Mexican Human Rights Icon Discusses Migrants, Trump

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015

By Jean Guerrero Mexico’s most prominent human rights icon, Father Alejandro Solalinde, traveled to Tijuana on Tuesday to discuss the vulnerability of migrants on both sides of the border. The Catholic priest tackled everything from alleged human rights abuses by authorities in Mexico to theimmigration policy proposals of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. In an event at the Tijuana border research institute El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Solalinde said he thinks Mexico’s current administration has the worst human rights record in recent history. “As long as this government is in power, there will be no real hope for...

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A stay on deportations

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015

By Fatma Marouf, Michael Kagan and Rebecca Gill If you get a speeding ticket from a traffic cop, you have a right to fight it. And you don’t have to pay the fine until the case is resolved in court. But things are different if the Department of Homeland Security seeks to have you deported. In theory, you have the right to fight your deportation, potentially all the way to the Supreme Court. But the DHS might deport you before you’ve exhausted your appeals. That’s what happened in June to a mother and daughter who were deported from a...

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This one chart shows you the politics of U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015

By Tom K. Wong Donald Trump has reignited the immigration debate in the United States. One of his main immigration reform proposals is to end birthright citizenship, that is, to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents. He struck a nerve. Birthright citizenship divides Americans along clear partisan, ideological, and demographic lines. But while this is one of the more radical elements of Trump’s broader immigration reform proposals, the issue of birthright citizenship is not new. In the House, resolutions and bills have been introduced on the issue in every Congress since 1993: House Resolution...

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USCIS Recalls 2,500 Three-Year DACA Work Permits

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015

Affected DACA Recipients Encouraged to Comply San Diego, CA: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a recall on 3-year DACA work permits issued after February 16, 2015. Due to the injunction set by a federal judge in Texas, permits that were issued or mailed by USCIS after February 16 were erroneously mailed to DACA applicants and must be returned. USCIS will reissue 2-year work permits once the 3-year permits are received. The number of DACA recipients in San Diego who are affected by the recall is minimal, however immigrant rights leaders are urging community members...

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Mexican Human Rights Icon Discusses Migrants, Trump

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By Jean Guerrero

Mexico’s most prominent human rights icon, Father Alejandro Solalinde, traveled to Tijuana on Tuesday to discuss the vulnerability of migrants on both sides of the border.

The Catholic priest tackled everything from alleged human rights abuses by authorities in Mexico to theimmigration policy proposals of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

This one chart shows you the politics of U.S. citizenship

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By Tom K. Wong

Donald Trump has reignited the immigration debate in the United States. One of his main immigration reform proposals is to end birthright citizenship, that is, to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents. He struck a nerve. Birthright citizenship divides Americans along clear partisan, ideological, and demographic lines. But while this is one of the more radical elements of Trump’s broader immigration reform proposals, the issue of birthright citizenship is not new.

In the House, resolutions and bills have been introduced on the issue in every Congress since 1993: House Resolution 129 (1993-1994), House Resolution 93 (1995-1996), the Citizenship Reform Act (1997-2000), H.R. 190 (2001-2002), the Citizenship Reform Act again (2003-2006), and now theBirthright Citizenship Act (2007-present).

Mexican Publisher Rolls Out Spanish-Language Book Truck In San Diego

Credit: Jean GuerreroBy Jean Guerrero

A Spanish-language book truck has started traveling to schools, parks, and other areas of San Diego County.

The Mexican publisher launched the book truck with the Mexican Consulate in San Diego this weekend at Ruocco Park.