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We left my little brother and a world behind us when we escaped Vietnam by boat

Originally Published in CNN Nina Trieu Tarnay - April 30,2021 Nina Trieu Tarnay lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and three children. The views expressed here are her own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) Out on the water, the smell of diesel mixed with the ocean salt, the sound of the engine ...

Mark Kelly bucks Biden on the border

Originally Published in Politico Burgess Everett - April 29, 2021 The GOP is using the issue in an effort to hobble the Arizona Democratic senator's reelection campaign next year. Mark Kelly is a reliable ally of President Joe Biden. Except when it comes to the border. The Arizona Democratic senator sounded a rare note of ...

Supreme Court sides with undocumented immigrant fighting deportation

Originally Published in ABC News Devin Dwyer - April 29, 2021 The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant seeking to challenge his removal from the U.S. by immigration authorities. In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court said the Justice Department was violating federal law by not providing ...

Opinion: State population totals stir questions about a possible Latino census undercount

Originally Published by the Los Angeles Times Scott Martelle - April 29, 2021 The first round of 2020 census results released this week were the sorts of aggregate numbers that tell us only about broad shifts. As in, California loses a seat in the House of Representatives, Montana gains one. But a curious pattern seems ...

Latinx Files: The cruelty of Biden’s immigration policy

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Fidel Martinez - April 29, 2021 Asylum seekers detained by Border Patrol wait for more than 12 hours, without food or water, to be bused to Border Patrol facilities where they will be processed. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) President Biden promised to bring “human dignity” to the ...

Domestic Abuse Survivors Fear Deportation Under Trump Policy Biden Has Yet To Reverse

Originally Published in NPR Joel Rose - April 30, 2021 President Biden pledged on the campaign trail to restore asylum protections for domestic violence survivors from other countries but more than 100 days into his presidency, that yet hasn't happened. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images As part of a sweeping effort aimed at ending domestic abuse against ...

Biden on influx of migrants at southern border: ‘We’ve now gotten control’

Originally Published in The Hill Alex Gangitano - April 30, 2021 President Biden in an interview that aired Friday said his administration has “gotten control” of the situation at the southern border when he was pressed about the surge of migrants and unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. “It’s way down now; we’ve now gotten control,” Biden told NBC's ...

Biden is quietly enforcing one of Trump’s most anti-immigrant policies

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - April 29, 2021 More than 600,000 migrants have been expelled at the southern border. Guatemalan migrant Douglas Marroquin stands near an improvised kitchen at a migrant camp outside El Chaparral in Tijuana, Mexico, on February 25, 2021.  Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said during his ...

Sending aid to Central America won’t stop migrants from coming

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - April 30, 2021 But it can break the endless cycle of crises at the border. A migrant mother and daughter from Honduras sit with fellow asylum seekers after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on March 26, 2021, in Penitas, Texas.John Moore/Getty Images President Joe ...
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