I’m an undocumented teacher who came to the United States with my family from Guadalajara, Mexico. I arrived at 9 months old and have since resided in Los Angeles. I grew up watching my parents give back to our community, cultivate relationships and work tirelessly as street vendors. I attended public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where my U.S. history teacher, Dr. Daniel Alamo, inspired me to find empowerment through activism.
The numbers offer a window into how the Homeland Security Department’s forthcoming public charge regulation could reshape the legal immigration system.
In the aftermath of the El Paso killings, some undocumented immigrants reportedly were too afraid to seek care or help locating their relatives.
Charges against 16 people who protested outside a Rhode Island detention facility used by federal immigration officials were dismissed Thursday.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official.
A decision siding with the administration could strip protections for nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers.
Seasonal industries, like agriculture and resorts, are particularly dependent on migrant workers. Several Trump Organization properties have obtained temporary visas to employ dozens of foreign-born workers.
Experts blame a government crackdown.
This policy will worsen conditions at the centers by, in effect, making them even more hospitable to the virus. I predict that when detained individuals invariably contract influenza, the blame will not fall on the virus abetting CBP policy, but on the detainees that were served up in almost a deliberate fashion to the virus.
“[Detention centers] are not places for children and the government should not be in the job of having custody of children for long terms because it is not good care,” she says.
And by discouraging immigrants, including those who are legally entitled to benefits, from seeking them, the harsher public-charge rule is at odds with a fundamental truth of the United States: that it is built on immigrant labor and would not exist were it not for the sacrifices and suffering of the people who have landed on its shores tired, poor and hungry.
Originally published by CNN As federal indictments stack up against dozens of undocumented immigrants rounded up in workplace raids in Mississippi, no charges have been filed against employers who immigration officials believe knowingly hired them, according to online court documents.Two of the raided chicken processing plants say they followed local and federal law and participated in …
Another detainee at the facility about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles said he was placed in segregation for a week after filing a grievance against an officer, the suit said.
Additionally, undocumented immigrants who already reside in the United States should be allowed to apply as “internal” guest workers without fear of deportation. This would start to bring people out of the shadows and give them some legal status in the workforce.
The Homestead child detention facility shut its doors only weeks ago—but the Trump administration already wants it back open for business.
Roberto Ramos, head of the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office foreign prosecution unit, said his agency requires that victims show they have “suffered significant physical or mental abuse from a qualifying crime.”