Travis County, which shares a jail with Austin, averaged 19 deportations a week from 2009 to 2013, of people it sent to ICE. Activists are pushing back on the sheriff saying he doesn’t have to comply with immigration detainers as other cities have done.
The CHC plans to vote on a draft of a resolution to ask the president to slow deportations and expand use of prosecutorial discretion, sources tell BuzzFeed. Activists say it falls short. “We need the CHC to be leaders, not followers.”
“Any time individuals in military uniforms cross a border that’s obviously cause for concern. This incident deserves a close look,” Sen. Tom Coburn said.
A report on Border Patrol practices showed that agents stepped in front of fleeing cars and shot at rock throwers. The use of force guidelines released Friday show these practices are banned unless the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the agent or someone else.
The report found that agents repeatedly stepped in front of fleeing cars to justify shooting at drivers and shot at people throwing rocks from across the border. Civil rights organizations and Democrats slammed the findings and renewed calls for the report to be released to the public and Congress.
Emilio Fernandez was a Mexican director and actor. He was also an undocumented immigrant who modeled for the famed statue.
A new study of immigrant communities challenges conventional wisdom regarding success. “Most Americans would be more impressed by someone who made it to second base starting from home plate than someone who ended up on third base, when their parents started on third base.”
Phoenix police arrested three DREAMers who were with hunger strikers protesting deportations and the detention of family members.
Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported over 350,000 people.
Emilio Vicente, a top student whose grades earned him a scholarship, sought to change the narrative around undocumented immigrants with his election but fell short.
A Kansas community came together after a mural by Latino students, immigrants and undocumented immigrants was defaced with “KKK,” “welfare” and “wetback.”
The Mendota football team out of California is being featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines for its unique story and transformational coach.
“KKK,” “welfare,” and “wetback” were scrawled on the artwork created by a group of high school students. “We’re bringing to light the reality we live with everyday, we can choose to act like racism isn’t out there, but it is.”
Undocumented students now have access to a $25 million college tuition fund, billed as a “Pell Grant for DREAMers.”
No special path to citizenship, but the draft principles state that the undocumented should eventually be able live here “legally and without fear.” Support for the DREAMers.
They haven’t lost hope on getting new immigration laws done, but believe the key to reform will be House Republican immigration principles later this week.
The band La Santa Cecilia, which has been called “the voice of immigrants,” won a Grammy award Sunday for Best Latin Alternative Album. Band member Jose “Pepe” Carlos, an undocumented immigrant, tells BuzzFeed what the win means to him.
Support for a pathway to citizenship ticks up to 68%, with only 15% advocating a “send them all back” approach, as immigration reform heats up again.
When it comes to immigration reform, we need to hear from American citizen allies who support undocumented immigrants like me.
The government is talking tough on immigration. But this isn’t good news for Peruvians without the correct paperwork.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns the heavyweight organization will make lawmakers “see the light” or run them out of Congress.
ICE confirmed the number to BuzzFeed, and said the women were an enforcement priority, having recently crossed the border or been issued orders of final removal.
Undocumented youth say the artwork is a way to tell their story and bring comfort to many others like them.
That really depends on what your definition of “said” is.
For Mexicans in the U.S. sent “home” thanks to increased enforcement of American immigration laws, the country they’re returning to is far more dangerous than the one they initially escaped. They wind up in border towns like Tijuana, Nogales, and Juárez, separated from their families, with no money, no identity, and nowhere to go.
Erika Andiola told BuzzFeed that she is leaving Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Simena’s office to put all of her energy into stopping ICE from deporting her mother in January.
A rare heckle from the crowd behind the president at a carefully staged event in San Francisco. A speech turns into a conversation.
“I’ve talked to Speaker Boehner and he’s totally committed to this but he needs to find a way to get enough support.”