Immigration

U.S. Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to accept the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 2:50 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Watch ‘The Facility,’ a Close-Up of ICE Abuses During COVID (VIDEO)

‘The Facility’ documents through video-conference recordings of the testimony of two immigrants, interned at Irwin for months at the start of the pandemic, how immigrant detention centers were grossly ill-prepared to handle the spread of COVID-19.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 1:09 PM

Speculation Continues Over Immigrant Relief Proposals in Senate

Senators returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to speculation over what comes next in immigration relief negotiations concerning the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House on November 19 but did not include a pathway to citizenship.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 11:13 AM

As Biden’s New Immigration Guidelines Go Into Effect, Detainees Ask for Immediate Release

One of the filers, Enrique Cristobal Meneses, has been in ICE detention since having his sentence commuted by Gov. Gavin Newsom in November 2020. Meneses claims to be suffering retaliation from ICE officials for his advocacy for better workplace conditions.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 1:45 PM

How a Recall Election Brought Down Arizona’s Most Powerful Politician (OPINION)

One of the great stories in Arizona politics involves the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce, the far-right author of the single most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history, SB 1070.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

Mexico Breaks Up Second Migrant March

Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • 10:28 AM

Connecting With Puerto Ricans Helps NY State Assembly Hopeful

Shaniyat Chowdhury, a New York City public high school educator running for the New York State Assembly, is using a recent trip to the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico as a springboard to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent David Weprin.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 3:48 PM

How the Climate Crisis Fuels the Migrant One and Hits Latinos Especially Hard (OPINION)

It’s been a terrible century or so for Central America, but last year was especially rough.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

Report: Refugees Endure Civil Rights Abuses at U.S.-Mexico Border

In October, Lawyers for Civil Rights sent a delegation to investigate the treatment of refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border and discovered numerous instances of civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 5:41 PM

Death Threats Soar as Progressive ‘Squad’ Grows in Congress

Capitol Police expect to log 9,000 death threats against members of Congress this year, many of them aimed at members of the ‘the Squad,’ a group of six young Democrats of color who have become icons for progressives and many communities of color.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 11:27 AM

The Humans Who Feed Us

Latino Rebels Radio: November 18, 2021

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 5:10 PM

‘Gentefied’: Shifting the Narrative on Immigration One Episode at a Time

In only two short seasons, the Netflix series ‘Gentefied’ makes a bold and well-founded statement that your country of birth does not define the identities you can claim and the rights you should be awarded.

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 3:19 PM

Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)

Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 1:58 PM

AOC Says Some Immigration Advocacy Groups Are ‘Hampering Progress’

“There are certain advocacy groups, national organizations, that may have a footprint here in Washington but do not have a presence in immigrant communities,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with Latino Rebels on Monday evening at the Capitol.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 10:52 PM

Letter from a Young Rebelde (OPINION)

You have to read this letter sent from a young Salvadoran immigrant looking to join the team at Latino Rebels.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 4:51 PM

Understanding Sponsorship Challenges for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Images of migrant children in cages dominate the media, but what happens to these children after they are released is sometimes far worse. A former director of case management shares her story of working with children to provide more insight into the lack of responsibility for unaccompanied children.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

Immigrants and Allies March ’11 Miles for 11 Million’ in El Paso

A coalition led by Border Network for Human Rights held a march in El Paso, Texas demanding a citizenship pathway for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 12:20 PM

Unionists Defend Immigrant Protesters From Alt-Right Instigators in Times Square

Immigrant rights organizers say alt-right instigators arrived Tuesday night at their ongoing 11-day protest in Times Square looking to intimidate undocumented rally-goers.

  • Nov 10, 2021
  • 5:11 PM

Immigrant Parole Trumps Pathway to Citizenship in House Spending Bill

After weeks of negotiations, the long-promised pathway to citizenship has been removed from the House spending bill, replaced by immigrant parole. Washington correspondent Pablo Manríquez walks us through how it happened.

  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

Democrats Divided Over Parliamentarian’s Immigration Past

Democrats in Congress are divided over whether Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough can render an impartial judgment on immigrant relief proposals after Latino Rebels published a report Monday showing that MacDonough likely worked as an immigration prosecutor in the late nineties.

  • Nov 5, 2021
  • 4:25 PM

Sen. Durbin Signals Green Card Reform Proposal to Parliamentarian

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) told Latino Rebels on Wednesday afternoon that Green Card reform provisions in the House version of the Build Back Better Act might be submitted for Parliamentarian review.

  • Nov 3, 2021
  • 3:59 PM

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