I savored the recent news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to send thousands of immigration agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” to round up illegal immigrants.
A new chapter in the confrontation between Philadelphia and the Attorney General came last Friday when the Commissioner of Police questioned Jeff Sessions' statements against the city for its policy of providing shelter to immigrants.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has managed to get favors from the counties: paying them daily for the number of undocumented people remaining in custody.
Un nuevo capítulo del enfrentamiento entre Filadelfia y la Fiscalía General se dio el viernes pasado cuando el Comisionado de la Policía cuestionó las declaraciones de Jeff Sessions en contra de la ciudad por su política de ofrecer refugio a los inmigrantes.
Immigration is a major league policy challenge. But Congress, having recently passed a pair of bills that will accomplish nothing, is stuck playing in the minors.
Community and religious groups today urged Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign "as soon as possible" the Trust Act that will turn the state into a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
Luego de vivir 32 años en Estados Unidos, un pastor de origen salvadoreño se convirtió en el tercer inmigrante indocumentado en Carolina del Norte en buscar santuario, tras recibir una orden del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) de abandonar el país.
During the vote today, Congress will evaluate two laws that aim to combat undocumented immigration from two fronts: sanctuary cities and deportation.
On Thursday the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold two "crucial votes" on immigration and national security bills, both sponsored by Republican Congressmen Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. One of the bills, dubbed Kate's Law, is designed to increase the penalties for immigrants convicted of certain crimes who, after being deported, have returned to the US illegally.
La ciudad de Filadelfia defendió su política de "ciudad santuario" en una rueda de prensa el pasado jueves.
Rosenda Perez was freed on bail and will continue the legal process at home with her four Duarte children, who stayed home alone for over a month after their parents were detained by ICE agents in front of their house.
David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.
La prohibición de las ciudades santuario no se hará efectiva sin una lucha de por medio. Esta vez el campo de batalla es Dallas (Texas).
Es posible entender la progresión de las estrategias racistas en el estado de Texas tan sólo revisando la historia del trato hacia los inmigrantes mexicanos.
Talk about putting the cart before the horse.
That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding.
All before they had even defined the term.
El veto de Texas a las "ciudades santuario" ha despertado crispación en varias ciudades del estado.
About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.
Inmigrantes indocumentados a nivel nacional están buscando refugio en instituciones religiosas.
The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.
Under the recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.
Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.
When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.
An undocumented Mexican woman, considered by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017, left the church in the United States on Friday where she sought sanctuary three months ago, now that immigration authorities have given her a two-year stay of deportation.
El gobernador de Texas, el republicano Greg Abbott, ratificó hoy el polémico proyecto de ley estatal que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario" en el estado y autoriza la norma conocida como "enséñame los papeles", que permitirá a la policía cuestionar el estatus migratorio de las personas detenidas.