Immigration

Summoning the Courage to Change the Power Structure

Latino Rebels Radio: May 31, 2020

  • May 31, 2020
  • 3:48 PM

Latino USA Presents: A Moment On The Farm

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, 26-year-old daughter Civia Hernández has been working to adapt and bring the farm online, to survive in this new world.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

Detained Migrant Letters Shared With Advocates Paint ‘Harrowing Picture’ of COVID-19 Fears

“There are 120 of us in a small space and that’s how the pandemic spreads faster,” one part of a letter said.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 8:49 AM

RAICES Texas Releases New Documentary Podcast ‘Homeland Insecurity’

The podcast explores the roots of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and how an agency created to protect us from terrorism has instead been weaponized against immigrants.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

The Moving Border: Part Two, The South (A Latino USA Podcast)

With encouragement and financial assistance, Mexico has been building itself up as more than a place asylum seekers transit through on the way to the U.S.—it wants to be a “destination” for asylum seekers itself.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

ACLU Condemns Trump Administration’s Restriction of Asylum Process for Migrants at Us-Mexico Border

Claiming it is protecting the U.S. against COVID-19-related health risks, the Trump Administration is using a CDC warning to effectively ban all asylum requests at the Southwest border.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 3:41 PM

‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Docu-Thriller Sees DREAMer Activists Expose the Shadiness at the Broward Transitional Center

By combining a conventional documentary form (footage and on camera interviews with the real infiltrators) and a scripted narrative —reenactments of events inside the facility brought to life by professional actors— The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful docu-thriller (as the directors like to call it) and an emotional political tale of young activists fighting for justice.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 9:58 AM

Thousands Wait to Take US Citizenship Oath Amid Virus Delays

BOSTON (AP) — Wendy De Los Santos passed the test to become a U.S. citizen just days before government offices shut down nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

Farmworkers: NOW They Are Essential? (OPINION)

Despite their shiny new label, however, the dystopian reality hidden in the letter is that half of all agricultural workers in the U.S. are undocumented.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 1:18 PM

Citing ICE COVID-19 Lawsuit, Lawyers and Advocates Continue Call for Release of Migrant Detainees From New Jersey Prison

Besides updates from the legal team about the status of the lawsuit, the press conference also included remarks by individuals who have been in contact with the four plaintiffs, including those were working on the case of plaintiff Héctor García Mendoza, who advocates say is asthmatic.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 3:42 PM

The Moving Border: Part One, The North (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA visits Ciudad Juárez, where they tell the story of a mother and daughter who have been mired in a web of changing policy and subjected to ongoing violence.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 2:09 PM

Lives Lost: ‘A Nightmare,’ Says Parishioner Who Lost Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Reyna Martínez kept silent when the coronavirus killed her mother. She would hide in a bathroom and cry to keep the secret from her father.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 1:29 PM

The Preventable Death of an ICE Detainee Amid a Pandemic Speaks to a Crisis of Civilization

Will we be a society governed by constitutional and human rights, compassion, and fairness, or by a cruel desire to punish those deemed unworthy of living?

  • May 15, 2020
  • 5:07 PM

COVID-19 Class-Action Lawsuit: Detained Immigrants Demand Release From Elizabeth Detention Center

The suit details the dangerous conditions faced by the people confined at EDC, a private immigration prison operated by CoreCivic in New Jersey through a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  • May 15, 2020
  • 1:40 PM

Latino USA, Documented and Type Investigations Present: At The Mercy Of The Courts

In this episode, Latino USA partners up with Documented, a nonprofit news site that covers immigrants in New York City, to get a behind the scenes look at the experience of trying to navigate the immigration courts as an asylum-seeker under the Trump Administration.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Trump Ramps Up Expulsions of Migrant Youth, Citing Virus

HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

LCR Declares ‘Victory in Bristol County!’ With COVID-19 Court Decision on Detainees in Immigrant Jails

“The decision is a powerful affirmation and validation of the COVID-19 concerns raised by our clients, all immigrants held by Sheriff Thomas Hodgson,” Iván Espinoza-Madrigal wrote in an email.

  • May 12, 2020
  • 5:14 PM

Court Finds Bristol County Sheriff and ICE Likely Violated Constitutional Rights of Immigrant Detainees in Their Care

Orders widespread COVID testing and prohibits future admissions.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 1:22 PM

US Sees 1st Detained Immigrant Death From Coronavirus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 57-year-old person in immigration custody died Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, authorities said, marking the first reported death from the virus among about 30,000 people in immigration custody.

  • May 6, 2020
  • 8:41 PM

The Fight Against the ‘Sheriff Joe’ of Massachusetts

Latino Rebels Radio: May 6, 2020

  • May 6, 2020
  • 8:18 PM

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