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AP Visits Immigration Courts Across US, Finds Nonstop Chaos

Shrouded in secrecy, the immigration courts run by the U.S. Department of Justice have been dysfunctional for years and have only gotten worse.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 8:28 AM

Guatemala Sweeps Up Migrant Group, Returns Them to Border

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police accompanied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept up the majority of a group of some 300 migrants Thursday, loaded them on buses and took them back to the Honduran border, effectively dashing their plans to travel together in a “caravan” with hopes of reaching the United States.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 6:32 PM

A lo adivino la inspección de escuelas tras el terremoto

La falta de transparencia del Departamento de Educación permea el proceso de las inspecciones luego de los temblores, tal como ocurrió con las revisiones que se hicieron después del huracán María.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 6:07 PM

Elizabeth Warren Campaign Releases Endorsement List of Over 100 Latina, Latino and Latinx Leaders

The list includes activists, lawmakers, educators, media personalities, elected officials and others.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 4:59 PM

Supreme Court DACA Decision Isn’t Just About Dreamers—It’s About Whether the White House Has to Tell the Truth

Under American law does the executive branch have to give complete and accurate reasons for its actions?

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 2:32 PM

Nearly 800 Homes Damaged by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, almost 1,300 earthquakes have shaken the island since the end of last year.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 12:14 PM

Displaced Families Await Post-Quake Housing in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 11:59 AM

Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely

Seismologists like me are constantly working to better understand earthquakes, including advancing ways to help vulnerable communities before, during and after damaging events.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 10:43 AM

Undocumented Youth in Iowa Call on Biden to Stop Criminalization and Deportation of Immigrants

“Will you commit to stopping all deportations in the first 100 days or will you side with the deportation force?” a Tuesday tweet by UWDA said.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 8:39 AM

100s of Migrants Crossing Guatemala Face New Challenges

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Less-organized migrants, tighter immigration control by Guatemalan authorities and the presence of U.S. advisers have reduced the likelihood that the hundreds of migrants who departed Honduras will form anything like the cohesive procession the term “caravan” now conjures.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 7:28 AM

AP Exclusive: ICE Subpoenas Sanctuary City Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other locations if necessary. It’s an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 4:55 PM

Migrant Justice Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With Vermont DMV

Federal case over immigration information-sharing ends.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 3:07 PM

The Crossing: What to Watch as Impeachment Heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don’t move to the Senate by themselves.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 2:39 PM

100s of Migrants Gather in Honduras to Attempt New Caravan

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 1:15 PM

Democrats’ Debates Continue to Ignore Puerto Rico and They Know It (OPINION)

What I do know is that —after everything we have been through— if candidates can’t be bothered to mention Puerto Rico during a debate, we won’t bother to come out and support them.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 12:52 PM

Guatemala Swears in New President, Public Calls for Former President’s Arrest

Alejandro Giammattei, 63, won the presidency on his fourth attempt in August for Vamos, a party founded in 2017 on the promise of “battling poverty and providing better opportunities.”

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 11:00 AM

Chicago’s Puerto Rican Agenda Reactivates 3Rs Campaign for Earthquake Relief Efforts

With Puerto Rico still in recovery and healing from the trauma of Hurricanes Irma and María, Chicago’s Puerto Rican diaspora is taking the lead in earthquake relief efforts to help avoid history repeating itself from both 2017 hurricanes and the 1918 earthquake.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 10:58 AM

Guatemala Swears in Conservative Giammattei as President

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country’s outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

AP Explains: US Sending Asylum Seekers to Central America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States began sending Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala in November and last week said it would expand the practice to Mexicans. The U.S. could also start sending asylum seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Brazil to Honduras starting as early as the end of the month under a similar agreement signed with that country. These developments stem from bilateral agreements Washington signed last year with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 9:45 AM

Experts Seek Answers Behind Constant Quakes in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Seismologists in southern Puerto Rico gingerly walked around a patch of dirt that marks the location of recently buried sensors they hope will reveal answers behind the constant and unusual shaking in the region that has terrified residents.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 7:52 PM

UN Says ‘Staggering’ Deaths of Rights Activists in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the “staggering number” of social activists killed in Colombia despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in poor, rural areas.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 3:25 PM