Immigration articles

El Paso County Judge stands ground before Senate Homeland Security denouncing need for border wall

LatinaLista — First-term El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar traveled to Washington D.C. this week to testify before the Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She outlined for the senators what El Paso needs to combat the growing costs of keeping that particular area of the border safe. According to Escobar, political rhetoric

Immigration lawyer who retrieved 4-year-old U.S. citizen from Guatemala challenges media to finish their job

LatinaLista — David Sperling is an immigration lawyer in Long Island, New York, but he wasn’t always one. At one time, earlier in his career, Sperling was a journalist who reported from abroad and witnessed firsthand the kinds of conditions his clients today left behind. Because he still retains that journalistic curiosity and sense of

New Mexico domestic violence campaign fights state’s partnership between police and immigration agents

LatinaLista — The Obama administration has set as one of its goals for immigration enforcement a program to be adopted nationwide that partners local police with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The original intent behind this program, known as Secure Communities, was to help local law enforcement rid from their streets criminals who were