Immigration

Salvador Man Sues Claiming Wrongful Deportation by ICE

A Salvadoran man who claims he was jailed, beaten, and tortured after being wrongfully deported from the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government, seeking damages for his treatment. José Daniel Guerra-Castañeda, 25, has since been returned to the United States and lives in Massachusetts.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 12:32 PM

Senate Split on Increasing Immigration to Boost Economy

As a national labor shortage is contributing to higher prices on consumer goods and increased inflation, some senators tell Latino Rebels that increasing legal immigration can help undermine these economic pressures on the American economy, while others are not so convinced.

  • May 10, 2022
  • 3:54 PM

1 in 3 Fears Immigrants Influence US Elections: AP-NORC Poll

With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year’s critical midterm elections, about one in three U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Senate Stalls Again on Immigration Relief

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) is expected to negotiate immigrant relief into a bipartisan immigration bill with Senate Republicans, but Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the most senior Latino in the Senate, expressed doubts that reform will pass this year.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 5:57 PM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Mexico Relocates Migrant Camp; Haitians Appear at Border

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central America and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

  • May 3, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

Migration a Top Focus for Biden Call With Mexican President

By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden planned to discuss efforts to address the unprecedented flow of migration along the U.S. southern border in a Friday afternoon call with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “I look forward to discussing our vision for the Ninth Summit of the […]

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 2:08 PM

Report Outlines Methods Used by Popular Anti-Immigration Videos on YouTube

Anti-immigration groups have been “employing highly effective and consistent visual styles, messaging format and narrative strategy” in videos posted to YouTube in their effort to convince viewers to adopt more hardline beliefs, as a new report lays out. Conducted by the immigration advocacy non-profit Define American, the study titled “Immigration Will Destroy Us & Other […]

  • Apr 27, 2022
  • 5:27 PM

US Preps for Even Busier Border Amid Lifting of Health Order

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle waits for a group of Nicaraguan migrants as they walk towards the U.S. border to turn themselves in and ask for asylum, from Algodones, Mexico, December 2, 2021. The Biden administration released a plan Tuesday to deal with an increase in already historic numbers of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico […]

  • Apr 27, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

Senate Republicans Divided Over Immigration Provisions of COMPETES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Immigrant relief provisions in the America COMPETES Act, which passed the House in February, are now being debated in the Senate where they face a divided Republican caucus. At issue is whether the bill will do two things: create a special visa category for immigrant entrepreneurs exempt immigrants with doctorates and master’s […]

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Brazilian Latinoness and the Pursuit of Cultural Identity in the US (OPINION)

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In my high-school English language class in São Paulo, our teacher Agnaldo once raised the question of whether Brazilians saw themselves as “Latino” or not. After some lively discussion, Agnaldo informed us that, in the U.S., we would be seen as Latinos. This came as a surprise to many of my […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 2:20 PM

Rep. García: Biden, Democrats Must End Title 42 Now (OPINION)

The Biden administration should honor its commitment to immediately end Title 42 restrictions, which were imposed by former President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers their basic, protected rights. It would be a mistake for Democrats to shy away from dismantling this cruel plank of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. By the end of 2019, the Trump […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 7:06 AM

US to Welcome Ukraine Refugees But No Longer Through Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is making it easier for refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine to come to the United States from Europe while trying to shut down an informal route through northern Mexico that has emerged in recent weeks.

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 12:00 PM

Cuba Says It Will Attend Migration Talks With the US

Cuban authorities said Tuesday that migration talks with the United States will take place this week, the first in four years since the hardening of relations between both countries and amid a sustained increase in arrivals of Cuban citizens at the southern border of the U.S.

  • Apr 19, 2022
  • 5:27 PM

Migrant Crossings Increase as US Plans to Lift Curb on Asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the highest level in two decades as the U.S. prepares for even larger numbers with the expected lifting of a pandemic-era order that turned away asylum seekers.

  • Apr 18, 2022
  • 5:13 PM

Texas Moves to Ease Border Gridlock Over ‘Sense of Urgency’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world’s busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll.

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 1:54 PM

Mexican Woman Dies Entangled on Arizona Border Wall

Authorities are investigating the cause of death this week of a Mexican woman whose leg was entrapped while using a climbing harness and ended up hanging upside down on the border wall in eastern Arizona.

  • Apr 14, 2022
  • 3:41 PM

End of Title 42 Sees Renewed Hate Towards Migrants of Color (OPINION)

As predictable as Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the decades-old language of anti-Latino hate has resurfaced like a festering boil in the wake of Biden’s plans to end Title 42 restrictions on immigration.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 1:17 PM

COVID-19 Asylum Limits at US-Mexico Border to End May 23

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it is ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government said it was already making plans to erect tents and take other steps to prepare for an expected influx of migrants.

  • Apr 1, 2022
  • 4:26 PM

Migrants Hopeful, Suspicious at US Reopening to Asylum

More than a dozen migrants excitedly ran out of their dormitory at the Good Samaritan shelter in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico at the mere mention that the Biden administration may lift a rule that expels people at the border before they can request a chance at humanitarian protection in the United States.

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

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