Mexican border

Stepping-up the fight for immigrants

 06/21/2017 - 17:04
Abel Rodríguez, Cabrini University, Center on Immigration
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A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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With the Center on Immigration, Cabrini's goal is to become a regional leader in creating knowledge about issues that affect immigrant communities in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

US Congress leaders reach preliminary bipartisan budget accord

 05/01/2017 - 12:27
An undated file photograph showing the US Capitol in Washington DC. EFE/File
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Leaders of the US Congress have reached a preliminary bipartisan agreement on the federal budget for the current fiscal year which ends next September, in order to avoid a partial government shutdown for lack of funding at the end of this week.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:15pm
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An undated file photograph showing the US Capitol in Washington DC. EFE/File

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

Hundreds gather at White House to protest Trump's immigration policies

 04/14/2017 - 03:12
Under the slogan "We belong together," families from Miami, New York, Colorado and the Washington DC area gathered at Lafayette Park, in front of the presidential mansion, to "raise the community's awareness that we should be united." EFE/Shawn Thew
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About 200 people – including a number of small children – gathered before the White House on April 13, 2017, to protest the immigration policies of President Donald Trump and denounce the family separation created by the massive deportations undertaken by the magnate.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00am
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Under the slogan "We belong together," families from Miami, New York, Colorado and the Washington DC area gathered at Lafayette Park, in front of the presidential mansion, to "raise the community's awareness that we should be united." EFE/Shawn Thew

Alex Lora: "No politician is safe"

 04/12/2017 - 07:27
Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres
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Alex Lora marks 48 years as Mexico's rock'n'roll idol.His songs have criticized many Mexican presidents and some Americans too.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:15am
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Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres

Janet Murguia, La Raza: "We need to end the assault on our families"

 03/29/2017 - 02:34
Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

La Raza and several Democratic senators stand together against deportations. Children are the principal victims of Trump's immigration policy, with about 6 million of them vulnerable to having their families broken up.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:15am
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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Sisters from Guatemala claim Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted them

 03/28/2017 - 17:53
U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia

US Customs and Border Protection officer allegedly took sisters into ‘closet-like room’, told them to remove their clothes and sexually assaulted them. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:45pm
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U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia

Deep Cuts: Trump's Budget is very bad news for some of its own suppporters

 03/17/2017 - 05:26
Copies of President Trump’s budget at the Government Publishing Office bookstore in Washington on Thursday. EFE/Shawn Thew