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    Colin Powell has died at age 84, his family announced Colin Powell, the Harlem-born son of Jamaican immigrants who was awarded military honors for saving fellow soldiers from a burning helicopter crash and went on to become the first black Secretary of State, has died at age 84. He was fully vaccinated but died of COVID-19 complications, his family announced...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Millions of illegal immigrants could have access to amnesty, assistance with college tuition, various tax credits and waived grounds for inadmissibility to the U.S. under the Democrats’ proposed reconciliation bill. The reconciliation bill might allow illegal immigrants with expunged criminal offenses to enter the U.S. and give...
    Children play between tents at a makeshift migrant camp in Matamoros.Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Under a court-mandated order, the Biden administration is gearing up to bring back a Trump-era border policy that pushed thousands of non-Mexican asylum seekers into Mexico, to wait there for their...
    (CNN)Pro-immigrant groups and service providers blasted Biden administration officials Friday morning on a call on the heels of news that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to revive a Trump-era border policy next month, according to sources familiar with the call. It's the latest indication of tensions between the administration and its allies boiling over, with sources describing the...
    Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura encountered an armed human smuggler while reporting from Arizona’s southern border with Mexico, newly released video shows. In the video, filmed along the Colorado River in an area deemed the Yuma Sector by Customs and Border Protection, a migrant can be seen paying the human smuggler cash, as the two walk along a creek. The...
    Benefits including tuition and fees associated with receiving an education will be available to illegal immigrants regardless of their immigration status or citizenship, according to the reconciliation bill. An immigrant illegally living in the U.S. can obtain lawful permanent residency by paying a processing fee and a “supplemental fee” of $1,500 and completing background checks and a medical examination,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A sculpture by world-renowned artists, the Zhou Brothers, was unveiled in Chicago Tuesday in honor of the late Bernie Wong, a trailblazer and fierce advocate for the Chinese American community.The "Red Angel" sculpture was dedicated to the social justice icon who passed away from cancer earlier this year. Bernie Wong co-founded the Chinese American Service League more...
    CHICAGO -- Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.Instead, the focus will shift to pursuing "unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers" and emphasize fighting worker abuse including paying substandard wages, unsafe working...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Instead, the focus will shift to pursuing “unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers” and emphasize fighting worker abuse including paying substandard wages,...
    Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Miami, on February 20, 2021, demanding that the Biden administration cease deporting Haitian immigrants back to Haiti. by Jennifer Chowdhury This story was originally published at Prism. On Sunday, the Biden administration began its latest round of deportations—this time involving Haitian immigrants in South Texas—and immigrant rights...
    Day Without Latinos protest in 2017. Immigrant and Latino workers in Wisconsin plan to hold a statewide strike on Monday, Oct. 11, to both highlight the vital economic contributions of these communities and to continue calling on the Biden administration and congressional Democrats to deliver on their promise to pass a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. “I’ve lived here...
    Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees could be released into the U.S. without a decision about their immigration status, CBS News reported on Thursday. The refugees came to the U.S. on humanitarian parole instead of with visas, and many of them don’t have a way to obtain lawful permanent residence, according to CBS News. Since August, over 55,000 Afghan refugees...
    The Department of Justice announced its labeling of parents speaking out against woke school curriculum as "domestic terrorists" and Parents Defending Education vice president of strategy Asra Nomani refuses to allow her fellow parents to be victimized by the government. Nomani, a Virginia parent and Indian immigrant, shared with "Fox News Primetime" how she had lived in poverty as an...
    CHICAGO -- When Pablo Pineda immigrated from the Guatemala to the United States with his family, he said his mother told him he had to come to the country offering something.Pineda has done that by serving up dishes from Guatemala and Central America at his restaurant Latin Patio, located in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood."I love when people try the food and...
    (Courtesy Elizabeth Sanjuan Photography/Immigrant Food+) Immigrant Food, which bills itself as D.C.’s first “cause-casual restaurant,” will open a new location inside the Planet Word museum in the former historic Franklin School at 925 13th Street NW on Oct. 7. It’s name is Immigrant Food+. It will be the third location for acclaimed chef Enrique Limardo’s Immigrant Food, with a restaurant...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Democrats’ stalled budget bill includes $8 billion a year for 10 years for illegal immigrant parents, the Center for Immigration Studies announced on Tuesday. The bill would replace a program that requires parents to work to receive welfare and increase the funds available to illegal immigrant parents...
