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It’s impossible to change anything if we’re unaware of what’s going on -- in our community and across the nation. Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events. UWS is the ONLY dedicated daily source of immigration news. But it’s not enough to be informed. We must take action. Our stories have the power to rewrite the news, to rewrite the history of this country.

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know Why Joe Biden Hasn’t Lifted The Refugee Cap Yet

Originally Published in HuffPost Igor Bobik - April 12, 2021 Biden is on pace to accept fewer refugees than any modern president — including Donald Trump — according to a new report. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she wants to hear more from Joe Biden’s administration regarding its delay in restarting refugee admissions into the ...

Number of unaccompanied migrant children in Customs and Border Protection custody falls 45%

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - April 12, 2021 Young children rest inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. (CNN) The number of unaccompanied minors in US Customs and Border Protection custody, akin to jail-like conditions, has dropped 45%, according to the latest ...

10-year-old migrant boy seen in video had initially been expelled from US, CBP official says

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - April 12, 2021 (CNN) A 10-year-old boy found walking alone in tears near the US-Mexico border had previously been expelled from the US with his mother under a Trump-era pandemic health order that allows for the swift removal of migrants, according to a Customs and Border Protection official. The ...

Asylum-seeking families are being expelled to Tijuana after flights from Texas

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Kate Morrissey - April 10, 2021 A Mexican government van drops off asylum seekers expelled from the U.S. at the Templo Embajadores de Jesus shelter in Tijuana. (Alejandro Tamayo / San Diego Union-Tribune) The Biden administration has flown roughly 2,000 asylum seekers — all families with children — from ...

A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

Originally Published in NPR Anya Kamenetz - April 12, 2021 A Spanish version of Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz reads, "We entered the United States by crossing the Rio Grande on a raft that started to sink. I got wet up to my waist." (Excerpted from Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz. Foreword by Michael Garcia ...

The “natural-born citizen” ceiling

Originally Published in Vox Jesus A. Rodriguez - April 12, 2021 The Capitol rioters’ apologists are still eligible to be president — and immigrant lawmakers who fought to hold Trump accountable are not. Immigrants who have lived abroad or grown up with stories of political chaos know that the most violent days always start out ...

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Root Causes of Migration

Originally Published in Mother Jones Isabela Dias - April 9, 2021 Let’s start with the history of US meddling. U.S. Army trainer during an exercise in San Miguel, El Salvador, in 1984.Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Few expressions have gained as much currency in recent weeks than “root causes of migration.” Paradoxically, the more frequently it is evoked, the ...

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Originally Published in The New York Times Opinion by Charles M. Blow - April 11, 2021 This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic. Credit...Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson caused an uproar by promoting the racist, anti-Semitic, patriarchal and conspiratorial “white replacement theory.” Also known as the “great replacement ...

Opinion: How do the immigrants who run Fox feel about Tucker Carlson’s anti-immigrant rants?

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Max Boot - April 9, 2021 Tucker Carlson, the top-rated host on Fox “News” Channel, has been attracting attention for a while with his vile rhetoric against immigrants. Yet now he’s reached a new low. Carlson is a child of privilege: His father is a wealthy businessman ...
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