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  • Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

    04/24/2018 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Nicole Acevedo and Reuters
    Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday. State prosecutors said criminals had confused them with members of a rival gang. The students — Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum, Daniel Díaz and Marco Ávalo — were last seen on March 19 in the municipality of Tonala. According to Jalisco state prosecutors, their car broke down during the trip and they were later kidnapped by at least six people who tortured and killed them. “Subsequently their bodies were dissolved...
  • Caravan of Migrants Reaches U.S. Border

    04/24/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    One America News ^ | April 24, 2018
    Hundreds of migrants arrive at the Mexican border seeking asylum in the U.S. Groups of people from Central America camped by the border wall Monday with tents and sleeping bags as they waited for their asylum pleas to be processed. They came as a part of a caravan allegedly fleeing violence and poverty in their native countries. The caravan started with about 1,200 migrants, but has reportedly thinned to around 600. President Trump has since taken to Twitter to announce he plans to keep the migrants from entering the country.
  • Migrants from the caravan have started reaching the US-Mexico border

    04/20/2018 1:21:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2018 | Khushbu Shah and Catherine E. Shoichet
    The first migrants from a caravan that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump have started arriving at the US-Mexico border and asking for asylum, advocates say. About 50 Central Americans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Juventud 2000, an organization that assists migrants in that border city. Of those, about 10 have turned themselves in to US authorities at the border. Others are waiting for a larger contingent from the caravan to arrive before they head north, Juventud 2000 Director Jose Maria Garcia Lara said.
  • Opinion: Deportation Is A Reproductive Rights Issue

    04/20/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 19, 2018 | by Holly Bland
    On Thursday afternoon, activist Alejandra Pablos - my friend - will stand up in court and wait for a judge to decide the fate of her freedom. Ale, as her friends call her, was taken into custody by ICE and has been detained for the last 42 days. Ale lost her green card and was put in line for deportation after a 2011 arrest and conviction on several charges including driving under the influence. She spent two years in Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona. This January, Ale, a dedicated reproductive justice and immigrant rights organizer, was leading chants at...
  • Border Patrol detained undocumented mom on way to S.A. hospital

    04/17/2018 6:55:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies ^ | April 16, 2018 | By Bruce Selcraig
    An undocumented mother of four from Laredo was detained Sunday by U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Antonio as she brought her 4-year-old special needs son, a U.S. citizen, into University Hospital for orthopedic surgery on his broken arm. San Antonio attorney Gerardo Menchaca said Monday that the woman, Silvia Macuixele, originally from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, was detained and fingerprinted at a checkpoint north of Laredo on Interstate 35 as she brought her son north by ambulance. Agents then followed the ambulance to San Antonio shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Menchaca said “an incredibly nice” agent stayed with...
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico passes 'immigrant friendly' measures

    04/17/2018 6:47:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Staff
    TAOS, New Mexico - The U.S. city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that make it harder for federal officials to deport illegal immigrants, a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funding from cities that took such steps. Albuquerque’s majority-Democratic council voted 6-3 in favor of a measure to prevent federal immigration officials from entering city-operated areas, including a prisoner transport center, without a warrant. In a televised meeting, the council also barred city workers, including police, from collecting information on peoples’ immigration status and prohibited local tax dollars from being spent on federal...
  • We've reached our limit to house undocumented asylum seekers, Quebec says

    04/16/2018 11:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | April 16, 2018
    Quebec warned the federal government on Monday that it has reached the limit of its capacity process undocumented asylum seekers entering Canada through Quebec and will enforce that limit in its temporary shelters beginning April 24. Quebec has 1,850 spaces in its four temporary shelters in Montreal, and 75 per cent of those spaces are already occupied. Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel said Monday that capacity will not be allowed to pass 85 per cent in order to maintain space and resources to accommodate those asylum seekers who used regular channels to enter the country. The number of undocumented asylum...
  • App helps prepare illegal immigrants in worst-case scenario

