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Boston Globe

Lawrence limits cooperation with immigration officials

 Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Metro - Boston

Undocumented immigrant rights groups push TRUST Act on Beacon Hill, aim to improve police relations

The issue of immigration is nothing new to the United States. Throughout our history as a nation open to anyone seeking a better life, the influx of various groups has continuously generated some form of tension and mistrust as people integrate and adapt to American society. 

The East Boston-based immigrants rights organization, Centro Presente, embarked on an education campaign throughout the State House, calling on legislators to support the TRUST Act as an alternative to the Secure Communities Act. 

The Boston Globe

Newest illegal immigrants face more scrutiny than many criminals

Newest illegal immigrants face more scrutiny than many criminals

BURLINGTON — Immigration officials are keeping a close watch on Veronica Morales. Every Monday, she must check in at an office in Burlington. Every Thursday, she waits for hours at home in Lynn in case an immigration contractor drops by. And if that’s not enough, officials attached a GPS device to her ankle.

The Boston Globe

Policy may reunite immigrants, endangered children

Federal officials are rolling out a new refugee program that could reunite thousands of children facing danger in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador with their immigrant parents in the United States.

Officials announced the program with little fanfare in November, and it has taken time for the word to spread. Thousands of immigrants who have had temporary legal status for many years could be eligible to apply for the first time to bring their children to America.

Boston Globe

Latinos lack in power positions in area cities, report says

Latinos lack in power positions in area cities, report says

Report cites ‘silent crisis’ in area cities

The Latino population in Boston, Somerville, and Chelsea has boomed in recent years, but their faces remain largely absent from positions of power in City Hall, according to a new report from an advocacy organization that brands the dearth of Hispanics in local government a “silent crisis.”

Boston Magazine

Mother of Merci

Mother of Merci

After her father was murdered, Nixia came to Boston from Honduras in search of a better life for her children. But she had to leave one of them behind.

In the belly of a brown-brick apartment building in Allston, a pastor with silver teeth and a thin mustache is preaching hope and miracles to a crowd of Central American migrants, but Nixia’s mind is on the 15-year-old daughter she abandoned 2,000 miles away.

Centro / CBS-Boston

President Barack Obama’s Executive Order

On November 20th, President Barack Obama used his executive power to make what many consider some positive changes in our immigration system.

The President’s speech brought great joy and satisfaction to the 5 million undocumented immigrants who are now going to be able to receive the benefits offered by this executive order.

On this edition of Centro, WBZ’s Yadires Nova-Salcedo talks with Patricia Montes, Executive Director of “Centro Presente” a local non-profit organization which advocates for Latino immigrant rights. Tune in!

 

The Boston Herald

Son wants relief for his parents, too

 

Boston Globe

Who wins, loses with Obama’s immigration executive orders

Some undocumented immigrants in the country are very happy tonight – about 4.3 million. But some 6 million are disappointed. President Obama’s announcement of a set of executive orders on immigration is a major step toward fixing the status of unauthorized immigrants. But, no doubt, the moment feels bittersweet. As an advocate told me tonight: “It’s a victory, but it’s a partial victory.”

There are, of course, inevitable repercussions that will stem from this unilateral action. Here are the winners and losers:

El Nuevo Diario

Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen

Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen

Garífunas hondureñas que se encuentran en Boston, EEUU, cuentan a El Nuevo Diario lo difícil que es vivir con este rastreador que deben llevar en sus tobillos las 24 horas del día.
Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen