Rumors of deportation raids have caused student attendance rates at one majority-Latino high school in Maryland to drop. The school, High Point High School in Prince George’s County, is about 70 percent Latino. “It’s a student population that’s prompted the school’s principal, Sandra Jimenez, to term it ‘Central American... Continue »
Ahead of Tonight’s GOP Debate in SC, Leading GOP Contenders Propose Mass Deportation or Self-Deportation During this week’s official Republican response to the State of the Union address, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called on the country to resist “the siren call of the angriest voices” in how we welcome and treat... Continue »
The Contradiction Between Protecting Asylum-Seekers and Deporting Asylum-Seekers is Profound The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration is working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to set up a regional refugee resettlement program in Central America.  It shows a recognition that those fleeing death, rape and extortion in... 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. This week President Barack Obama will give his last State of the Union address in the midst of... Continue »
Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English. This column is available online in Spanish here. As immigrants, we have all felt fear at some point. In most cases – fear propagates across the immigrant community with frequency. This fear manifests itself in several ways for immigrants residing in... Continue »
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, joined by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other prominent Democratic members of the House, gathered earlier today to denounce the ICE raids currently targeting Central American families. “Raiding homes to break families apart is not what our country stands for,” tweeted CHC chair Rep. Linda Sánchez, and at the press conference said that... Continue »
In a letter to the President yesterday, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Reps. Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva demanded an end to the numerous ICE raids targeting Central American refugees in multiple states across the nation. Reps. Ellison and Grijalva join other members of Congress — including Democratic leaders Sen. Harry... Continue »
Another day, another set of stories articulating the fear present in the immigrant community following the Obama Administration’s decision to launch home raids against Central American refugees.  Fortunately, a growing number of leaders are speaking up and condemning this horrific tactic. Read on for excerpts from key English-Language clips yesterday and today. Next week, we’ll report on... Continue »
Frank Sharry: “The way the Obama Administration is handling this is a huge mistake, from a policy, moral, and political perspective.” New York Times article by Liz Robbins, titled “Rumors of Immigration Raids Stoke Fear in New York,” captures how the Obama Administration’s home raids are causing panic and fear in the entire... Continue »
Yesterday, dozens of demonstrators from multiple Bay Area immigrant and faith groups protested outside ICE’s San Francisco headquarters in response to recent immigration raids across the country. SF protest against new crackdown on Central American immigrants. On Day of Epiphany, We 3 Kings of Deportation… — Doug Sovern... Continue »