Transgender detainees will now be held in facilities matching their gender identity, ICE immigration officials announced on Monday. From Fusion: “We believe this guidance is the most comprehensive for transgender individuals in any custodial entity,” Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, the deputy assistant director for custody programs for ICE, told Fusion in a telephone interview Monday. Some 75… Continue »

Today I went to meet with staff for my state attorney general, Mike DeWine, in Columbus about the lawsuit against the DACA expansion and DAPA. I’m so proud of the folks who attended this meeting with Ohio’s Voice.  They were a mix of Americans and immigrants, Ohioans of all ages, united in the belief that… Continue »

Whatever happened to Jeb “I Understand The Immigrant Experience” Bush? Last weekend, Latino Rebels highlighted a video of DREAMer Erika Castro trying to ask Bush a question about DACA — and let’s just say Bush’s reaction to this young immigrant was anything but immigrant-friendly. The video is about a minute long and well-worth the watch,… Continue »

The controversy and outrage over Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant comments is moving quickly.  While Trump’s comments have generated outrage and solidarity among Latinos and demonstrated the Latino community’s growing clout in corporate America, the Republican Party seems headed in the opposite and wrong direction.  Until today, the GOP’s presidential contenders have remained silent on Trump’s… Continue »

Friday, 7/17: Trump just got a big-time demotion, this time thanks to the Huffington Post. Earlier today, the site announced it would be moving all Trump-related coverage from the politics section, to the entertainment section: Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what… Continue »

Under pressure from Latino groups, NBCUniversal is ending its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The network joins Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-speaking network, in ending Trump’s programming following his incendiary remarks about immigrants.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to announce his official candidacy for the president this morning, joining the crowded Republican field.  As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the Christie campaign wants to drive “the national conversation” by unveiling a series of “big ideas,” including on immigration, and will use a slogan of “Telling it like it is.” … Continue »

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. Whatever your view of same-sex marriage, a right finally recognized by the country’s highest court last Friday, the ruling highlighted the discomfort of… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): New York Times: Christie Prepares Insurgent White House Bid By Maggie Haberman New York Times: Chris Christie on the Issues [EXCERPT] By Gerry Mullany MSNBC: It’s announcement day for Chris Christie. But can he win? By Aliyah Frumin New York Times: NBC to Donald Trump: You’re Fired… Continue »

In stunning breaking news earlier today, NBCUniversal announced it would be “ending its business relationship” with GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the network said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its… Continue »