Saturday, December 3, 2022

Undocumented Immigrants Paid Taxes, But Now They’re Aging Without Retirement and Health Benefits

In 1998, Noe Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico, hoping to work and earn enough money to buy a new taxi to replace the decadent one he drove in Mexico City. The part-time musician started construction work in Houston, often playing guitar on the weekends. One day, while driving his bike to work, […]

Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Actions to Relocate Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

On Monday, a Texas sheriff announced that his office has opened an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions to move nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, last week. The Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, clarified that the investigation is in its early stages and declined to name any possible suspects. However, he has […]

Under the Biden Administration’s New Finalized Rule, Immigrants on Public Benefits Won’t Face Hurdles to Get Permanent Status

This week, the Biden Administration finalized a rule that will eliminate obstacles for immigrants who benefit from public benefits when applying for permanent status in the U.S. The Trump Administration had modified the “public charge,” decades-old regulation, making it harder for individuals who use public benefits to obtain permanent immigration status. The Biden administration, however, […]

Migrant Woman Loses Lawsuit Against Her Alleged Rapist & Sbarro

On Friday, a migrant woman accused her manager at Sbarro of raping her several times in 2016 and lost a federal lawsuit against him and Sbarro. The company alleged that she made the accusations to gain legal immigration status, causing her lawyers to push for a mistrial. Sandra Perez said that Zachary Ceballes raped her […]

Florida Supreme Court Sides with Governor DeSantis as they Approve his Request for Statewide Grand Jury on Immigration

This week, the Florida Supreme Court approved Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to establish a statewide grand jury to investigate issues related to immigration, such as the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the state. Justices unanimously decided that the grand jury would be implemented for a year in the 10th Judicial Circuit, consisting of Polk, Hardee, […]

Migrant Worker Awarded $650,000 in Damages After a Win in Retaliation Case

This week, a federal jury in Boston ruled that Tara Construction retaliated against a migrant worker by reporting him to immigration officials. They attempted to get him deported after getting severely injured on the job. The court awarded the man $650,000 in damages.  José Martin Paz Flores, 42, was recovering from surgery after falling off […]

The Landmark Case that Ensured Education for Undocumented Children Reaches its 40th Anniversary

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruling that ensured that undocumented children living in the U.S. could access public education. The historic case has paved the way for other legal pathways, such as the DREAM ACT and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. In […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants, Claims Judiciary Has a Limited Role to Play

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Georgia man who has lived in the U.S. for decades and faces deportation after he checked the wrong box in the driver’s license application. The ruling makes it more difficult for non-citizens facing deportation to get a federal court to review factual determinations made […]

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 […]