Immigration news today 14 June 2024

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USCIS clarifies guidelines on how to adopt a child under the Hague Adoption Convention

USCIS - June 14, 2024

USCIS has updated its Policy Manual to clarify the adoption process under the Hague Convention. The update explains the eligibility of foreign-born children, the steps required in immigration and adoption, and the requirements for adoption service providers. This guide reaffirms the commitment to Hague Convention standards, protecting the best interests of children.

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Customer Service and Confidentiality Protections for Certain Naturalized U.S. Citizens

USCIS - June 12, 2024

USCIS has issued new guidance determining that confidentiality protections under 8 U.S.C. 1367 terminate upon naturalization. This will allow naturalized citizens to fully access customer service tools and remove barriers to case processing, facilitating family reunification and humanitarian sponsorship.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland delivers a speech on human trafficking.

U.S. Department of Justice - June 14, 2024

For the first time, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are offering $$8 million in rewards for information leading to the arrest, conviction or financial disruption of key leaders of the Gulf Clan's human trafficking operation.

Justice Department finds civil rights violations by the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix

U.S. Department of Justice - June 13, 2024

A Department of Justice investigation has found that the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix violate residents' civil rights, including excessive use of force and discrimination against Black, Hispanic and Native American individuals. Deficiencies in policy, training and supervision have been identified that contribute to these illegal behaviors.

Department of Justice enters into agreement with New York State Unified Court System to resolve Title VI review

U.S. Department of Justice - June 11, 2024

The Department of Justice has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New York State Court System to improve access to the Rockland County Drug Treatment Court for persons with limited English proficiency. This includes providing free interpretation services and translating documents into multiple languages, ensuring equal participation in court proceedings.

Visa Bulletin July 2024

Immigration Today - June 10, 2024

The July 2024 Visa Bulletin is now available. Published monthly by the U.S. Department of State, the bulletin specifies the availability and priority dates for immigrant visas. The tables include dates for consular filing and final issuance of visas. This bulletin is essential for family-based, employment-based and diversity program applicants to monitor the progress and availability of their visa applications.

Summary of Vice President Harris' call with President-elect Sheinbaum of Mexico.

U.S. Department of State - June 13, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated Claudia Sheinbaum on her election as President of Mexico. They discussed deepening the bilateral relationship, addressing causes of migration, strengthening trade ties and combating smuggling. Both pledged to address the climate crisis and empower women and girls.

Visa restrictions on charter company executive who facilitates irregular migration to the U.S.

U.S. Department of State - June 13, 2024

The United States will impose visa restrictions on an executive of a charter flight company that facilitates irregular migration through Nicaragua. This action seeks to hold accountable those who profit from vulnerable migrants and is part of a broader campaign to eliminate exploitative practices in collaboration with other governments and the private sector.

Rewards totaling up to USD 8 million in exchange for information leading to arrests and/or convictions or financial obstructions against Clan del Golfo leaders involved in human smuggling

U.S. Department of State - June 11, 2024

The State Department is offering rewards of up to $$8 million for information leading to the arrest, conviction, or financial disruption of Clan del Golfo leaders involved in human smuggling in the Darien region. This initiative seeks to support law enforcement efforts in Colombia, Panama and the United States.

Emami Litigation - Notice to Class Members

U.S. Department of State - June 13, 2024

The Northern District Court of California has certified a class in the consolidated cases Emami and Pars Equality Center v. Mayorkas and Blinken, allowing certain visa applicants, denied under Presidential Proclamation 9645, to receive a fee credit for a new visa application and a priority appointment. The relief will be available beginning August 12, 2024.

Federal judge orders construction contractor to pay $288K to 43 workers from Mexico and $63K in fines for H-2A violations

U.S. Department of Labor - June 12, 2024

A federal judge ordered R&R Christo Construction to pay $288,719 in wages to 43 Mexican workers and $63,813 in fines for violations of the H-2A program. The company misrepresented the terms of employment, employed agricultural workers in construction, and provided substandard housing conditions.

An investigation and litigation by the Department of Labor, $120 thousand in damages and back wages recovered for 29 Long Island sprinkler installation and landscaping workers

U.S. Department of Labor - June 10, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $120,000 in back wages and damages for 29 Brookhaven Irrigation Corp. workers who did not receive overtime pay and suffered from misrepresented wage records. The investigation revealed that between July 2019 and July 2022, Brookhaven failed to pay its employees overtime rates or properly record their wages and hours worked. The company also paid $10,000 in civil penalties. This legal action underscores the importance of complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act to protect workers' rights.

