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Breitbart Progressives Attack ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program for Migrants
By Neil Munro
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents
By Maria Verza and John L. Mone
September 17, 2019

The Washington Post Along Texas border, Trump administration sets up tent courts for virtual asylum hearings
By Nick Miroff
September 18, 2019

The Washington Post Trump reveals a motivation for his anti-homelessness push: Foreign real estate tenants
By Philip Bump
September 17, 2019

BuzzFeed The Trump Administration Wants To Charge Immigrants Nearly $1,000 To Appeal Deportation Cases
By Hamed Aleaziz
September 17, 2019

Los Angeles Times Trump immigration officials defend tent courts, saying they’ll speed up asylum process
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
September 17, 2019

The Hill Government could hike fees to appeal immigration cases: report
By Rachel Frazin
September 17, 2019

Vice Mexico Is Caving to Trump on Immigration
By David Noriega
September 17, 2019

PBS News Hour Detained migrant children suffer ‘trauma after trauma,’ say pediatric experts
September 17, 2019

The New Yorker An Immigration Attorney at the A.C.L.U. on Fighting Trump’s Asylum Ban
By Jonathan Blitzer
September 17, 2019

Quartz US immigrant detention centers are so crowded Border Patrol is running out of storage space
By Annalisa Merelli
September 18, 2019

Laredo Morning Times Media barred from Laredo tent facilities as immigration hearings begin on the border
By Julia Wallace
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants
By Dustin Stojanovic
September 17, 2019

Wall Street Journal ‘A Latin American Brother-Country’: Venezuelans Seek Refuge in Spain
By Giovanni Legorano
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Trial starts for convicted New York City bomber
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Arizona man accused of smuggling 31 immigrants in big rig
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Man shot by immigration agent charged with illegal reentry
September 17, 2019

The New York Times White House Fires Homeland Security Dept.’s General Counsel
By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Maggie Haberman
September 17, 2019

CNN DHS inexplicably disinvites BuzzFeed reporter from media tour of border
By Brian Stelter
September 18, 2019

Los Angeles Times Family separation and refugee cap reinvigorate Jews’ activist roots: ‘We’ve always been immigrants’
By Sarah Parvini
September 17, 2019

NBC Trump to tour San Diego border wall
By Alex Johnson
September 17, 2019

HuffPost Couple Separated By The Muslim Ban Reunited After HuffPost Report
By Rowalda Abdelaziz
September 17, 2019

Boston Globe Business leaders make the case for immigration reform
By Jon Chesto
September 17, 2019

CNBC Immigration judge violated Hatch Act with pro-Hillary Clinton comments, fined $1K, barred from federal service for 30 months
By Dan Mangan
September 17, 2019

ABC Trump delivers ‘false choice’ for Latinos between country, racial identity: Experts
By Kendal Karson
September 18, 2019

Elle Selena Gomez Announces She’s Producing a New Netflix Docuseries Called ‘Living Undocumented’
By Alyssa Bailey
September 17, 2019

Newsweek DOZENS OF JEWISH ACTIVISTS AVOID JAIL OVER ‘NEVER AGAIN’ PROTEST AT ICE DETENTION CENTER: ‘WE’VE SEEN THIS SYSTEM OF DEHUMANIZATION BEFORE’
By Ewan Palmer
September 17, 2019

Raw Story CNN commentators laugh at GOP strategist’s pathetic rationale for why Trump’s Hispanic comments aren’t racist
By Matthew Chapman
September 17, 2019

