Letter to the Editor: Points to ponder

Does anyone remember when the government declared war on drugs years ago? Maybe back in the 80s or 90s? Seems as though that war is still ongoing and getting worse by the day. To make matters worse, rehabilitation centers are popping up all over the place, where they give away or charge a small fee […]

US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won’t even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once bright and beaming […]

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when the court hears arguments Tuesday. Roberts is the conservative justice closest […]

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush. What had been a peaceful existence in a fertile […]

Letter to the Editor: Illegal immigration should have been stopped long ago

The issue is ongoing and ever changing. Illegal immigration cannot possibly be that hard to stop; unless we take a deeper look at our leaders. Obviously, they are not taking any measure to prevent more illegals from entering our country — the numbers grow daily. Every time Trump makes a move to amend illegal immigration, […]

Letter to the Editor: Where have they been?

It seems we are hearing the same things again by the Democrats running for president. Health care? Taxing the rich? These are the same things Obama said his first term and yet when the Democrats had control, failed to pass a bill taxing the rich? Why not? Because they are all rich and don’t want […]

Migrants arrive in Europe with big hopes, many questions

MESSINA, Sicily — As the weary passengers aboard a rescue ship approached Sicily at the end of an agonizing journey from North Africa, 30-year-old Seke Awa called a friend back in Libya the moment she got cellphone reception. “I told her we are on the big boat and sent her courage, that she needs to […]

Commentary: Family separation: A tragic American tradition

Injustice towards children has been replayed many times in American history. Time magazine (July 22, 2019) stated: “It was the very definition of slavery that children belonged not to their parents but to their masters”. All enslaved children were freely acquired property assets to be sold, traded, or raised for free labor. The same article […]

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy […]

Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

OAKLAND, Calif. — A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the policy […]