    04/16/2018 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | April 15, 2018 | By Olivia P. Tallet, Houston Chronicle
    Immigration agents knocking at the door? Now, there’s an app for that, too. United We Dream, the largest national immigrant youth-led organization, has officially launched a smartphone application that added yet another tool to protect immigrants living in the U.S. illegally by utilizing high tech and online social communications. The app, called Notifica, allows immigrants here illegally to activate a plan if they come in contact with immigration law enforcement authorities or find themselves at risk of being detained. Users can prepare a set of automatic messages to alert — with one click — family members, lawyers and others if...
  • Houston woman with 5 kids fighting to stay afloat after husband's deportation

    04/13/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    KTRK-TV ABC Local ^ | April 13, 2018
    Marcela Rivera told Eyewitness News she lives in constant fear. She's an undocumented mother of five American children whose husband, Carlos Gudiel, was just deported back to Guatemala on Wednesday. Eyewitness News obtained video of him in his home country as he was tearfully reunited with his mother. "My husband is not a criminal," Rivera said, in Spanish. Rivera said her husband did cross the border illegally twice but he doesn't have a criminal background. It may be hard for people to understand her situation, she said, but all they ever wanted was a better life. The Harris County GOP...
  • Artist shares his struggle as an undocumented citizen through art

    04/13/2018 7:14:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    K-State Collegian ^ | April 13, 2018 | By Emily Hilderhof
    The Beach Museum of Art welcomed artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez to discuss his commitment to activism and art to commemorate the last day of his exhibit’s display Thursday. During his lecture, titled “Legalities of Being,” Fifield-Perez said he struggled to retain his humanity in the eyes of those who only saw him as a DACA recipient. “I ceased to be my own person and became a statistic,” Fifield-Perez said. “My narrative didn’t matter to [the government.]” Through his work, Fifield-Perez said he wanted to share his experience as an undocumented citizen with others. Melanie Johnson, junior in criminology, said she pondered...
  • It's 'open season' on undocumented immigrants in Pa., even without criminal history: Reports

    04/12/2018 12:52:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Barbara Miller
    Undocumented immigrants without a criminal background are being deported in the Philadelphia region at greater rates than in other states, a report by and ProPublica shows. The Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement office arrested more immigrants without criminal convictions than any of the other 23 regions in the U.S. last year, says the report. Immigrants without criminal records made up 64 percent of "at large" arrests last year in the Philadelphia ICE field office, compared with 38 percent in the rest of the U.S., said the report. The Philadelphia ICE region includes parts of Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and...
  • Dreamers rally at Missouri capital against bill to cut in-state tuition for undocumented students

    04/12/2018 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    FOX Local ^ | April 11, 2018 | BY MELISSA STERN
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Metro DACA students from the Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance headed to Missouri’s capital Wednesday to lobby against a budget bill that would terminate in-state tuition rates for undocumented youth with DACA. “It was horrible. I ended up going to the dean’s office. It got to the point where I really wanted to continue school. I didn’t want to drop out or go to another college, but I wasn’t able to afford it,” said Zaid Consuegra, a dreamer from Mexico City. He came to Kansas City in 1999. He did not get in-state tuition for his schooling and...
  • 2 illegal immigrants sentenced in Dayton for fake ID scheme

    04/12/2018 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 11, 2018 | by Mark Gokavi
    wo brothers who have illegally entered the United States several times were sentenced Wednesday for creating fake IDs, including some for other illegal immigrants. Blas Martinez-Roldan, 42, and Miguel Martinez-Roldan, 44, were sentenced in Dayton’s U.S. District Court for their roles in running a fake identification business catering to people who want immigration, state and federal IDs, according to the United States Secret Service. Blas was sentenced to two years in prison while Miguel was sentenced to 21 months of incarceration. Blas, also known as Carlos Martinez, and Miguel, aka “El Vecino” (which translates to “The Neighbor”), have been deported...
  • ACLU sues Trump administration for separating immigrant couples