Breitbart President Donald Trump sought to woo Latino voters during a campaign swing through New Mexico Monday evening, touting his electoral appeal with that key voting demographic in the 2020 presidential election, while invoking language that sparked criticism for drawing divisions between nationality and ethnicity. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. While introducing Hispanic Advisory Council member Steve Cortes — who also works as a CNN commentator and was a Wall Street trader — Trump asked him to choose between Hispanics or the country. Trump, shouting at Cortes, asked, “Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” “He says, the country,” the president said. Trump also said of Cortes, “He happens to be Hispanic, but I have never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) than I do.” While the GOP has remained mostly silent, the awkward scene before his spirited base prompted flak from those who saw the comments as offensive, including Republican presidential primary challenger Joe Walsh, as well as Democratic contender Julián Castro. PHOTO: President Donald Trump is cheered by supporters upon his arrival to a campaign rally at the Santa Ana Star Center, Sept. 16, 2019, in Rio Rancho, N.M. Andres Leighton/AP President Donald Trump is cheered by supporters upon his arrival to a campaign rally at the Santa Ana Star Center, Sept. 16, 2019, in Rio Rancho, N.M.more + One Republican political consultant and outspoken Trump critic, Mike Madrid, called the remarks “troubling,” since Trump made “a caricature of what a Hispanic ‘looks like'” and drew “a distinction between Hispanics and true Americans.” Trump suggested that “Cortes must choose his true allegiance. Hispanics are demonstrably second-class citizens in the eyes of this president. These are both textbook definitions of racism,” Madrid said. The terms Hispanic and Latino both cover a wide range of people with multi-national origins, across different geographic regions and among a broad number of dialects. Several official U.S. government documents acknowledge the difference, separating out a question of race from a question of Hispanic/non-Hispanic, including on census forms. Cortes defended the president on Twitter, saying that Trump used “awkward phrasing” but was trying to point out how much Cortes loves both the country and Hispanics, and “joking” that he couldn’t tell which he loves more. The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. At the rally, Trump attempted to thread overtures to the Hispanic community throughout his speech, arguing that he has “the best numbers” across the board — but particularly among Hispanic Americans despite his anti-immigrant agenda. “They understand they do not want criminals coming across the border,” he claimed. “They do not want people taking their jobs. They want to have that security. They want the wall. They want the wall.” Trump even said his administration is “working night and day to deliver a future of limitless opportunities for our nation’s Hispanic American citizens, including millions and millions of extraordinary Mexican-Americans who enrich our society, and strengthen our country, serve in our military and contribute immensely to other shared American family.” In a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump’s approval rating among Hispanics stood at 25%, far below the 50% approval among whites. Trump’s comments resonate with a sharply narrow audience — even as he gears up for a tough re-election fight against a Democratic field eager to take his place — political experts said. In this particular instance, he offered a “false choice” to Hispanics, according to Melissa Michelson, a political scientist at Menlo College in California and president of the Latino caucus of the American Political Science Association. “A vast majority of Latinos in the United States have strong identities both as Americans, and as Latinos or as Hispanics,” she said, arguing that the president’s “double-meaning message” was for both his core white supporters, with racial undertones that he has been “peddling since 2015,” and for a minority group of Latinos who likely voted for him in 2016. For his white supporters, Michelson said Trump delivered “the same message as always, which is that the loyalty to America of people of color is questionable. Latinos are perpetual foreigners and therefore, perpetual potential enemies.” “It’s an anti-immigrant, anti-Latino message, implying that folks who are Latino are not as loyal or are not as loyal or not as proud to be Americans as white people,” she continued. The second, she said, is for a “minority group of the Latino population … who do value loyalty and patriotism to the United States and their identity as Americans more highly.” His message is for those who are “predisposed” to supporting Trump, who are seeking to confirm their Republican identity, Michelson told ABC News. “What they’re saying is they don’t want to be considered Hispanic, they don’t want to be considered Latinos, they just want to be considered American,” she said, adding that they seek to disassociate themselves from an “undesirable segment” of Latinos. Matt Barreto, a political science professor at UCLA and the co-founder of Latino Decisions, sees Trump’s comments as being predicated on an effort to evoke “racial anxiety” solely among his white supporters. He also told ABC News that he thinks the Trump campaign’s strategy could still be politically effective for a very specific Latino sect. “I think they have a plan to try and win over Cubans and South Americans in (South) Florida,” he said. “Rick Scott did a reasonable job in his Senate run against (Bill) Nelson. He sort of did better than the typical Republican in winning over some of those. … Outside of that, I do not believe he is going to make any inroads at all with Latino voters, and I don’t think he’s going to try.” “I think that their strategy is to use Latinos, and now it seems that it’s not just immigrants,” said Barreto. “It’s a sort of racialization and antagonization of Latinos in general that appears to be part of their strategy.” This is also not the first time the president appeared to be creating a dividing line between national and ethnic identity — particularly with the Hispanic population. PHOTO: Supporters watch President Donald J. Trump speak during his Keep America Great Rally on September 16, 2019 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Supporters watch President Donald J. Trump speak during his Keep America Great Rally on September 16, 2019 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.more + Trump began his presidential bid in 2015 by accusing Mexico of sending “rapists” across the border, he attacked an Indiana-born judge as being “biased” in a lawsuit against the president because he was “Mexican,” and he closed out the 2018 midterm elections by stoking fear of a “caravan” of migrants on the stump. At Monday’s rally in New Mexico, a border state Trump lost in 2016 by eight percentage points and that houses the highest percentage of Hispanics as a population in the country, Trump refuted the frequent criticism that his rhetoric and policies inflame racial tensions across the country. “They went to race,” he said of his opponents. “Do you believe that one, race? I am the least racist person in this room.” Barreto contended that Trump’s language on Monday is “further racializing Latinos” and feeds into a “long trope” about “good” versus “bad” immigrants. “This feeds into the other comment about picking between racial ethnicity and if you’re American,” he said. “[It’s] the hard working, light-skinned business owner is the good immigrant and the farm workers who pick all the food that we eat, and the construction workers who build all of the houses, those are sort of like the poor, bad immigrants.” “He is then sending a signal to his supporters, he’s reminding them what Hispanics look like,” he continued. Barreto also thinks it might continue Republicans’ downward trend with the Latino vote, even as Hispanics are poised to comprise the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate for the first time in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. “This is the prime reason that Texas went from 16-point margin for (Mitt) Romney to only a nine-point margin for Trump. He lost seven points in Texas, which was almost entirely in the Rio Grande Valley,” he said, describing a majority Hispanic area. “It was like the worst presidential run that Republicans ever had.” As Trump attempts the same strategy on the campaign trail in 2020 as he did in 2016, Barreto noted that this cycle comes after public outrage over the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy that led to family separations and children being held in cages. “He overplayed his hand,” Barreto said. “He didn’t build a wall. He didn’t stop any of these things.” ABC News’ Will Steakin contributed to this report.
By Neil Munro
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Colorado defense claims ‘anti-Mexican bias’ in shooting case
September 17, 2019

