In his town hall with Hannity, Trump specified “killers” and “the bad ones, the gang members,” would be kicked out immediately. Trump has since referenced “criminal illegal immigrants” several times. What is a “crime” for an undocumented immigrant? The word can mean anything, and that’s why Trump loves it so much.
By Emilie Eaton, Cronkite News Service ARRIAGA, Mexico — As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.” A native of El Salvador, he is already more […]
By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — With federal immigration bills stalled on Capitol Hill, many states are charging ahead on their own to open doors to unauthorized immigrants, from allowing them to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, to giving them driver’s licenses and providing them with welfare or Medicaid benefits. Sixteen states […]
Washington (AFP) — Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas said Wednesday his detention by U.S. border agents in Texas was just an example of the risks that undocumented immigrants face every day in America. Vargas, 33, a Philippines-born prize-winning journalist, was handcuffed and questioned by Border Patrol officers Tuesday as he prepared to board a domestic […]
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal authorities have rejected California’s proposed design for a driver’s license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the license to state clearly on its face “that it is not […]
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed a bill into law today that bans illegal immigrants from seeking work, attending college, and renting property, among other essential activities. The draconian measure helps solidify the Deep South’s status as immigration battleground second only–if at all–to the West. [Los Angeles Times]