The House of Representatives, in its final session before a five week recess, voted and passed a $694 million border appropriations bill on Friday in a vote of 223-189. The bill, if passed into law, would overturn laws already passed to protect the rights of immigrants such as advances achieved under the The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The bill would also deny an extension of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA).
WASHINGTON — La Cámara de Representantes votó ayer a favor de terminar con el programa de Acción Diferida o DACA, ejecutado hace dos años por el presidente Barack Obama para detener las deportaciones de los jóvenes inmigrantes que llegaron al país siendo niños.
En un proyecto de ley paralelo a los fondos suplementarios para la crisis fronteriza, los republicanos lograron aprobar la medida con 216 votos a favor y 192 en contra, pese a saber que la ley morirá en el Senado.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Apoyado por líderes latinos que acusan a los republicanos de crear un Congreso “anti-latino”, en parte porque proponen la deportación de los “Dreamers”, el presidente Barack Obama amenazó con tomar medidas unilaterales para atajar la crisis en la frontera.
En un guiño a su base conservadora, los republicanos de la Cámara Baja modificaron sustancialmente un paquete de fondos para la frontera y presentaron un segundo proyecto de ley que prohíbe la ampliación del programa de “acción diferida” (DACA).
With unexpected support from Republicans, the Senate advanced a $2.7-billion emergency package to handle the influx of minors at the Southwestern border with just days remaining before Congress leaves town.
A handful of Republicans joined most Democrats to breathe new life into the Senate proposal, which was scaled back from President Obama's $3.7-billion request. Border agencies have warned they will run out of money beginning next month.
Over the past few weeks the stories of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence in Central America, as well as their uncertain fate in the hands of U.S. policymakers, has been the focus of headlines around the country. What has been more difficult to follow is what is happening to the influx of refugee mothers who have recently fled to the U.S. with their children, many just toddlers and babies.
We Belong Together's Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, discussed the humanitarian crisis on the border on the Thom Hartmann show on Friday. Watch here:
This past weekend, anti-immigration actions swept the country; on Tuesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry sounded the call for the immediate deployment of 1,000 national guardsmen to the U.S. border; and our leaders are currently considering gutting a bill that allowed for the humane treatment of child migrants from non-contiguous countries.
The White House said Friday the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joseph Biden next Friday to discuss the surge of children on the U.S. border children.
Amnesty International and We Belong Together held a late afternoon rally on Thursday outside The White House to urge President Obama to protect the rights of unaccompanied children, fleeing organized crime, gang violence and insecurity.
Amnesty International USA and We Belong Together call on President Obama and Congress to protect unaccompanied children, women and families at the border
Amnesty International and We Belong Together held a rally today to demand that the U.S. government take immediate steps to address the humanitarian crisis at the border and ensure that the rights of unaccompanied children who arrive in the United States are protected, in accordance with its obligations under international law.
La organización de derechos humanos Amnistía Internacional (AI), el grupo We Belong Together y otras organizaciones protestaron la tarde del jueves 17 de julio frente a la Casa Blanca para exigir al presidente Barack Obama soluciones humanitarias a niños que ingresan solos por la frontera.