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California shelter opens to immigrant children from border

Originally Published in The Washington Post Amy Taxin - April 22, 2021 A sleeping area set up inside exhibit hall B of the Long Beach Convention Center, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Long Beach, Calif., where migrant children found at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent will be temporarily housed. The beds are in pods ...

The hidden scam behind Tucker Carlson and the right’s ‘replacement’ game

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Greg Sargent - April 23, 2021 We probably shouldn’t be surprised by this, but Tucker Carlson’s “replacement” rhetoric is demonstrating far more appeal on the right than anyone should have naively hoped for. So let’s clarify something essential about this debate before this political tumor metastasizes further. ...

Border cartels use TikTok, social media to recruit American teens to smuggle migrants for cash

Originally Published in Fox News Adam Shaw - April 21, 2021 EXCLUSIVE: Cartels at the southern border are targeting American teenagers on social media to get them to do their dirty work of smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. — the latest sign of the escalating chaos at the border. Images obtained by Fox News ...

Asian man, 61, in critical condition after ‘horrific’ N.Y.C. attack

Originally Published in NBC News Nicole Acevedo - April 24, 2021 New York City police are investigating if a "horrific attack" that left a 61-year-old Asian man in critical condition Friday night was racially motivated. The attack occurred around 8:30 p.m. when a man struck the victim from behind, "causing him to fall to the ...

Human Smugglers Bypass Border Patrol, Bedeviling Sheriffs And Ranchers In South Texas

Originally Published in NPR John Burnett - April 24, 2021 When immigration policy changes in Washington, D.C., it's felt immediately on the Jones Ranch, located an hour's drive north of the Rio Grande in South Texas. Whit Jones III — in a mud-spattered hat and spurs — drives his pickup along a rural highway, pointing ...

They were kidnapped and missed their U.S. court dates. Now they’re blocked from applying for asylum.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Kevin Sieff - April 24, 2021 MATAMOROS, Mexico — Carolina had memorized the date, but she triple-checked her documents just to make sure. For months, her life had revolved around the court hearing at which she could finally make her asylum claim. Like tens of thousands of asylum seekers ...

Column: What will make people care about police shootings of Latinos?

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Gustavo Arellano - April 20, 2021 Police shootings of Latinos aren’t more widely known because the problem is us. Latinos too easily forget our history. Andres Guardado, shot five times in the back last June in Gardena by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. Sean Monterrosa, shot in the ...

Chauvin Trial: With a verdict, troubled reflections

Originally Published in The Washington Post The Washington Post - April 21, 2021 Five people ponders America's most intense racial reckoning in decades months ago, George Floyd joined a long line of African Americans killed during encounters with police. He is not the first to become a rallying cry for demonstrations, a flash point in ...

Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general — the first Filipino American to fill the role

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Patrick McGreevy - April 22, 2021 Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) has been confirmed to become California’s attorney general. (Alexis Cuarezma / For The Times) SACRAMENTO —  The state Legislature confirmed Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California attorney general on Thursday, backing the appointment of an advocate for criminal justice reform ...
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