Associated Press Texas truck driver pleads guilty in immigrant smuggling case
September 17, 2019

The New York Times Chronicling New York’s Muslim History
By Adeel Hassan
September 17, 2019

San Diego Union Tribune San Diego Border Patrol announces 43 percent drop in arrests from May to August
By Wendy Fry
September 17, 2019

Dallas Morning News Fort Worth school board upholds teacher’s firing after anti-immigrant tweets
By Eva-Marie Ayala
September 17, 2019

CNN Why race is moving center stage for 2020
By Ronald Brownstein
September 17, 2019

My San Antonio Democrats need to start courting Latino voters now
By Esther J. Cepeda
September 17, 2019

CNN A judge’s ‘no action’ is a delay tactic to keep a detained migrant woman away from her family, her attorney says
By Nick Valencia and Artemis Moshtaghian
September 17, 2019

WUFT Gainesville City Commission Passes Immigration Enforcement Policy Resolution, But There Is Not Much More It Can Do
By Isabelle Mencia
September 17, 2019

The Dallas Morning News (Editorial) The courts can’t fix asylum law, only Congress can
September 18, 2019

The New York Times (Opinion) The U.S. Should Act Before a Global Downturn Destabilizes Latin America
By Jorge G. Castañeda
September 17, 2019

Wall Street Journal (Opinion) Labor Shortage May Imperil Growth
By Andy Puzder
September 17, 2019

Miami Herald (Opinion) This former Cuban political prisoner, 82, has been denied U.S. citizenship. Shameful
By Fabiola Santiago
September 18, 2019

USA Today (Opinion) Democrats forced President Trump into finding alternatives to build the border wall
By Jody Hice
September 17, 2019

Time (Opinion) The History of Citizenship Day Is a Reminder That Being an American Has Always Been Complicated
By S. Deborah Kang
September 17, 2019

RealClearPolitics (Opinion) Daunted by Trump’s Success, Dems Want the Border Crisis Back
By Brandon Judd
September 17, 2019

Immigration judge violated Hatch Act with pro-Hillary Clinton comments, fined $1K, barred from federal service for 30 months
September 17, 2019

Spanish

Univision Cuál fue el grupo hispano que más creció desde 2010 en EEUU (una pista: no son mexicanos ni cubanos)
September 17, 2019

Noticiero Univision Gobierno de Trump busca incrementar en casi 900% las tarifas para apelar las deportaciones (Video)
By Juan Carlos González
September 17, 2019

Univision La madre y el niño ahogados en el Río Grande habían sido devueltos a México a la espera de asilo
By Lorena Arroyo
September 17, 2019

La Opinión (CA) Trump prepara duro derechazo para inmigrantes que enfrentan la deportación
September 17, 2019

La Opinión (CA) Quiénes sí podrán pedir asilo tras la victoria de Trump en la Corte Suprema
September 17, 2019

El Diario-La Prensa (NY) ¿Sabrán los demócratas lo que está en juego en 2020?
By Maribel Hastings
September 17, 2019