    The open borders lobbying group, linked to billionaire George Soros, behind the harassment of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) last week recently launched a six-figure campaign to demand amnesty for illegal aliens. On Saturday, Sinema was hounded and followed by illegal alien activists with the group Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), demanding amnesty for the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living...
    Democrats’ stalled budget bill includes $8 billion a year for 10 years for illegal immigrant parents, the Center for Immigration Studies announced on Tuesday. The bill would replace a program that requires parents to work to receive welfare and increase the funds available to illegal immigrant parents because some who work “off the books” can’t verify their employment, according to the...
    President Biden and the Democratic Party's full-scale open borders agenda will not affect those elites who are engineering it historian Victor Davis Hanson told Fox Nation on Monday. With 2 million new illegal aliens projected to travel across the Rio Grande in 2021, the result will be a multifaceted "disaster," Hanson said on "Tucker Carlson Today." "It sure won't affect...
    Maru Mora-Villalpando, center, in 2018 Maru Mora Villalpando, an immigrant rights organizer who has lived here for more than two decades, has won her fight to stay in the U.S. The Seattle Times reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has dropped its deportation case against Mora Villalpando, who soon stands to receive a green card through a U.S. citizen daughter. “It’s a huge win,”...
    Honduran immigrant Nani, 10, peers out the window while flying to join her extended family in southern Indiana on April 23, 2021 near Louisville, Kentucky. The unaccompanied minor had been released that day from U.S. Health and Human Services custody after spending nearly eight weeks in shelters, the final one in New York City. Originally she had traveled with her...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Ron DeSantis’ ban on so-called sanctuary cities faced a significant defeat in court last week—one that exposed his precious legislation’s ties to two notorious groups. “Allowing anti-immigrant hate groups that overtly promote xenophobic, nationalist, racist ideologies to be intimately involved in a bill’s legislative process is a significant departure from procedural norms,” the judge wrote in her ruling. Naturally,...
    Celebrated painter Jasper Johns has reached a settlement with a 17 year-old African immigrant after copying a sketch the teen did into one of his latest artworks.    Jasper Johns, 91, spotted 17-year-old Jéan-Marc Togodgue's sketch during a 2019 visit to an orthopedic surgeon in Sharon, Connecticut, where both he and the teenager live. He did so during a 2019 appointment...
    BERLIN (AP) — Hakan Demir smiled broadly as he stood in front of Germany’s majestic parliament building Tuesday, his first official day of work as a national lawmaker. “My grandfather would have been mighty proud of me, and my parents are proud as well,” Demir, 36, said, taking a moment to remember his family’s roots in Turkey, from where...
    In his "Opening Monologue" on Monday, host Sean Hannity said President Biden is actively devaluing American citizenship by ushering in tens of thousands of unvetted, untested and mostly unknown illegal immigrants – mostly from Haiti as of late. At the same time, the "Hannity" host pointed out that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas cannot even utter the term "illegal immigrant"...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Biden administration is promising to "preserve and fortify" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by creating a rule to recreate the program. Immigrant rights organizations in Chicago are applauding the move."For Homeland Security to write this program into federal regulation is an important to make sure this program stays in place," said Fred Tsao, the...
    HEALDSBURG (KPIX) — Immigrant rights advocates took to the streets and roads of Sonoma County Sunday morning in a show of support for undocumented workers and what they called an effort to “walk the walk” in the immigration debate. “We are walking 12 miles in the name of the 12 million undocumented,” said organizer Renee Saucedo. “We’ve waited long enough....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 12th annual Chicago South Asian film festival kicked off Saturday with a gala at Icon Theaters in the South LoopA hundred films from 12 countries are being featured, including no less than 16 features from Chicago-based artists.The red carpet was awash with Hollywood and Bollywood talent on both sides of the camera at Saturday night's opening...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Immigrants and non-citizens will no longer be termed “aliens” in California State code, Governor Gavin Newsom signed on Friday. AB 1096, written by Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta), will replace the outdated term “alien” in California law with “noncitizen” or “immigrant”. Since the 90s, “alien” has been used as a derogatory term in anti-immigrant policy pushes. “As...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is home to more than 476,000 immigrants. Roughly one in five are Latinx. For 25 years, the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota has been helping people across the state with immigration legal services at no cost. From green cards to citizenship and everything in between, executive director Veena Iyer and the team at the Immigrant Law...
