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Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 12:39 PM

What School Segregation Looks Like in the US Today, in 4 Charts

Despite years of government desegregation efforts and the proven benefits of integrated schools, our recently published research shows that U.S. school segregation is higher than it has been in decades.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 9:05 AM

Puerto Rico Governor Disrespected Our Dead

Con los muertos no se juega.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 7:55 AM

Across US, Clergy Mobilize to Support Vulnerable Migrants

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 11:23 PM

El Salvador Judge Orders New Charges for El Mozote Massacre

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that 17 former members of El Salvador’s military, including ex-leaders of the armed forces, will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displacement related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a gruesome point in the country’s civil war.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 10:51 PM

Puerto Ricans Try to Forge Movement to Oust Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cruise passengers drifted through the streets of Old San Juan Thursday as shop owners took plywood down from store windows and painted over graffiti demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 5:00 PM

This Is Exhausting: A Needed Convo on Immigration, Detention Centers and the Complicity of Big Corporations

To catch up on the latest in immigration for In The Thick, Julio and guest co-host Maggie Freleng of Futuro Media chat with immigration attorney Amy Maldonado, and the Professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco, Bill Ong Hing.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 3:37 PM

#RickyRenuncia Goes Viral, But Rosselló Doesn’t Seem to Grasp the Message

“I have the commitment, stronger than ever, to carry out the public policy for which we have worked so hard in all areas of government,” Rosselló wrote in a statement.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

How ‘The Squad’ Can Stop ICE and Help the Immigrant Community (OPINION)

The Squad can do anything these women set their collective mind and values to.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 2:10 PM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again

SANTA FE, Argentina (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro urged his South American colleagues Wednesday to borrow a slogan from Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 1:17 PM

Multitudes Demand Rosselló’s Resignation in Puerto Rico

The Center for Investigative Journalism revealed an investigation where journalists allege that behind the chat group —that sparked the protests— is a multi-million dollar corruption scheme.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 11:27 AM

Thousands March in Puerto Rico to Demand Governor’s Resignation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 8:30 AM

El saqueo a los fondos públicos detrás del chat

Detrás de las conversaciones del chat de Telegram entre el gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, y algunos de sus colaboradores más cercanos se esconde una red multimillonaria de corrupción.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 9:50 PM

ESPN’s ‘Southmost’ Is Important for Representation, but Insists on the Cartel TV Trope

The show insists on showing us violent images in Mexico, and after every commercial break, we come back to more cartel talk.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 3:52 PM

The Bible Says to Welcome Refugees

By Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross The Trump administration will stop accepting asylum applications from migrants who could have claimed asylum in a different country before entering the U.S., it announced on July 15. The new interim immigration rule upends a 60-year-old policy that protects refugees from war, political persecution and targeted violence. […]

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 2:05 PM

Go Back to Your Country! But I’m American

How many more racist statements do we need to hear from the president before people can openly admit that what he is saying is racist?

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 1:49 PM

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Sentenced To Life In Prison

U.S. authorities want “El Chapo” to pay back $12.7 billion that he allegedly earned during a lifetime of drug-trafficking activities.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 12:04 PM

Bad Bunny, Residente and iLe Join Forces for Powerful Song Condemning Rosselló

At a time of unprecedented protests in response to allegations of corruption and the #TelegramGate scandal, “Afilando los Cuchillos” is an outcry. 

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 11:14 AM

The DC Fallout From Rosselló Scandal Will Happen: Puerto Ricans Must Work Together to Stop It

Are these the makings of an emerging #CaribbeanSummer in Puerto Rico? You won’t know unless you show up.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 10:33 AM

Confusion, Fear Reigns on Mexico Border With New US Policy

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear.

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • 8:06 AM