The Dream Act of 2023 is just the latest alliteration and has been introduced in the last three sessions of Congress, but similar versions have been introduced – and at one point even passed the U.S. House of Representatives only to never see the light of day in the upper chamber. And while some legislators might say the ninth time’s a charm, others aren’t so convinced, in part because even supporters of granting permanent legal status to DREAMers and others seeking a path to U.S. citizenship complain that legislators constantly use DREAMers in particular as a pawn for greater security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Alexandra Lozano, immigration lawyer helps Latinos in LA and beyond
At age 16, Lozano had an experience in Guatemala during a school field trip that drove her to become an immigration lawyer. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of her law firm, Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law PLLC, with offices in five states, including California, Washington and Texas. Recently, Lozano and her team of lawyers at the Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law PLLC offered free Spanish consultations on immigration issues for residents in southeast Los Angeles.
COMMENTARY: Biden Administration must do more on immigration
Biden has not done enough on immigration. The Biden administration promised to get rid of the Trump-era Title 42, a presidential executive order that allows U.S. immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S. borders without a hearing. Immigrant advocates called the program a clear slam at immigrants, and while the current administration says it wants to see it end as it wends its way through the courts, the Biden White House has proposed to deal with an influx of immigrants by allowing a certain number of migrants each month – 30,000 – from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela on “parole” if they pass a background check and if they have financial sponsors here in the states. The White House has not said why migrants from those particular countries would be allowed in and others left out.
EDITORIAL: Texas shooters should be charged with hate crimes
Hate crimes against Latinos are on the rise. The Texas shooting should be prosecuted as a hate crime.
COMMENTARY: End perpetual prison detention of Latino immigrants
Thee VISION Act prevents immigrants from being subjected to perpetual punishment and unequal treatment by prohibiting local and state agencies from conducting immigration arrests and from assisting or facilitating immigration arrests, which includes prohibiting ICE transfers
COMMENTARY: From Bracero to ‘Braincero’
As a “guest” of the American government, my father—Salomón Huerta, Sr.—worked as a farmworker during the early 1960s under the Bracero Program. Officially known as the Mexican Farm Labor Program (1942-1964), this guest worker program recruited 4.6 million Mexican laborers to toil in America’s agricultural fields, along with the railroad and mining sectors.
EDITORIAL: The U.S. and Mexican presidents met at the White House: What you should know
The U.S. and Mexico need to invest in jobs that allow people to make a living wage regardless of what side of the border they live on. But not if those jobs make the border a more militarized zone.