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THE POSSIBILITY OF UNITING 11 MILLION

When we talk About Us at UnitedWeStay, we’re including all 11 million of us, who are making our way in this country as we work and search for the fulfillment of its promise with a promise of our own -- to make the U.S. a more diverse, stronger and ultimately greater nation.

She’s a U.S. citizen. He’s not. Their family can’t get a stimulus check.

She’s a U.S. citizen. He’s not. Their family can’t get a stimulus check.

“It's hard to believe that people would be so cruel to say that American citizens, just because of who their parent was or who they marry shouldn’t get the same rights as every other American citizen,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said during a conference call organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “Senate Democrats are going to fight like hell to help ensure that all American citizens in need, regardless of the immigration status of their spouses or parents, are provided the support they need to be healthy and economically stable now and in the future.” ...
In an immigrant community battling coronavirus, ‘essential’ means ‘vulnerable’

In an immigrant community battling coronavirus, ‘essential’ means ‘vulnerable’

“No disrespect to people who are at home, but they should have a taste of the pain these community members are going through,” she said. “We cry, we laugh, we cry again.” ...
Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Flout Immigration Laws

Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Flout Immigration Laws

Refugees and unaccompanied children are the targets of summary border expulsions.

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WITH CORONAVIRUS SPREADING, MEXICO VOWED TO EMPTY DETENTION CENTERS — BUT MIGRANTS WERE THRUST INTO CHAOS AND DANGER

“We fought for people to be let out of the detention centers, because we thought that the risks inside were greater inside, but there have to be alternatives, so they do not end up homeless,” said Sergio Otal Aznar, the project coordinator for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Mexico. “In the markets and streets, we see a degree of misery far higher than before.” ...

What we owe undocumented workers during Covid-19

Let's finally give these immigrant workers the protection they deserve. ...
‘Never Have I Ever’ gives immigrant mothers the dimension they rarely receive on TV

‘Never Have I Ever’ gives immigrant mothers the dimension they rarely receive on TV

As the child of an Indian diplomat, Jagannathan grew up in countries such as Brazil and Argentina and relates to Devi’s struggle of navigating a community where she doesn’t always fit in. Jagannathan also filters her life through an irreverent sense of humor, she says, which she drew from while portraying Nalini. The character’s side-eyeing and sassy comebacks are reminiscent of Jagannathan’s own Indian aunties. ...
A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy

A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy

In the pandemic, “illegal” workers are now deemed “essential” by the federal government.

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Judge who ordered ICE to immediately release California immigrants overruled; detainees will stay put

Judge who ordered ICE to immediately release California immigrants overruled; detainees will stay put

“But we remain very concerned about people who remain detained at Adelanto and will do everything we can to protect them,” she said. ...

 

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