April 2018

April 29, 2018

Dozens of Central Americans seek asylum at U.S. border today” (LAT)- “As they prepared to present themselves at the San Ysidro Port of Entry today, a group of asylum seekers from Central America gathered at the border fence in Playas de Tijuana early Sunday cheered on by supporters on both sides of the border.”

April 26, 2018

Federal Agencies Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children Placed With Sponsors” (NYT)- “A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services told members of Congress on Thursday that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed with sponsors in the United States, raising concerns they could end up in the hands of human traffickers or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives.”

April 24, 2018

CT Senate passes bill on undocumented financial aid” (Yale News)- “Last week, the Connecticut Senate voted 30–5 in favor of HB5031, or SB4, An Act Equalizing Access To Student-Generated Financial Aid, which would allow immigrant students access to student-generated institutional aid. The bill has bipartisan support and will now go to the state House of Representatives for a vote.”

25daca1-master768U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules” (NYT)– “In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications.”

April 17, 2018

As DACA Debate Drags On, Some DREAMers Are Moving Back to Mexico Voluntarily” (NPR)- “For some DACA recipients, the dream became too hard to hold onto. Noe Martinez came to the U.S. when he was 15. By 29, he had a college degree and a thriving business in Oklahoma. But he missed his parents in Mexico. Now he’s back there and wondering what lies in store for him.”

April 16, 2018

California rejects plan to send National Guard troops to Mexico border, AP reports” (10 News)- “The California National Guard is denying a report by that California has rejected President Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.”

April 9, 2018

Arizona Supreme Court: No in-state tuition for DACA college students” (NBC News)- “Young immigrants with DACA status who want to attend college in their home state of Arizona will have to pay out-of-state rates.”

April 6, 2018

ICE raids meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested” (Washington Post)- “Federal officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee on Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year.”

Without DACA, Alpert Medical School student will be unable to practice medicine” (Uprise RI)- “I’ll remember that Saturday morning in the operating room for the rest of my life. While I’ve shadowed many surgeries before as part of my medical training, this was my first time scrubbing into a surgery. I scrubbed, gowned, and gloved and contemplated the significance of this moment. What a privilege, I thought; it is to walk with patients during some of their most vulnerable times. It felt right; I was calm, yet one thing loomed in the back of my mind. What will happen if one day I cannot practice medicine? Will I be able to bear the news? Would my parents’ sacrifices to ensure I could reach my dreams have been in vain?”