Friday, May 24, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salvadorian Women Have Suffered from Decades of Being Jailed for Stillbirths and Miscarriages, Now They Warn the U.S.

In El Salvador, where abortion is banned under all circumstances, nurses and doctors are forced to report suspected abortions, or they could face prosecution. Women who seek medical care because of a miscarriage or botched abortion are often turned over for investigation. The burden of prosecution and punishment overwhelmingly falls on poor, young women who […]

U.S Supreme Court Leans Towards Upholding “Remain in Mexico” Order

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held a hearing for the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to be heard in court. Some of the Supreme Court’s conservative Justices sided with the Texas lawmakers as well […]

Venezuelans Can’t Afford Food & Medicines Despite Increase in Monthly Pensions

Last month, the Venezuelan government increased pensions, bringing the monthly minimum wage from roughly $2 to about $30, which is still insufficient to make ends meet. The pension in Venezuela is paid monthly to workers who retire after years of Social Security contributions and when they turn 55, for women, and 60 for men. Venezuela […]

DHS Orders Relocation of Detainees at Understaffed & Unsanitary ICE Facility

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has called for all the detainees from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in New Mexico to be immediately relocated because of unsanitary conditions and staff shortages. A “management alert” was issued for the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico, after DHS inspectors found unsanitary conditions […]