Separated kids stranded in U.S., SCOTUS to review Remain in Mexico, Children learning & working in the fields

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The number of college students coming from immigrant families has increased 20% in the past two decades to more than 5 million, reports The New York Times. Photos of graduates at California State University, Northridge by Daniela Gerson.

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One was a Guatemalan presidential candidate accused of drug trafficking, another an Ecuadorian politician implicated in a broad corruption scandal. They are two among myriad Latin American elites who used their wealth and connections to resettle in Miami, report Monique O. Madan and Romina Ruiz-Goiriena in a four-part Miami Herald investigation into loopholes in the immigration system. …


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Yovin Estrada Villanueva was murdered in August 2019 after he lost his asylum case in the United States and was deported back to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His sister holds up a photo of him in his casket. Kate Morrissey reports for the San Diego Union-Tribune that victims of Central American gang violence are increasingly denied asylum in the U.S. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Gerson Alvarenga-Flores, who had been targeted by MS-13 for witnessing a murder, was deported to El Salvador in 2018 after Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett ruled that minor discrepancies in his case disqualified him for asylum even though she had the power to grant him protection. …


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In an unprecedented political move, ICE launched billboards in Pennsylvania warning of the “real dangers” of sanctuary policies, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Former DHS officials called the move to target immigrants on billboards “wildly inappropriate” reports CBS. Photo via ICE (Migratory Notes covered eyes).

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Mayela Villegas, a 27-year-old trans woman from El Salvador, “looked like a success story. Defying the odds, she had been allowed into the United States to pursue her asylum claim,” writes Molly Hennessy-Fiske in the L.A. Times. But, despite being with family in Texas, she would eventually walk in front of a truck, her hands up. …

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Elizabeth Aguilera

Health/Social Services reporter @CALmatters, co-founder of #MigratoryNotes. I carry a mic & a pen. Prev: @KPCC @SDUT, @DenverPost. elizabeth@calmatters.org

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