Daily Archives: August 25, 2020

Column: Kamala Harris’ identity shows us the limits of our labels

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Frank Shyong - August 24, 2020 Kamala Harris, back row from left, with grandparents Rajam Gopalan and P.V. Gopalan and sister Maya Harris. In front are Maya’s daugh ...

Who gets asylum? Even before Trump, system was riddled with bias and disparities

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Kate Morrissey and Lauryn Schroeder - August 24, 2020 For the world’s most vulnerable, protection in the United States has all but disappeared. Wait times ...

PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE: ICE RESPONDS TO COVID-19 WITH SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

Originally Published in The Hill Carmen Molina Acosta - August 24, 2020 U.S. immigration detainees say they’re scared to report coronavirus symptoms for fear of solitary confinement. ...

Ocasio-Cortez slams Kimberly Guilfoyle over immigration claims

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - August 25, 2020 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday panned Kimberly Guilfoyle, the Republican National Convention speaker who on Monday implied her Pue ...

The House passed a bill that would rescue a key immigration agency from a budget crisis

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - August 24, 2020 Without the money, US Citizenship and Immigration Services could furlough about two-thirds of its staff by the end of the month. People watch as Judge Ramon ...

COVID-19 Is a Convenient Excuse to Expel Refugees

Originally Published in Slate Ray Suarez - August 24, 2020 The Trump administration is now sending asylum-seekers back without even a hearing. Denis Flores, Diana Gimenez, and their child, all of whom are seekin ...

How Trump’s hard line against immigration could hurt him in Florida

Originally Published in Politico Sabrina Rodriguez - August 25, 2020 Lawmakers in both parties are urging the president to protect Venezuelans from deportation, but so far he's sided with immigration ha ...

Long Delays at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings After New Travel Restrictions

Originally Published in The New York Times Jose Luis Gonzalez for Reuters - August 24, 2020 CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Americans who regularly cross the border from Mexico reported long wait times to re-enter the Un ...

Evangelicals Ask Ivanka Trump to Help Protect Migrant Kids

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - August 24, 2020 More than a dozen prominent evangelicals are appealing to first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump to help ensure the ...

Daughter of Immigrants to Be 1st Black Woman on N.J. Supreme Court

Originally Published in The New York Times Tracey Tully - August 24, 2020 Fabiana Pierre-Louis, 39, will also be the only Black judge currently seated on the state’s highest court. Fabiana Pierre-Louis and ...

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