For Latino Activists, ‘Cop City’ a New Phase of US Imperialism

Multiple Latino activists in the Stop Cop City and Defend the Atlanta Forest movements warn that the $90 million police training facility —and the repression tactics being used against those who oppose it— is U.S. imperialism brought home.

  • Aug 7, 2023
  • 3:18 PM

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding

A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.

  • May 19, 2023
  • 10:42 AM

After Backlash, Abbott Expresses Regret After Labeling Shooting Victims ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed regret Monday after facing intense criticism for labeling all the victims of the Cleveland, Texas shooting rampage on Friday as “illegal immigrants,” even though it appears at least one of them was not undocumented.

  • May 1, 2023
  • 5:36 PM

We Are Harming Millions of US Citizen Children in Mixed-Status Families (OPINION)

The U.S. government must center its policies on the fundamental protection of children, which should include extending permanent legal residency to the parents and caretakers of U.S. citizen children.

  • Apr 18, 2023
  • 5:51 PM

Human Trafficking or a Guest Worker Program? H-2A’s Systemic Issues Result in Catastrophic Violations

In May 2018, Diego and Mario, two farmworkers who had entered the U.S. with H-2A visas, escaped their employer. Read why in the first of a two-part series by Futuro Investigates titled ‘Head Down.’

  • Apr 17, 2023
  • 2:07 PM

What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the Biden administration has the right to decide which undocumented immigrants federal agents should prioritize for deportation.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

DEA’s Most Corrupt Agent: Parties, Sex Amid ‘Unwinnable War’

José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels, and paramours around the world.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

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.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 10:22 AM

Increase in Venezuelan Migration Felt Across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans. Venezuelans were stopped 25,349 times, up 43 percent from 17,652 in July and four times the 6,301 encounters in August 2021, authorities said Monday, signaling a remarkably sudden demographic shift.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

Immigrant-Led Group Releases ‘Deportation Defense Manual’

As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target immigrants, this week Make the Road New York relaunched its Deportation Defense Manual to inform immigrants of their rights when dealing with ICE agents.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 6:12 PM

Appeals Arguments Set on Immigrants Brought to US as Kids

Immigrant advocates head to a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday in hopes of saving an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children.

  • Jul 6, 2022
  • 11:37 AM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

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

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

Rep. Escobar: Inspector General Should Resign for Hiding Abuse by DHS Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari should resign, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) told Latino Rebels on Wednesday in response to news that Cuffari omitted hundreds of cases of domestic violence from a report on sexual misconduct at the department. “I saw serious problems with this particular inspector general long […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 2:33 PM

ICE to Stop Using Alabama Jail, Limit Use of 3 Others

Federal immigration authorities announced Friday that they’ll stop housing detainees at an Alabama jail with a history of problems and will limit the use of three other detention centers.

  • Mar 28, 2022
  • 1:50 PM

Salvadoran Journalist, Detained by ICE for 15 Months, Granted Asylum

A Salvadoran journalist arrested in 2018 and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for over 15 months has been granted asylum. “I escaped from El Salvador and came to the United States because of this country’s stand in defense of its First Amendment rights,” Manuel Durán told Latino Rebels on Friday.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • 5:26 PM

Time to End North America’s Tangled Migration Crisis (OPINION)

How the migration regime in North America became the entangled Gordian Knot it is today, and how the immigrant rights movement can replace that regime with one based in justice and solidarity.

  • Mar 18, 2022
  • 3:38 PM

‘Hanging by a Thread’: Central American Immigrants Call for Temporary Protected Status Amid Uncertainty

It’s been two decades since Faustino and Evelyn left their lives behind in Central America. Both have been fighting to protect their families since they arrived.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • 2:53 PM

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