reform

Since Congress hasn’t passed any significant legislation on immigration, the Biden Administration is about to change the way migration is handled at the border. The Administration will stop using Title 42, the policy that was put in place during the pandemic, and will go back to using Title 8. The law is the nation’s immigration […]

Indigenous Woman from the Amazon Wins the Goldman Environment Prize

Alessandra Korap was recognized with Goldman Environmental Prize, an award that honors grassroots activists worldwide dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. Korap was born in the mid-1980s in her Indigenous village in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. As she grew up, the bustling streets and commercial activity of nearby cities crept closer and […]

Shakira to be Named 2023 Woman of The Year at Billboard’s First Latin Women in Music Event

Shakira will be named the 2023 Woman of the Year at Billboard’s first Latin Women in Music event next month. The pop superstar from Colombia is honored for her contributions to the music industry, bringing recognition and opportunities for Latin women through her career and philanthropic efforts. “Shakira is the ultimate Woman in Music. Thanks […]

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Granddaughter of the Late Cesar Chavez, Set to be President Biden’s Campaign Manager

President Joe Biden plans to have Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of the most prominent Latinas in the administration, as his 2024 re-election campaign manager. Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, is a senior advisor to the president and director of the White House of Intergovernmental Affairs. “It makes sense to […]