Immigration

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

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

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