Tuesday, May 17, 2022

ICE Has Been Stealing Data from Thousands of People, Reports Shows

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been using a surveillance system designed to spy on most people residing in the U.S., according to a two-year investigation by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology. The report found that ICE had been operating the surveillance system with minimal public oversight, often violating state privacy laws. […]

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

The U.S. Can No Longer Deport Migrant Families to Countries Where They Could be Harmed

Last week, a federal court affirmed the government’s authority to expel migrants under the rump-era “Title 42” order but prohibited border officials from deporting families to countries where they might face persecution. Title 42 was first invoked because of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back in March 2020. […]

Modern-Day Slavery Operation Uncovered, Thousands of Migrants Exploited in South Georgia.

For years, Mexican and Central American laborers have been brought to the U.S. to work on Georgia farms as modern-day slaves. About two dozen human traffickers, who were part of the crime ring that enslaved the workers, are all facing felony charges, which include mail fraud and mail fraud conspiracy, forced labor and forced labor […]

Democrats Battling to Include Immigration in the Build Back Better Act

Senate Democrats have made their third attempt to include immigration procedures in the Build Back Better Act using a technical procedure. The process is called budget reconciliation, meaning the bill could pass with a simple majority of 51 votes and not require 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. It will determine whether Democrats can positively […]

Multiple states will stop the use of dehumanizing terms used for immigrants

For Democratic legislator Luz Rivas, the term “alien” meant that her family did not belong in the United States. In immigration terms, it meant that her mother was not a United States citizen, even though they were going through the naturalization process. The use of the term “alien” has been long opposed by immigrants and […]

Democrats Fight to Include Immigration in ‘Build Back Better’ Bill

Democrats continue to fight to secure protections for undocumented immigrants. Their latest attempt is to include immigration in the “Build Back Better” economic bill, which would expand the U.S. social safety net. Some Democrats have stated that they would not support the economic bill unless immigration is included. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi can only afford […]

Overworked, Underpaid Immigration Detainees Owed Millions in Back Pay

The GEO Group, operator of a for-profit detention center, violated Washington’s minimum wage laws, and owes $17.3 million in back pay to immigration detainees.  Washington’s attorney general sued the GEO group in 2017, it was determined that the company only paid detainees $1 per day. The company reported over $2 billion in revenue in 2020.  […]

Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus and not fear being deported

Yesterday President Trump said undocumented immigrants should be able to get tested for coronavirus without fear of arrest or deportation. “The answer is yes, we will do those tests,” Trump said during a White House briefing. “You could say illegal alien, you could say illegal immigrant, you could say whatever you want to use your definition of […]