Immigration

"Let me be clear": US officials downplay Trump's anti-immigration comments on Mexico

 02/24/2017 - 03:50
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Thursday downplayed the aggressive comments of President Donald Trump regarding stricter policies on illegal immigration in a tense visit to Mexico City, putting some of the responsibility for the problem on Central America.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:12am
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Homeland Security chief John Kelly, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (2-R), and Mexican Secretary of State Miguel Angel Osorio (R), moments after a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 23, 2017. EFE/Jose Mendez
 

 

El viaje de Juana

 02/22/2017 - 14:48
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La ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:43pm
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La  ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.  Foto: Juana Medina

Trump's envoys head to Mexico as cracks emerge in border wall plan

 02/22/2017 - 08:13
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Mexico will host its first high-profile Donald Trump envoys this week with at least one consolation: the proposed border wall is itself walled in, for now, by Washington bureaucracy, as reported in The Guardian.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:02am
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Followers of the left-wing Mexican party Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) knock down a wall during a performance in front of the United States embassy, Monday, February 20, 2017, in Mexico City. PRD has begun an action plan to face the "xenophobic policy" of US President Donald Trump against Mexican migrants. EFE / STR

Mexican migrant kills himself after being deported from the US

 02/22/2017 - 08:00
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Suicide comes on same day that Homeland Security releases tough new measures against immigration, reported El País.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:47am
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Mexican migrant kills himself after being deported from the US. Photo: In Tucson, Arizona, human rights activists try to make sure that immigrant communities are well informed of their legal rights.  EFE/Gary M. Williams

Trump Wants to Expand Number of Immigrants Targeted for Deportation

 02/22/2017 - 01:41
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The Donald Trump administration on Tuesday established new directives to strengthen US immigration control, unveiling an aggressive plan that includes accelerating deportation procedures for undocumented migrants and hiring 15,000 new agents. New guidelines include people in US illegally charged with or even suspected of a crime, and would send border crossers back to Mexico regardless of origin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 1:20am
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Trump gearing up for massive deportation of undocumented migrants
US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks after touring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, USA, 21 February 2017. EPA/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

Tres miembros de la comunidad inmigrante comparten sus historias

 02/21/2017 - 14:57
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Poca gente conoce bien las principales preocupaciones de la comunidad inmigrante. Al margen de la retórica política, no son muchos los que prestan atención a las necesidades de esta importante parte de la población de Filadelfia.

Esta semana, una madre de dos niños, una activista y un beneficiario del DACA compartieron sus testimonios con la prensa en la sede de Juntos.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:38pm
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Esta semana, Olivia Vazquez, Olivia Prince y Edgar Vijegas compartieron sus testimonios con la prensa en la sede de Juntos.

Immigrants, silent no more

 02/21/2017 - 14:36
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Facing the uncertainty of potential raids in the city of Philadelphia against immigrants, a small local organization decided to take a stand this past week. Erika Almirón, Executive Director of Juntos, didn’t even hesitate to call out President Trump himself.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:17pm
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In the midst of fears of potential raids in the city of Philadelphia, a local org took a stand this past week. Erika Almiron, Executive Director of “Juntos” didn’t even hesitate to call out President Trump.. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Inmigrantes: no más silencio

 02/21/2017 - 14:31
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​Enfrentados a la incertidumbre de redadas potenciales en la ciudad de Filadelfia contra inmigrantes, una organización local decidió tomar resueltamente su posición. Erika Almirón, directora ejecutiva de “Juntos,” no dudo en acusar directamente al mismo Presidente Donald Trump.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:17pm
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Erika Almirón, la director ejecutiva de “Juntos,” habló a la prensa la de ciudad en la sede de su organización en el sur de Filadelfia. La lider de “Juntos” se ha erigido como la vocera más prominente de los derechos de los inmigrantes de origen Latino en la ciudad. Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip

 02/21/2017 - 05:29
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The Guardian reports about British teacher Juhel Miah from south Wales, who was removed from plane in Reykjavik despite suspension of president’s travel ban

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:17am
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An anti-Trump protest this weekend in Los Angeles. Photo:  EFE/Felipe Chacón

Carlos Giménez: "Miami Dade Never Wanted to Be a Sanctuary City"

 02/21/2017 - 05:16
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El País interviews Carlos Giménez, mayor of Miami-Dade, now following order to hold detainees sought by federal authorities

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:03am
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Partial view of Dadeland Mall in Kendall as seen from the Palmetto Expressway northbound. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

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