Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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 […]

Immigrant Who Took Sanctuary at a Church for 86 Days Granted Stay of Removal

After 86 days of living and taking sanctuary in a Colorado church, Jeanette Vizguerra was finally granted a stay of removal on Thursday of last week. Vizguerra left the church Friday with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) granted stay, allowing her to remain in the country until March 15, 2019. “This is a […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

No Date Set For Decision On President’s Immigration Actions

            The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday heard arguments on whether or not to lift a temporary injunction placed by Texas-based US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen on President Barack Obama’s executive orders regarding the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action For […]

Comentarios From Maria: Our Community Supports the President’s Executive Action

The Latino community is more united than ever.  9 in 10 Latino voters support the President’s executive actions that will protect at least 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. Latinos are not alone: according to various recent studies, a majority of Americans recognize that these actions are an important step towards protecting our country […]

New Gallup Poll Shows Spike in Obama’s Approval Rating Among Latinos

According to a recent Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating among Latinos has jumped 14 points since his announcement regarding the executive actions he would take to overhaul our nation’s immigration system.  His approval rating now stands at 68 percent, the highest it has been all year. In 2012, the president’s popularity among Latinos skyrocketed […]

House Republicans Continue to Weigh Options to Block Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

Today, House Republicans met to discuss ways in which the party could counter President Obama’s executive order on immigration.  After the meeting, House Speak John Boehner said that he would bring a resolution that would block the president’s executive actions by GOP Rep. Ted Yoho to a vote. Such a vote however is largely seen […]

President Obama Announces Sweeping Immigration Overhaul Through Executive Action

Last night, President Obama unveiled the highly anticipated executive actions he will enact in order to establish an immigration system that is “more fair and more just.”  The steps he will take to keep families together and protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation were the centerpiece of his Thursday night address. Obama […]