Monthly Archives: January 2017

Order Restricting Entry Remains in Force

(ESPAÑOL) Hours after a federal judge issued a stay on President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a senior White House adviser issued robust responses, … Continue reading

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Despite Sanctuary City Defunding, Mayor Emanuel Stands Strong

(ESPAÑOL) “We’re gonna stay a sanctuary city,” Emanuel said in a news conference after Wednesday’s City Council meeting. “There is no stranger among us. We welcome people, whether you’re from Poland or Pakistan, whether you’re from Ireland or India or … Continue reading

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Claims of Corrupt Immigration Contractors Remain Unresolved

(ESPAÑOL) Dozens of cases of possible wrongdoing by immigration contractors have sat idle for two years because internal investigators say they have been denied the authority to look into the allegations, interviews and documents show. Internal agency documents show nearly … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Immigration Bill Could Invalidate Sanctuary Promise

(ESPAÑOL) A bill introduced in Rhode Island  could thwart Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s pledge to protect residents who are in the country illegally from being turned over to federal immigration agents for minor violations. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and His Immigration Promises

(ESPAÑOL) President Donald Trump declared during his inaugural address Friday that the United States will come first in every policy decision made under him. After taking the oath of office, Trump delivered a speech that outlined in broad strokes his … Continue reading

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Trump’s Immigration Restrictions May Extend to Europe

(ESPAÑOL) President-elect Donald Trump in an interview suggested that his pledge to tighten immigration restrictions could be extended to European nations, according to a Bild transcript translated by CNN from German. Trump reiterated plans to implement what he calls “extreme … Continue reading

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Thousands Rally in Washington for Immigration

(ESPAÑOL) Thousands rallied in Washington Saturday less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump takes office to make clear their opposition to his policies on immigration and social justice. The demonstrations came at two separate events. At Washington’s historic Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Cuban “wet foot, dry foot” Policy Terminated

(ESPAÑOL) The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy. The end of the … Continue reading

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San Diego Sees Rise in Deportations, Border Apprehensions

(ESPAÑOL) San Diego saw more than a 20 percent increase in both apprehensions by Border Patrol and in deportations and returns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement between 2015 and 2016, according to data recently released by the Department of Homeland … Continue reading

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Georgia DACA Students Could Pay in-State Tuition at Public Colleges

(ESPAÑOL) When Ivan Morales heard about a Fulton County Superior Court judge’s ruling that would allow DACA students to pay in-state tuition at Georgia’s public colleges, he was thrilled. Morales and nine other students sued the university system’s Board of Regents … Continue reading

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