    California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia to launch program tracking violent deaths in LGBTQ+ community California governor signs legislation targeting Amazon warehouse speed quotas Newsom signs privacy laws for abortion providers and patients MORE (D) on Friday signed into law a measure that will effectively remove the term “alien” from state laws in reference to residents who are not U.S. citizens,...
    Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed that only three percent of the over 60,000 Afghan evacuees brought to the United States following the end of the war in Afghanistan have been special immigrant visa recipients. "Approximately 6 percent have been lawful permanent residents. Approximately 3 percent have been individuals who are in receipt of the special immigrant visas,"...
    Denver (CNN)Most mornings, Silvia Hernandez barely has time to turn on the sign adorning her name at her eatery in Denver, Colorado. As breakfast orders come in, she's working the flattop grill -- flipping French toast, cracking eggs and warming tortillas for the green chile pork burritos that the regulars enjoy.  "I love cumin (but) the secret ingredient is love,"...
    Fox News sent a team last month to document the journey of migrants from when they illegally cross the border to their destinations within the interior of the United States. This is an account of what they witnessed. The small town of La Joya lies 20 minutes from the bus station in downtown McAllen, Texas. Home to just over 4,000...
    BERLIN (AP) — Ana-Maria Trasnea was 13 when she emigrated from Romania because her single, working mother believed she would have a better future in Germany. Now 27, she is running for a seat in parliament. “It was hard in Germany in the beginning,” Trasnea said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But I was ambitious and realized that...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Protesters took to the streets of Detroit on Sept. 21, calling on the Biden Administration to grant immigrant status to Haitians attempting to cross the U.S. border in Texas. Supporters gathered at Clark Park on the city’s Southwest side petitioning for citizenship for thousands of Haitian migrants. READ MORE: First Lady Jill Biden To Visit Royal Oak...
    This story was originally published by Borderless Magazine. Sign up for their Thursday newsletter to learn the latest about Chicago’s immigrant communities. CHICAGO — On the last night in their home of five years, Marcos Hernandez and Ivan Cruz were restless.   The musicians had emptied out all the rooms, ordered a pizza and reminisced on their time in a home...
    Fully vaccinated restaurant industry professionals gathered Sunday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 39th annual RAMMY Awards. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awarded a range of special distinctions following a year unlike any other. The panel of judges identified categories that spoke to 2020 and the myriad challenges, unforeseen hurdles and opportunities that let creativity...
    Our suggestions – UK authorities have granted permanent residency status to EU and their family members residing in the UK. Lee Figaro It gives you the procedure you need to follow to get it. Through Brexit, Europeans who arrived before December 31, 2020, had to apply for a special status to live, work and benefit from the health system on...
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 is marking Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 and there is much to celebrate in Port Chester, the first majority-Hispanic municipality in Westchester County. It’s home to a thriving business district that spans many Hispanic cultures, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Thursday. READ MORE: De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots...
    In the past, Rep. Elise Stefanik of Upstate New York had a reputation for being a moderate Republican and was critical of Donald Trump's far-right hyper-nationalist agenda. But Stefanik has since flip-flopped and gone total Trumpist, launching herself into GOP House leadership. Her latest MAGA move is a series of racist Facebook ads claiming that President Joe Biden and fellow...
    Whistleblower Dawn Wooten and advocates call for the closure of Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia last year. An extensive new report sheds further light on the abuses against immigrants detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, including first-hand accounts from women abused by a notorious gynecologist who is under federal investigation. The report, authored by a number of leading...
    The former defense lawyers for an undocumented immigrant convicted of the 2015 killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier and whose case became a flashpoint in the immigration debate are asking President Biden to release him.  Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate still faces federal charges in the death of Kate Steinle, who died on July 1, 2015 after she was...
    HOLLYWOOD -- Writer, director, and star Justin Chon was inspired to create his new movie, "Blue Bayou," after reading several true stories about immigrant adoptees being deported to their birth countries as adults... to places where they have no real memories or connections. The film centers around a New Orleans based husband and father who faces an unimaginable situation: being...
    The surprisingly swift Taliban conquest of Afghanistan this month and frantic evacuations from Kabul have ignited a national conversation about U.S. efforts to resettle Afghans who aided American forces during the 20-year conflict.  Providing refuge to Afghans who assisted the American war effort is a rare immigration policy with broad public support, including among both Republicans and Democrats.  But the...