Tag Archives: December 2020

After years of turmoil, ‘Dreamer’ and author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is proud to put down California roots

Last month, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo bought a new couch. That might seem like a small thing, but it felt huge to the Yuba City, Calif.-based poet, whose lyrical memoir, “Children of the Land,” describes an upbringing l ...

DACA Has Been Fully Reinstated. Here’s What That Means for the Thousands of People Who Qualify for Protection From Deportation

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is officially accepting new applications after the government fully reinstated the program on Monday. On Friday, a judge ordered the program to be fully reinstated to what it ...

ICE MISMANAGEMENT CREATED CORONAVIRUS “HOTBEDS OF INFECTION” IN AND AROUND DETENTION CENTERS

U.S. IMMIGRATION AND Customs Enforcement’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a horrifying — and avoidable — calamity. By handing out masks late, forcing detained people into close quarters, refusing to release t ...

Immigrant essential workers have helped us through this long, dark pandemic

As the nation braces for a dark winter of COVID-19, we remain hopeful that vaccines will arrive with the spring thaw. In the meantime, foreign-born essential workers are playing a critical role during the pandemic. It’s ...

Trump’s last stand on immigration

With less than 50 days left in office, President Donald Trump appears to be rushing to implement immigration changes. The Biden administration could unravel many of them — but the latest developments add to what will alr ...

Supreme Court says Muslim men wrongly placed on no-fly list can sue for money damages

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's increasingly fervent support for religious freedom was extended Thursday to three Muslim men placed on a no-fly list as punishment for refusing to become government informants. ...

Whistleblowers Say Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled Into U.S. to Provide Security for Border Wall Construction

Donald Trump used the idea of “the wall” to propel his run to the White House in 2016, but two whistleblowers allege the border wall’s construction has gotten an assist from unauthorized workers smuggled into the U.S. an ...

How We Followed a 1,500-Mile Migration Journey

The day we received a text message telling us that Jessika Loaiza was in labor in Colombia, my colleague Federico Rios, a photographer, jumped on his motorbike and drove 18 hours, sometimes through driving rain, to get t ...

Immigration cruelty didn’t start with Trump. Will it end under Biden?

Immigrants and their advocates breathed a sigh of relief when President Trump lost his bid for reelection, but a return to Obama-era immigration policies should not be cause for celebration. Many of Trump’s harshest chan ...

How a DACA recipient came to tell the stories of ‘The Undocumented Americans’

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio grew up seeing caricatured and clichéd representations of migrants in books, television and movies. What she didn’t see reflected in them was her parents — immigrants from Ecuador — or herself ...

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