I left Mexico because I was unhappy and believed that my unhappiness had roots in history and geography. But every once in a while I feel the need to feel at home — and make carnitas.
UPDATED (4:18 p.m.): A White House official told BuzzFeed News that the president’s remarks do not include a reference to waiting “40 days.”
The much-criticized decision was made because of lessons learned during a bruising 1994 gun-legislation fight that damaged Democrats, Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said at a BuzzFeed Breakfast.
“Thousands of mothers and children who have suffered humanitarian atrocities will be unlawfully repatriated,” one activist says of new detention facility in Dilley, Texas.
“Whatever you may think about the politics — to leave a child vulnerable like that and put in a situation that could lead to their death is unacceptable,” City Council Speaker Melissa-Mark Viverito tells BuzzFeed News.
More than 2,000 inmates housed there will be released over the next few months.
Arrests come as part of a growing campaign targeting Hillary Clinton.
Another disturbance is planned Friday at the DNC Women’s
Leadership Forum where Clinton will speak, making it the third time in
a week that DREAMers will make their presence felt at one of her events.
BuzzFeed News has learned the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is working to iron out language Tuesday that would demand Obama move sooner on deportations than the White House has said it is willing to do.
The announcement comes after Obama disappointed groups by delaying immigration action. Close to 50 organizations and individuals will make a coordinated call to Latinos ahead of the midterm elections.
An Iowa DREAMer confronted Hillary Clinton a day after a similar moment with Joaquin Castro. Disgust at her answer — and a sign that “no Democrat is safe.”
Immigrant X, the loose collective of artists that uses social media to tell fictional stories about undocumented immigrants and their underground supporters, just started working on a graphic novel. Illustrator Ana Patankar did the drawings and they kick ass.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked the Obama administration to make its delayed announcement to slow deportations before Thanksgiving, but was told it will be before the holidays at the end of the year.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will make demands of the president on timing and substance of coming executive actions on deportations, a source tells BuzzFeed News.
The president had said he would act at the end of the summer, but political concerns changed the calculation.
This trip had a very unexpected ending.
The Pew Research Center spells out the numbers for how many could benefit from potential administrative action by the Obama administration.
The militia members stopped a group of scientists who were counting bats in a cave near the border in southern Arizona.
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network wants to ensure immigrant workers are included in President Obama’s executive action.
The suit alleges the women and children were victims of violence, death threats, rape, and persecution in Central America and should not have been subject to expedited deportation.
Scott Morrison to face inquiry on Friday morning.
They say Latino and immigrant rights organizations should support the black community and call on other top Latino organizations to follow suit.
“Basically, immigration said, ‘This guy can’t throw pizza, so we’re denying him the visa.’”
The story of the only undocumented writer to graduate from the University of Michigan’s MFA program.
“Fuck my life.” WARNING: Contains disturbing illustrations
The drumbeat by activists for the president to “go big” administratively is getting louder and louder. But what does it really mean and what do they want?
The activists say they are being penalized for asserting their rights and speaking out against misconduct.
“Did you know the first person who died in Iraq was undocumented?” “He lied to get into the military. Will you admit that? Will you admit that they he lied to get into the military?”
Grammy-winning band La Santa Cecilia brings the journey of strawberries, from fields tended to by farmworkers to kitchen tables, to life. Oh, and the song is pretty good too.