Tag: Immigration Reform

Trump Now Wants to Cut Legal Immigrants by 50%

President Donald Trump has endorsed new legislation that intends to cut the number of green cards from 1 million a year to 500,000 over the next decade. The bill supports an “alternative fact” that low-skilled immigrants who don’t speak English are taking jobs from American workers. The Reforming American Immigration…

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Mental Health Crisis

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock In the midst of continual debate between political parties on establishing effective immigration reform, little attention is given to the fact the mental health of thousands of Latino youth, born in the United States and whose parents are undocumented immigrants, is being compromised. “Anxiety…

What Matters More to GOP: National Security or Halting Immigration

By Julissa Catalan The Department of Homeland Security is facing a potential shutdown on Feb. 27, and all because the Republican party is holding its funding hostage. Democrats are against this bill because the new language removes protection for Dreamers and their parents, and Republicans do not want to budge…

Immigration Court Cases Will Be Heard Before 2019

By Sheryl Estrada Immigrants seeking legalization were informed in January by U.S. courts that their hearings were cancelled and would not be resolved until 2019 or later. Apparently, that’s not the case. A federal office that schedules immigration-court dates issued the same hearing date for thousands of immigrants: Nov. 29,…

Details on Obama's Immigration Reform

By Julissa Catalan In addition to extended rights for Dreamers and parents of U.S. citizens, the Department of Homeland Security has revealed other details on how the Obama administration plans to facilitate the citizenship process for immigrants using Obama’s executive action. In one memo, Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson unveiled plans…

Is Immigration Reform Only Important to Latinos

By Julissa Catalan For bilingual Americans who watched President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, one thing was noticeably different when it came to the Republican rebuttal. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst made no mention of immigration in her GOP-sanctioned rebuttal to the President’s address, yet during the Spanish…

Obama's Immigration Reform: 'You Can Come Out of the Shadows'

By Julissa Catalan Despite mounting opposition from Republicans, President Obama kept his vow to “fix the system” by sidestepping Congress and addressing the current immigration crisis with an executive action. The President’s plan will allow undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents—or green-card holders—to legally…

Latinas Rally for Representation Outside DNC Event

By Julissa Catalan On Friday, while politicians gathered in Washington to address the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee, immigration-reform advocates held a rally outside the venue in hopes of bringing awareness to Latina women. “This is supposed to be a convention for women, and there are no…