List of ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests Scheduled Across the Country
On June 1, a general strike among Latinos and their allies dubbed “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes” (A Day Without Immigrants) is scheduled to take place in cities across the country in protest of the anti-immigrant laws passed in Florida and other states.
Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration
The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
Videos of Empty Store Aisles Unrelated to Florida’s Immigration Bill
While some truckers have posted on social media calling on drivers to curb deliveries to Florida, immigration advocates say it’s too soon to tell if there will be any widespread action.
Latino Truckers Lead Boycott of Florida After Anti-Immigrant Law (OPINION)
A protest started by Latino truck drivers against Florida’s anti-immigrant law has now grown to include a diversity of drivers across the country.
Number of Migrants Fell 50% at US Southern Border After Immigration Changes
The number of migrants encountered at the southern border fell 50 percent during the last three days compared with the days leading up to the end of a key pandemic-era regulation, U.S. officials said Monday.
Biden’s Last-Minute Policy Changes Complicate Crisis at Border (OPINION)
While the Biden administration says its focus is to counter misinformation, the policy changes announced just hours prior to the end of Title 42 are likely to sow further confusion at the southern border.
A Nation of Hating Immigrants
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberto Lopez from the Texas Civil Rights Project to discuss the circumstances around the tragedy in Brownsville, Texas, and how the country has become a nation of hating immigrants.
SUV Driver Hits Crowd at Texas Bus Stop Near Border; 8 Dead
Police are preparing to arrest the hospitalized driver of an SUV that slammed into a crowd, killing eight people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. At least 10 others were injured, authorities said.
Biden’s New Rules for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)
In a joint press conference last week, the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security announced new measures at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the end of Title 42.
US, Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.
Latino Influencers Pressure Congress for Immigrant Justice (OPINION)
The Latino Content Creators for Immigrant Justice is a coalition of creators, activists, elected officials, organizations, and community members stressing the urgency of passing a pathway to citizenship, protecting the right to seek asylum without restriction, and addressing the mistreatment of immigrants.
After Backlash, Abbott Expresses Regret After Labeling Shooting Victims ‘Illegal Immigrants’
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed regret Monday after facing intense criticism for labeling all the victims of the Cleveland, Texas shooting rampage on Friday as “illegal immigrants,” even though it appears at least one of them was not undocumented.
Surviving Cancer Is Harder When You’re an Immigrant Like Me (OPINION)
Empowerment is only possible when patients have the right information, at the right time, and in a language they understand. This National Minority Health Month, let’s work to get the right information to those vulnerable communities in order to save their lives.
Mexico Migrant Camp Tents Torched Across Border From Texas
About two dozen makeshift tents were set ablaze and destroyed at a migrant camp across the border from Texas this week, witnesses said Friday, a sign of the extreme risk that comes with being stuck in Mexico as the Biden administration increasingly relies on that country to host people fleeing poverty and violence.
‘No Borders, Just Flavors’: Your New Favorite Cooking Show (INTERVIEW)
Produced by the largest grassroots immigrant youth rights group, United We Dream, ‘No Borders, Just Flavors’ features young immigrants battling it out in the kitchen to see who has the better dish while sharing what their recipe means to them.
Head Down: Part II (A Latino USA Podcast)
In the second and last episode of “Head Down,” a two-part special from Futuro Investigates and Latino USA, in collaboration with Prism, we shift the focus to look at the systems put in place by the U.S. government and why they’re constantly failing workers in the H-2A visa program, even when they speak up.
We Are Harming Millions of US Citizen Children in Mixed-Status Families (OPINION)
The U.S. government must center its policies on the fundamental protection of children, which should include extending permanent legal residency to the parents and caretakers of U.S. citizen children.
Human Trafficking or a Guest Worker Program? H-2A’s Systemic Issues Result in Catastrophic Violations
In May 2018, Diego and Mario, two farmworkers who had entered the U.S. with H-2A visas, escaped their employer. Read why in the first of a two-part series by Futuro Investigates titled ‘Head Down.’
Mexican Immigration Agency Chief to Be Charged in Fatal Fire
Mexico’s top immigration official will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in Ciudad Juárez last month, with federal prosecutors saying he was remiss in not preventing the disaster despite earlier indications of problems at his agency’s detention centers.
Mexico Migrant Protest Sees Brief Closing of El Paso Bridge
A protest by some migrants led U.S. Customs and Border Protection to briefly close the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez early Monday.