Monday, January 25th, 2016

Migrants’ interest in voting rises

*Back in June, when Donald Trump made his infamous “Mexicans are rapists” campaign kick-off speech, there was a prediction: that Latinos would be so insulted by his remarks that they would rise and show their anger at the polls. Trump was characterized as Pete Wilson redux, only on a national scale. The only limit was

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Why immigration is a big deal to conservatives

*You may have been asking yourself this same question. One answer is to brand immigration opponents as nativist – there’s a history of intolerance tied to extreme conservatism that’s hard to ignore. This piece sets that idea...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

U.S. illegal immigrant population falls below 11 million

*Facts are pesky things when you’re trying to convince voters that immigrants are swarming across the U.S. border. The number of undocumented in the U.S. has been declining steadily for the past decade and it’s now at...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions

*The Obama administration and immigration activists are breathing a collective sigh of solace. The U. S. Supreme Court had left the president’s executive actions on immigration case out of its initial docket list on Friday. Speculation heated-up about...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Immigration and the 2016 Election

*There’s one interesting point in this article – most of it is a rehash of the same old ideas about immigration and politics. What’s interesting is buried in the 6th paragraph – specific instances that point to...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

After immigration raids, Latino leaders ask Obama to show ‘moral leadership’

*The issue seems to be a simple choice of following, or not, the deportation orders issued by immigration judges. But the action is laden with nuance and contradictions. In November President Obama promised that his deportation priorities...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Hasty raids led to mistakes: Deportation halted for at least 20 migrants targeted

*Some of the affected families were apprehended in their homes, sent to a detention facility in Texas, placed on a plane and were about to be deported when the Board of Immigration Appeals halted their deportation because there...

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Why the Obama administration is right to deport migrants ordered to leave

*The Los Angeles Times explains its position regarding the immigration raids planned for January. To hear the LAT tell it, there’s no alternative but to obey a judge’s order. The immigration system is broken, and needs to...

Monday, December 28th, 2015

U.S. plans raids to deport families who surged across border

*The Obama administration has been discussing this for several months, and there’s a lot of controversy over it within the administration. The pressure on DHS is to respond to a court order to release families held in...

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Majority of Americans support pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

*Some stats on how a majority of Americans feel about a pathway to citizenship. Keep this in your back pocket for easy access for when you hear folks who purport to speak for all Americans go on...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Central American Migration: New Concerns As Numbers Rise One Year After Unprecedented Influx

*This news has been less than a trickle in mainstream media. The presidential horse race, today’s poll, whatever Trump said and the fear of terrorism have taken over the headlines and airtime. Yesterday the Secretary of Health...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Why immigrants aren’t afraid of Trump

By Victor Landa There’s a reason immigrants in the U.S. aren’t attracted to the Trump political circus, regardless of what he might say about them. It has to do with fear. That’s what Trump’s selling: dread, alarm,...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Citing surge in families at border, feds ask to speed immigration appeal

*The DOJ is asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to get off the slow lane on this case. A ruling is pending since September and there’s a new surge of unaccompanied children and families at the border....

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

How I Earned My Citizenship Defending This Country

*This essay is one of a series of personal accounts compiled by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism student Rachel Glickhouse. The series is titled  “My Time in Line,” in which immigrants write about their personal experiences about the...

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