Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.
The America First march, organized by a Hispanic man called Johnny Benitez, who has set up similar gatherings in the past, was held to honor victims of crimes committed by undocumented migrants and refugees and to protest against undocumented immigration.
After 200 days in office, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be able to put the figures in his favor.
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.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Donald Trump administration will send more immigration judges to detention centers on the border with Mexico and greater efforts will be made to punish undocumented migrants who reenter the country after being deported.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization based in California, just released "America; I Too", the second short film in a series of films addressed to help illegal immigrants, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi.
El corresponsal Al Madrigal habló en Texas con algunas personas latinas y no-latinas para discutir el problema de la inmigración indocumentada.
Correspondent Al Madrigal went undercover to speak with Latinos and discuss the problem of undocumented immigration with a few local folks.