    04/12/2018 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2018 | by Nate Raymond
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging what it calls a pattern by President Donald Trump’s administration of detaining illegal immigrants seeking to legalize their status based on marriages to U.S. citizens. The proposed class action was filed late on Tuesday in federal court in Boston and alleges that immigration officials have been illegally separating families while a noncitizen spouse was seeking lawful immigration status. “These actions are not only inhumane but they are unlawful,” Adriana Lafaille, a lawyer with the ACLU of Massachusetts, said at a press conference. The lawsuit centers on regulations the U.S. Citizenship...
  • Miami Is Gaining Popularity As a Major Birth Tourism Destination

    04/11/2018 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 11, 2018 | by Mariia Prus
    (This story originated in VOA's Russian service.) — Mild climate, warm ocean temperatures, buzzing nightlife – Miami has been a favorite tourist destination for Eastern Europeans for years. But lately, many of those coming to The Sunshine State have been bringing home much more than a beautiful tan, as Russians and Ukrainians come to the city to give birth, so that their babies are US citizens.
  • Openly transgender woman, she had to flee. In the migrant caravan, she wasn't alone (tr)

    04/11/2018 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2018 | By Khushbu Shah and Emanuella Grinberg
    Mexico City - Nikolle Contreras says she is about to make her third attempt to cross into the United States -- her first since she came out as a woman. And one way or another, she says it will be her last. She tried to cross the border for the first time in 2016, she said. She tried again the following year, attempting to swim across the river from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. She nearly drowned, she says, and spent two days in a coma. After a brief hospital stay, she was detained and deported back to her native country of...
  • Bay Area restaurant industry on high alert for potential ICE raids

    04/11/2018 9:17:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 10, 2018 | By Justin Phillips
    As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers swept across Northern California earlier this year, arresting more than 150 undocumented immigrants, the Bay Area restaurant industry watched closely. “Everyone is fearing a day that ICE could show up at their doors,” said Gwyneth Borden, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. For restaurateurs and their staff, it’s more than just speculative anxiety. During the past several months, numerous food businesses in the region have received a notice of inspection from the agency, though no raids have been reported. Such notices require that a business owner provide employment eligibility verification, known...
  • The Ideology of Illegal Immigration

    04/11/2018 6:08:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2018 | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    llegal immigration has become so deeply embedded for so long within contemporary power politics, demography, and cultural change, so charged with accusations of racism, nativism, and xenophobia, that we have forgotten its intrinsic contradictions. We saw a glimpse of reality with the recent “caravan” of Central Americans. With a strong wink and nod from their Mexican hosts, the travelers assumed an intrinsic right to march northward into the United States. Had they done so, they would have confirmed the impression, advanced during the last administration, that the border is porous and that a sovereign United States and its citizenry have...
  • Most Wanted: Dickson man deported several times sought on federal charges

    04/10/2018 8:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    WKRN News 2 ^ | April 9, 2018 | By: Josh Breslow
    DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Over the last 25 years, Hector Palma Zapien has been deported twice, but has returned to the United States illegally. The U.S. Marshals Service said Zapien was first charged with illegal entry into the country in 1995 and was deported. Six years later, in 2001, he was charged again for illegal re-entry and was removed from the country. Zapien faced the same charge of illegal re-entry in 2014. That time, federal investigators said he was also charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business and currency...
  • Two Hoosier children caught in immigration dilemma after father deported, mother faces deportation

    04/10/2018 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    WRTV Indianapolis ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Rafael Sanchez
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Hoosier children are caught in the fight to remove people living illegally in Indiana and across the country. Their mother, Erika Fierro is a 2001 Beech Grove High School Graduate and is facing possible deportation. Their father, Jesus, was picked up for deportation last week while he was on his way to work. Jesus had entered the country illegally in 1988. Erika was also taken into custody but was later released. Now, she's forced to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. Erika and Jesus, have spent the past several years training prayer groups at parishes around Indianapolis -...