Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Under Trump, Deaths at Mexico Border Have Increased but Detentions Have Dropped

The U.S. Border Patrol, however, reported a sharp decrease in detentions at the southwest border. According to IOM figures, authorities caught 341,084 migrants over the 2017 calendar year, compared with 611,689 apprehens ...

These Dreamers will leave the U.S. if a DACA deal isn’t reached

The Velez sisters are two of nearly 689,000 young adults who are currently protected from deportation under DACA. The Obama-era program allowed young Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children to come ou ...

Trump is going after immigration activists like me. Will you be next?

The Trump administration is targeting people who speak out and organize against its policies. I know. Members of my organization are being targeted. Members of my family could be next. ...

Author of immigrant chronicle ‘The Far Away Brothers’ to speak at Glendale Central Library

Her book not only examines why so many people are fleeing Central America and what the United States can do to help but also covers the often obscured struggles of navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system. ...

Make no mistake: This DACA crisis is Trump’s creation, and Trump’s fault

It's not Charles Schumer. It's not Nancy Pelosi. It's not those Democrats who refuse to roll over for Trump's anti-immigrant and racially freighted immigration proposal. It is Trump, with his order last fall to end the ...

Border Agents Make Amtrak Riders Prove They’re Citizens

Corey El was on an Amtrak train from Penn Station to Niagara Falls last Thursday when he says a Border Patrol officer approached his seat. “He asked me, ‘Are you an American citizen?’” he said. “I scoffed at him and sai ...

It’s Time for an Immigration Enchilada

Nothing affects Mexico more than United States immigration policy, and the centrality of the issue in American politics is more prominent than ever. ...

Spending deal in jeopardy as Pelosi issues last-minute demand on immigration

The move came amid rising fury from House liberals and immigration activists as congressional leaders appeared on the cusp of announcing a massive two-year budget deal without a fix for “dreamers.” Although it was not im ...

Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

Speaking to law enforcement officials at the White House on Tuesday, Trump singled out the MS-13 gang, which is believed to be behind 25 killings on New York’s Long Island in the past two years, and has become a prime ta ...

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