Monday, July 22, 2024

Biden Administration’s New Immigration Policy Reduces Migrant Asylum at the Border

The Biden administration’s new immigration policy has reduced the number of migrants allowed to apply for asylum at the southern border. Since the start of “asylum ineligibility,” only 46% of single adult migrants who crossed the border have been allowed to claim asylum, compared to 83% from 2014 to 2019. In a lawsuit led by […]

Misinformation Spreads About the Fate of DACA, Threatening New and Current Recipients

The uncertainty around the fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has produced an abundance of misinformation that has flourished online. More than 580,000 DACA recipients have been living with uncertainty amid a six-year legal battle with the Trump administration. DACA has allowed eligible young immigrants without legal status to work and […]

Biden Administration Allows Over 300,000 Immigrants Temporary Legal Status

The U.S. government announced the extension of the temporary legal status of more than 300,000 immigrants whose deportation protections and work permits were targeted by the Trump administration. The Biden administration will allow roughly 337,000 immigrants to legally continue living and working in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program. The 1990 law authorizing […]

The U.S. Latino Children Population Has Increased, According to U.S. Census

  In the last decade, the number of Latinos under 18 years has increased to 18.8 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% in the past few years and it makes up 25.7% of all U.S. children under 18. Florida was the state with the largest gain of underage Latinos, followed by New Jersey and […]

Migration and Lack of Caregiving Are Affecting the Elderly Population in Puerto Rico

  In Puerto Rico, the population is aging fast, faster than most places on Earth. This pattern has aggravated due to the migration of thousands of working-age Puerto Ricans. Adults over 65 years find themselves more dependent on caregivers and social service institutions since they have ended up alone, with fewer or no close relatives. […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

At Least 150 People Jailed Under El Salvador’s Emergency Powers Have Died

At least 153 people who were jailed in San Salvador, El Salvador have died in state custody. These prisoners were detained when El Salvador instituted emergency powers in March 2022 to control the country’s powerful street gangs. None of those who died had been convicted of a crime they were accused of at the time […]

Border Patrol Chief Retires After End of Title 42

Chief Rauk Ortiz, head of the U.S. Border Patrol, is retiring after seeing through to the end of Title 42 restrictions. “I leave at ease, knowing we have a tremendous uniformed and professional workforce, strong relationships with our union partners, and outstanding leaders who will continue to tirelessly advocate for you each day,” Ortiz said. […]

Gloria Molina, Pioneering Latina Politician, Remembered for Her Fierce Advocacy

Gloria Molina died on May 14 at age 74, in her home in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was an inspirational Chicana politician in California and a fierce advocate for the communities she represented. Since she announced she had terminal cancer in March, colleagues and news media praised her achievements in articles […]

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas

The girl’s mother said agents repeatedly ignored her pleas to hospitalize her daughter, who had a history of heart problems and sickle cell anemia. Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez was born in Panama with congenital heart disease. “She cried and begged for her life, and they ignored her. They didn’t do anything for her,” stated Mabel […]