Friday, April 12, 2024

Florida Gov. DeSantis Seeks to End Birthright Citizenship for Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces he seeks to eliminate the constitutional guarantee of citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants born in the U.S. This “birthright citizenship” has been protected under the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to all individuals “born or naturalized in the United States.” This language is what protects conservatives from opposing and […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The New Congress Set to Focus on Immigration Reform and Border Security

According to a recent NBC News poll that tested seven different policy proposals for the new 118th Congress, two of the most popular policies Americans say the new Congress should consider are immigration reform and border security. From the poll, 80% of Americans support providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who meet specific […]

Border Wall Construction Results in a Lawsuit Filed Against Arizona

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Arizona after a two-week standoff between protestors and construction crews building a border wall made of shipping containers. The case asks for “immediate injunctive relief prohibiting” the state from continuing work on the wall, which federal officials say is being built on federal land without required […]

Florida Judge Orders Florida Governor to Turn Over Records on Migrant Flights

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was ordered to turn over records involving migrant flights his administration chartered from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. A Florida judge ruled that it failed to comply with the state’s public records law after an open government group sued for the information. Last month, DeSantis chartered planes carrying about 50 migrants […]

Complaints Filed Against Detention Center by Migrant Detainee Stating It Was a ‘Living Hell’

While being held at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Baker County Detention Center, Guillermo De León Serrabi received beatings so bad he allegedly lost part of his hearing. There are 16 civil rights organizations filing federal complaints against the treatment at the detention center in Macclenny, Florida, and De León Serrabi’s is just one of […]