US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico
A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Arizona Measure Gives Non-Citizens In-State College Tuition
Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.
Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS)
Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.
US, Cubans Will Meet Again in Havana: State Department
U.S. and Cuban officials plan to meet in Havana on Tuesday to discuss migration policy, the latest in a series of sessions between two governments with a historically icy relationship and amid one of the biggest migratory flights from the island in decades.
‘Safe Line’ Guiding Visitors to Safety Draws Criticism in Costa Rica
A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.
DACA Recipient: Senator Rubio Must Stop Political Games and Work to Help DREAMers (OPINION)
Marco Rubio and his fellow Republicans must stop the political games and work in a bipartisan manner to either protect DREAMers, or be responsible for the demise of a program that has changed lives, strengthened our nation, and reflected the best of who we are as a people.
Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this episode, Oaxacan-born artist Narsiso Martinez takes us through his solo exhibition titled “Reimagining Essential” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and we hear the stories behind the materials he uses and the realities he depicts.
Latino Voters Crucial to Senate, Governor Races in Arizona
Over the past decade, Latinos in Arizona responded to a tough crackdown on immigrants by building a turnout machine that helped propel Democrats to power, turning a longtime Republican stronghold into one of the most competitive states. The strength of that movement will be tested in Tuesday’s election, when Democrats are counting on strong support from Latinos to help them overcome concerns about the economy.
Border Patrol Agents Fire ‘Projectiles’ on Migrants in El Paso
On Monday, after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, a group of Venezuelan and Honduran migrants was forced back by U.S. Border Patrol agents firing what a spokesman called “crowd control projectiles.”
Latino Voters in Pennsylvania Back Fetterman in Futuro Media Poll
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, has broad support among Latino Democrat and independent voters in the state’s hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate, according to Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters.
Biden Has Delivered on the Economy and Climate, and Latinos Are Taking Note (OPINION)
President Biden and the Democrats have delivered impactful legislation to strengthen the economy and create good-paying jobs, while addressing other important priorities for Latinos, like climate change.
Florida’s Latino Independents Lean Republican in Futuro Media Poll
After Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters in Florida revealed high support for Gov. DeSantis and the Republican Party, Latino Rebels spoke to respondents to get a better sense of the political environment in a battleground state that is quickly becoming a crimson stronghold for the GOP.
Arizona Governor Puts More Containers Along Mexican Border
The move announced by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday to install stacks of containers in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona came two weeks after federal officials told him to remove containers he had placed along the border in southwestern Arizona.
US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice
Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.
Arizona Refuses US Demand to Remove Containers Along Border
Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead.
Migrant Survivors of West Texas Shooting Detained by ICE
One migrant is dead, another is wounded and at least seven others are languishing in detention three weeks after twin brothers allegedly opened fire on them in the Texas desert, claiming they thought they were firing on wild hogs.
Small Town in Southern Mexico Hosts Thousands of Migrants
San Pedro Tapanatepec had 7,000 migrants, about 75 percent Venezuelans, when the Associated Press visited at the beginning of October. By Monday, Mayor Humberto Parrazales estimated the number had grown to 14,000.
Former University of Puerto Rico Student Sentenced in Cyberstalking Case
A judge on Wednesday ordered Iván-Santell Velázquez, a former student at the University of Puerto Rico, to serve 13 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to cyberstalking.
Why Venezuelans and Cubans Are Coming to Texas in Record Numbers
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that 110,061 Cubans crossed the border into Texas from October 2021 through September 2022. During that same time period, 109,106 Venezuelans crossed the border.
US to Begin Turning Many Venezuelan Migrants Back to Mexico
The Biden administration is also creating a pathway to allow “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Venezuelans have been fleeing their home country in record numbers, and the number crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged.
LA’s Indigenous People Hurt, Betrayed by Racist Remarks
Nury Martínez resigned from her Los Angeles City Council seat Wednesday and offered her apologies, but the disparaging remarks still deeply hurt the city’s immigrants from Oaxaca, which has one of Mexico’s largest Indigenous populations.