La Prensa (FL) ¿Sabrán los demócratas lo que está en juego en 2020?
By Maribel Hastings
September 17, 2019

La Raza (IL) ¿Sabrán los demócratas lo que está en juego en 2020?
By Maribel Hastings
September 17, 2019

La Opinión (CA) ¿Sabrán los demócratas lo que está en juego en 2020?
By Maribel Hastings
September 17, 2019

La Opinión Senadores cargan contra regla que dejaría sin residencia permanente a muchos inmigrantes
September 17, 2019

Noticias Telemundo Trump quiere que los inmigrantes paguen miles de dólares para apelar sus casos de deportación. Así lo hará
By Geysell Cisneros
September 17, 2019

Noticias Telemundo En su último mensaje le dijo a su esposo que tenía miedo. Pero cruzó el río: murió ahogada con su hijo de 2 años
September 17, 2019

Univision Chicago Veinticinco residentes de Chicago se convierten en ciudadanos en la primera ceremonia de naturalización de Lightfoot
September 17, 2019

CNN en Español Trump agradece a López Obrador por frenar la llegada de inmigrantes (Video)
September 17, 2019

Univision Noticias Senadores demócratas presentan proyecto de ley para bloquear la nueva regla de carga pública de Trump
September 17, 2019

Univision Noticias “Te gustan más los hispanos o el país”, así intentó Trump cortejar a los votantes en Nuevo México (Video)
September 17, 2019

El Nuevo Herald CIDH denuncia aumento de detenciones, deportaciones e irregularidades en la frontera sur de EEUU
By Sonia Osorio
September 17, 2019

Noticias Telemundo La historia se repite en el río Bravo: Madre hondureña y niño de apenas dos años mueren tras ser arrastrados por las aguas
By Olga Luna
September 17, 2019

La Opinión ICE arresta a indocumentado mexicano que ingresó a EEUU tres veces en ocho días
September 17, 2019

La Z Charlotte Los fabricantes de armas, el actor oculto en la militarización fronteriza
By Agencia EFE
September 17, 2019

Radio Bilingüe Gobierno de EEUU abre tribunales televisivos para procesar migrantes que esperan en México
September 17, 2019

La Opinión “Tenemos muchos hispanos”: Trump derrocha racismo e ironía en Nuevo México
September 17, 2019

Noticias Telemundo Migrantes hondureños en busca del sueño americano desaparecen en el desierto de Sonora al probar nuevas rutas
By Alexandra Plazas
September 17, 2019

Univision Noticias Ante la muralla invisible del racismo
By David Torres
September 17, 2019

Noticias Ya VIDEO: ICE REVELA EL TRATO QUE DA A INDOCUMENTADOS DETENIDOS
September 17, 2019

El Informador News Premian a condado de Nuevo México por apoyo a migrantes solicitantes de asilo
By Agencia EFE
September 17, 2019

Negocia en Miami USCIS ya no acepta nuevas solicitudes de acción diferida
September 17, 2019

Voa Noticias La representación legal es un reto para migrantes regresados a México
September 17, 2019

Univision Arkansas Piden a político Republicano de Arkansas reducir presupuesto de ICE y generar un trato humano y digno para inmigrantes en la frontera sur y centros de detención en los Estados Unidos
By Rodolfo Portillo
September 17, 2019

Noticias Telemundo Trump: “¿A quién amas más, a tu país, o a los latinos?”
By Shannon Pettypiece y Monica Alba / NBC News
September 17, 2019

CNN en Español Trump intenta cortejar a los votantes hispanos en Nuevo México
By Betsy Klein
September 17, 2019

La Opinión (LA) Defensores del voto latino demandan a la ciudad de Carson
September 17, 2019

La Opinión (LA) Mexico-Estados Unidos, la frontera que militarizó la iniciativa privada
By Agencia EFE
September 17, 2019

La Opinión En México inician el registro de un partido político que defienda a los mexicanos en Estados Unidos
September 17, 2019

Univision 14- San Francisco “Ponemos a los niños en salones, no en jaulas”: San Francisco retoma protestas contra centros de detención (Video)
September 16, 2019

Univision Noticias ¿Qué ocurre si no paso el examen de ciudadanía? Respondemos tus preguntas de inmigración
By Jorge Cancino
September 17, 2019

Noticiero Univision “Le dijimos que no lo intentara”: una madre hondureña y su pequeño hijo mueren tratando de atravesar el Río Bravo (Video)
By Francisco Cobos
September 16, 2019