Immigration

Migrants in Texas Trailer Tragedy Died Seeking Better Lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the U.S. who returned to visit his wife and children decided to take a cousin on his return to the U.S.

  • Jul 2, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Immigrant Rights Advocates Cheer End of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Demand More Relief

Pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that sided with President Biden’s move to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, immigrant advocacy groups took a moment to celebrate but are calling for more immigrant relief, including an end to Trump-era Title 42 restrictions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 10:55 AM

USICA’s Immigrant Relief Provisions Face Uncertain Future

The part of the United States Innovation and Competition Act that GOP lawmakers like Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) fear could undermine negotiations is a morsel of relief for immigrants with PhDs or Master’s degrees in STEM fields.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Slow Effort to ID San Antonio Migrant Dead; Toll Rises to 53

More than a day after the discovery of a stifling trailer in San Antonio where dozens of migrants died after being abandoned in the sweltering heat, few identities of the victims have been made public, illustrating the challenges authorities face in tracing people who cross borders clandestinely.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 2:24 PM

46 Dead, 16 Hospitalized After Trailer of Migrants Found

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 10:58 PM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

Indian Backlog Immigrants Offer Durbin Redemption Through Eagle Act

The Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment Act of 2022 or Eagle Act is an obscure bill, strangely bipartisan in the House with a low-key advocacy organization, Immigration Voice, that was on Capitol Hill this week for meetings with staffers for Republican Senators Josh Hawley (MO), Mike Lee (UT), and Tom Cotton (AR), plus the Senate offices of Democratic Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Tina Smith (MN).

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 4:23 PM

After 10 Years of DACA, Uncertainty Is Still the Reality

Even after President Obama first announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program 10 years ago on June 15, a state of limbo and uncertainty is still a constant for the thousands of recipients who initially thought the program would be the first step on their path to permanency in the […]

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 10:19 AM

CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant

As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 6:30 PM

Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 8:19 AM

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

Migrant Caravan Sets Out in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand migrants set out walking in the rain early Monday in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 10:42 AM

An Immigration Midterms Check (A Latino USA Podcast)

To unpack how the Biden administration has approached immigration policy and where President Joe Biden stands on fulfilling his campaign promises, Maria Hinojosa is joined by In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela and CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez.

  • Jun 3, 2022
  • 10:50 AM

White House, Congress Upset by Problematic DHS Inspector General

Patience with Joseph V. Cuffari is growing thin in Congress and at the White House, with sources telling Latino Rebels that the embattled Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has embarrassed the agency, snubbed the White House, and fueled a lack of faith in Congress about his ability to continue in the role.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 6:34 PM

Sen. Tillis Outlines Parameters of Bipartisan Immigration Talks

A bipartisan group of four senators —two Democrats and two Republicans— have been meeting to find consensus on an immigration bill that can get 60 votes to pass the Senate. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) gives Latino Rebels an outline of those discussions.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 5:26 PM

Call Off Immigration Enforcement After Tragedies So Communities Can Heal (OPINION)

In light of the tragedy in Texas, President Joe Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should say clearly that no one —regardless of immigration status— will be questioned when they come forward to receive support after the shooting.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

Judge: Title 42 Asylum Restrictions Must Continue on Border

Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 5:59 PM

Limbo (A Latino USA Podcast)

“Limbo” follows the story of Miguel Macias’ immigration journey after moving to the United States from Spain in 2001 when he was 25 years old. As we learn about the struggles that come with remaining connected to the homeland and the life-long dilemma of whether to return one day, “Limbo” dives into the ways in which migration and depression interlock. 

  • May 20, 2022
  • 10:54 AM

Ethno-Nationalism Is the New Conservatism (OPINION)

As the Republican Party embraces more bigotry and political hostility, the rest of the country can no longer be silent.

  • May 19, 2022
  • 3:14 PM

As Others Are Blocked, Colombians Reach US Through Mexico

Colombians were stopped at the border more than 15,000 times in March, up nearly 60 percent from February and nearly 100-fold over last year, according to CBP figures. Many fly to Mexico City or Cancún and take a bus or another plane to border towns before crossing into the U.S.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

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