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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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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

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
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A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall

 06/07/2017 - 05:21
La ciudad de Tucson, Arizona, con la cordillera de Santa Catalina al fondo. Foto: Wikipedia
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On Tuesday, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall and prevent the city from doing business with companies that agree to work on the wall.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:45am
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The city of Tucson, in Arizona, with Santa Catalina mountains on the background. Photo: Wikipedia

Mexico, Guatemala to facilitate cross-border migrant movement

 06/07/2017 - 02:50
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L), and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (R), during a ceremony at the National Palace of Culture, in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba
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Presidents of both countries, which share a land frontier of more than 595 miles, agreed to continue working to modernize infrastructure in the border zone to facilitate the safe and humane passage of migrants, as well as cross-border trade.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:45am
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L), and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (R), during a ceremony at the National Palace of Culture, in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Call for Georgia migrant detention center closures after several deaths

 05/26/2017 - 04:23
Adelina Nichols, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, speaks during an immigration detention centers protest at the local field office for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 May 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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Report by Penn State Law documented the deplorable conditions and the failure to provide adequate medical care to detainees with health issues and warns Trump’s desire to expand capacity would make it worse.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00am
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Adelina Nichols, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, speaks during an immigration detention centers protest at the local field office for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 May 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA
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Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30am
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Latino inmigrant families like the Tuch's, a Guatemalan migrant family from Los Angeles, are living in fear under Donald Trump's Government. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Number of migrants crossing US-Mexico border down in April

 05/10/2017 - 02:33
Workers install the last iron panel of the border fence segment near Naco port of entry, in Arizona, United States on May 9, 2017. EFE/CBP
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Department of Homeland Security spokesman says that the decline in migrant arrivals could be attributed to the new policy and the new message being put forth by the Donald Trump administration.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:30am
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Workers install the last iron panel of the border fence segment near Naco port of entry, in Arizona, United States on May 9, 2017. EFE/CBP

White House launches office for victims of illegal immigrant crime

 04/27/2017 - 04:23
US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announces the creation of an office to help victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants during a press conference at the Homeland Security Department in Washington DC, United States, 26 April 2017. EFE/Lenin Nolly
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The secretary of the United States" Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday launched an office aimed at giving voice to the victims of crimes committed by undocumented migrants.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:15am
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US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announces the creation of an office to help victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants during a press conference at the Homeland Security Department in Washington DC, United States, 26 April 2017. EFE/Lenin Nolly

High temperatures, getting lost are the main dangers along US-Mexico border

 04/21/2017 - 03:40
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura
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Extreme temperatures and getting lost are the two greatest dangers facing thousands of people who each year try to cross into the US illegally over its southern border on long treks led - part of the way, at least - by people-traffickers known as "coyotes."

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30am
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Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura