Latest Entries
What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants?
News

What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants?

If the TPS program ends in September 2019, as currently planned, there are concerns that a drop in these remittances could result in increased poverty in El Salvador. In 2017, Salvadorans sent back an estimated $5.02 billion, 18.3 percent of the country’s GDP, the third-highest share in Latin America behind Haiti and Honduras, which are also TPS countries. Continue reading

A Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons
News

A Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons

It was almost lunchtime inside the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, 2008. The meatpackers, mostly migrants from Guatemala and Mexico, wore earplugs to block out the noise of the machinery and couldn’t hear the two black helicopters hovering overhead or the hundreds of armed federal immigration agents closing in around them until the production line stopped. One worker tried to flee with his knives, stabbing himself in the leg when he was pushed to the ground. “They rounded us up toward the middle like a bunch of chickens,” a 42-year-old Guatemalan worker later recalled. “Those who were hiding were beaten and shackled.” Continue reading

Trump quiere acabar con la “inmigración en cadena” en medio de dudas sobre cómo sus suegros obtuvieron la ‘green card’
News

Trump quiere acabar con la “inmigración en cadena” en medio de dudas sobre cómo sus suegros obtuvieron la ‘green card’

En el año 2000, aplicó a una ‘green card’ patrocinada por ella misma al alegar sus habilidades extraordinarias como modelo, según dijo Wildes en plena campaña presidencial en 2016. Fue en 2001, cuando ya conocía a Trump, que alcanzó el estatus de residente permanente. Se hizo ciudadana en 2006, un año después de su matrimonio con el entonces magnate del mundo inmobiliario. Continue reading

A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda
News

A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Immigration was a major issue in elections here in November and December. The winner was Sebastián Piñera, a 68-year-old center-right billionaire who was president from 2010 to 2014 and will take over in March. Mr. Piñera blamed immigrants for delinquency, drug trafficking and organized crime. He benefited from the support of José Antonio Kast, a far-right politician who has been campaigning to build physical barriers along the borders with Peru and Bolivia to stop immigrants. Continue reading