Immigration

Honduran Migrants Trek North Toward Guatemalan Border

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city Thursday despite continued signs from Mexico and other Central American governments that they would not be allowed through.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:30 AM

Immigrant Rights Groups Take Action in Anticipation of Biden’s Inauguration

“While the current administration has done nothing but vilify the immigrant community, spewing hatred in all forms throughout the last four years, immigrant leaders know that changing administrations has never been the solution,” Movimiento Cosecha said.

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • 12:13 PM

Biden: Reversing Trump Border Policies Will Take Months

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden says it will take months to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration, tempering expectations he generated during his campaign and one that may rile advocates pushing for speedy action on the issue.

  • Dec 23, 2020
  • 9:14 AM

Equations For Liberation, A Conversation With Kelly Lytle Hernandez (A Latino USA Podcast)

The community of researchers at Million Dollar Hoods helps us understand how much money is being spent to incarcerate Black and Brown communities, daring to imagine what would be possible if we invested those funds in housing, education, or employment instead.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 11:57 AM

US Plans Family Deportations, Including Girl With Broken Arm

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 10:06 AM

Mexican President Defends Restrictive Immigration Policies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday defended Mexico’s restrictive immigration policy, which has prevented many Central American migrants from crossing Mexico to reach the U.S. border.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 9:57 AM

State Faults Officers’ Use of Force Against ICE Detainees

BOSTON (AP) — Officers at a Dartmouth detention center used excessive force when they deployed pepper spray, police dogs and a flash bang device against inmates who refused to be tested for COVID-19, according to a state report released Tuesday.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Migrants in US on Temporary Status Get 9-Month Extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will allow migrants from six countries to extend their legal U.S. residency under a temporary status for nine months while courts consider its effort to end the program.

  • Dec 9, 2020
  • 12:19 PM

Joe Biden’s Immigration Policy Still Lacks Focus in Key Areas (OPINION)

Biden’s immigration policies may seem to be an improvement from Donald Trump’s but without a clear Latin American policy agenda, his success may be limited.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Search Persists for Parents of 628 Kids Separated at Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration, according to a court filing Wednesday that also said the government last week provided additional phone numbers to aid the long-running search.

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 3:16 PM

Pop-up School for US Asylum Seekers Thrives Despite Pandemic

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

Judge: Detained Immigrants Must See a Judge Within 10 Days

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 8:37 AM

Supreme Court Seems Skeptical of Trump’s Census Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 4:59 PM

Punishing Hurricanes to Spur More Central American Migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

Ex-Homeland Security Official Mayorkas Returns Under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the September 11 attacks but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law enforcement agenda.

  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 5:54 PM

The Wall and Why It Never Mattered (OPINION)

In the end, Trump never even needed a physical wall to prevent people from seeking refuge in the U.S.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 11:28 AM

Mexico to Stop Holding Child Migrants in Detention Centers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations are applauding changes to Mexico’s immigration law that would prohibit holding migrant children in immigration detention centers.

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1:01 PM

No Thanks: Reunite 545 Traumatized Children With Families (OPINION)

The policies that represent our country must protect all children and families, including non-citizens, who are guaranteed rights by the U.S. Constitution and international law.

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

Report: US Knew of Problems Family Separation Would Cause

HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come, according to a report released Thursday by congressional Democrats.

  • Oct 29, 2020
  • 5:02 PM

The Cruelty Is the Point (OPINION)

Historically speaking, the cruelty surrounding U.S. immigration policy is arguably the most bipartisan issue of our times.

  • Oct 29, 2020
  • 2:25 PM

Breaking Down the U.S. Deportation Machine (A Latino USA Podcast)

Professor Goodman gives a crash course on the history of migrant exploitation and expulsion in the United States, and lays out how the deportation machine still keeps the country running today.

  • Oct 27, 2020
  • 6:23 PM

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