The plan to lock up more undocumented kids misses what is really driving migrants, advocates say.
Enough with the cheap labor and the extended family members, and it’s time to be a little more discerning about the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to come to America.
This week, the Washington Post reported that Homeland Security officials weighed a plan for mass roundups of undocumented families across the country. Meanwhile, how many more migrant children will have to die in government custody before Congress
A 2 1/2-year-old Guatemalan boy apprehended on the US-Mexico border died Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas, the Washington Post reported.
House Democrats are moving ahead with a key bill to offer protections to Dreamers after largely settling an intraparty squabble over citizenship rights for people with criminal records.
The decision comes as the airline and travel industry urge lawmakers to approve funding for more Customs and Border Patrol officers, warning of excessive wait times for traveling and shipping as officers have been shifted to the border.
“It’s hard for individuals sometimes in law enforcement or government to see that,” he said. But “if I get some bad guy or bad person off the street and I’m holding that person accountable, I’m making my community safer.”
“They’re experiencing a bit of burnout, particularly with the volunteers that have been dealing with this,” Tristán said.
The law carves out an exemption for other laws requiring housing organizations to check immigration or citizenship status.
The waiting is over for foreigners who applied to immigrate to the United States through the visa lottery.
“I don’t know how you’re going to do this in Mexico to be honest with you,” he said. “You’re really in a very tough situation.”