House Progressive leader Pramila Jayapal will join a “caravan” of migrants seeking asylum as they try to enter the United States from Tijuana on Saturday afternoon — an attempt to spotlight what Democrats view as the inhumane effects of President Donald Trump’s border crackdown.
Dozens of supporters of a man from Ecuador facing deportation have ended a protest at the federal building in Hartford, Connecticut, where some of them chained themselves to each other and trash cans filled with sand.
Dozens of demonstrators, some of them chained to each other and barrels filled with sand, blocked the doors to a federal courthouse Friday in support of an immigrant from Ecuador who was been living in a church for a year to avoid deportation.
Growing up, she experienced first-hand the burden of being a child of immigrants who didn’t speak English. Helping her parents interact with the outside world fell on her shoulders.
“Who’s willing to get arrested if it comes down to that?” Pastor Cleve May asked two dozen members of his congregation in the parking lot at CityWell United Methodist Church early Friday morning.
When Jose Antonio Vargas came out as undocumented in the pages of the New York Times seven years ago, he had no idea what would happen next. Before he published that essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” Vargas was best known as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. He’d achieved the career he had been working toward ever since he was a teenager, all while keeping his immigration status carefully hidden.
Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the jail entrances were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.
The children, including some younger ones who appeared intimidated by the crowd, stood in a line as a “human wall,” some swaying and clapping to Logic’s new song, “One Day.” He debuted it Friday with a new music video depicting a teen forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from his parents and baby sibling.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy knows “history is against” Republican efforts to retain control of the House — though perhaps not as against him as the immigration protesters who shouted him down during a talk in Sacramento.
Not only was Mr. Ly prevented from boarding a plane to Atlanta for the national finals with the rest of his team, because he lacked government identification; he was also facing deportation as an illegal immigrant.