This article by Vox does a good job of explaining the current policy of ICE raids targeting Central American families.
“Few had even heard about the debate to overhaul immigration laws and possibly open a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the United States. Instead, the prevailing force seems to be deteriorating conditions at home.”
Unfortunately, this article does not mention the role of the US in creating the violence in Central America by training gang members in our prisons and then deporting them, or in supplying the region with our guns.
One step forward for some of the most vulnerable immigrants.
Some good news from New York:
From Sarai Uribe in the Guardian:
Cynicism at Obama’s election-year move aside, what gives me hope for real reform is the energy of the migrant rights campaign.
Read the article here.