Media Coverage

Republicanos en la Cámara votan por la eliminación de DACA

Author: 
Redacción de La Opinión
Source: 
La Opinión

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.

Crece ambiente antiinmigrante en el Congreso: van contra DACA

Author: 
María Peña
Source: 
La Raza

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).

Senate advances border funds as Congress prepares to leave town

Author: 
Lisa Mascaro
Source: 
LA Times

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.

Detention: No Place for Children or Families

Author: 
Wendy Cervantes
Source: 
First Focus: Campaign for Children

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.

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Author: 
Pramila Jayapal
Source: 
Huffington Post

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.

Unaccompanied Border Children Often Survivors of Sexual Violence and Gang Threats

Author: 
Rebecca S. Myles
Source: 
Latin Post

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.

AI presiona a Obama sobre menores que cruzan solos la frontera

Author: 
Santiago David Távara
Source: 
El Tiempo Latino

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.

Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The Children In Rush To End Border Crisis

Author: 
Kasey Varner
Source: 
Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers rolling back a law meant to protect unaccompanied minors from being summarily deported to unsafe countries, protesters rallied outside the White House on Thursday, calling on President Barack Obama to stand up for the children.

They carried signs denouncing the idea of expediting deportations. "Ni una mas deportacion," one sign read -- not one more deportation.

"You ran on a campaign of hope!" cried one protester as the crowd cheered. "Where is the hope for these children?"

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