TSA Expands Acceptance of Digital IDs in New York State

U.S. Transportation Security Administration - June 11, 2024

The TSA now accepts New York-issued mobile driver's licenses at airport security checkpoints, facilitating identity verification for travelers. The New York Mobile ID app allows residents to use their digital ID in place of a physical one, improving the security of personal data and efficiency at checkpoints. This initiative is part of a broader TSA effort to integrate new technologies and improve the identity verification process.

ICE conducts deportation flights for family units and single adults on June 14

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 14, 2024

ICE conducted deportation flights for family units and single adults on June 14, as part of its ongoing efforts to manage irregular immigration and ensure compliance with U.S. immigration laws. These flights are part of a broader strategy to enforce immigration laws and maintain border security.

ERO Boston captures illegally present fugitive convicted of armed carjacking in Brazil

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 14, 2024

ERO Boston arrested a Brazilian fugitive convicted of armed carjacking in Brazil. Captured in Quincy, the individual illegally entered the U.S. in 2021 and was convicted in Brazil in 2022. He will remain in ERO custody until the completion of his deportation proceedings.

ERO Boston captures fugitive wanted for rape of minor in Jamaica

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 14, 2024

ERO Boston arrested a Jamaican fugitive wanted for rape and sex with a minor in Jamaica. Captured in Stamford, the individual entered the U.S. in 2020 and his visa was revoked in 2020. He will remain in ERO custody until the completion of his deportation proceedings.

ERO Newark deports Albanian national wanted in Albania for child prostitution

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 14, 2024

ERO Newark deported an Albanian national wanted in his home country for exploitation of prostitution of a minor. He entered the U.S. legally in 2009, but violated the terms of his admission. He was arrested in May 2023 and deported to Albania in June 2024 to face a seven-year sentence.

ERO Houston apprehends 5 unlawfully present fugitives wanted for murder in a 2-week period

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 12, 2024

ERO Houston and ERO Waco arrested five illegal aliens wanted for murder in the U.S. or abroad in a two-week period. These included a Honduran national wanted in Mexico, a Mexican national wanted in Veracruz, a Honduran national wanted in North Carolina, a previously deported Mexican national wanted in Durango, and a Mexican national wanted in San Luis Potosi. These arrests highlight ERO's ability to translate intelligence into swift action to improve public safety.

ERO Boston arrests fugitive convicted of robbery resulting in death in Brazil

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 12, 2024

ERO Boston arrested a Brazilian fugitive convicted of robbery resulting in death in Brazil. The individual entered the U.S. in 2018, but violated the terms of his admission. Captured in Stamford, he will remain in ERO custody until the completion of his deportation proceedings.

ERO Boston captures fugitive wanted for rape of minor in Jamaica

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 14, 2024

ERO Boston arrested a Jamaican fugitive wanted for rape and sex with a minor in Jamaica. Captured in Stamford, the individual entered the U.S. in 2020 and his visa was revoked in 2020. He will remain in ERO custody until the completion of his deportation proceedings.

ICE announces ongoing work to optimize enforcement resources

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 10, 2024

ICE has implemented new measures to increase enforcement resource capacity, including repatriation flights and detention capacity. These actions support the June 4, 2024 Presidential Proclamation, streamlining the removal process for individuals with no lawful basis to remain in the U.S. The South Texas Family Residency Center will be closed, redistributing funds to increase bed capacity by 1,600.

ERO Boston arrests Guatemalan national accused of rape of a minor in Massachusetts

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - June 10, 2024

ERO Boston arrested Yader Alexander Morales-Quevedo, a Guatemalan citizen unlawfully present, on charges of raping a minor in Bristol County. Morales-Quevedo was arrested in New Bedford and faces serious charges. He will remain in ERO custody pending the resolution of his deportation proceedings.

Supreme Court rules against immigrants who received deportation orders and did not show up to court

Univision - June 14, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against three immigrants who failed to appear for their deportation hearings, despite receiving a second proper notice. In a 6-3 decision, the court determined. that defective Notices to Appear (NTAs) do not invalidate the deportation if a second NTA corrects the errors.

Biden prepares executive order to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation

Univision News - June 13, 2024

President Joe Biden plans to issue an executive order that will grant benefits to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants. The measure will include relief from deportation, work permits and a path to residency for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens, dreamers and TPS beneficiaries. This action responds to congressional inaction on immigration reform.

We answer your questions: Immigration mistakes that can trigger deportation proceedings

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Common mistakes in immigration proceedings, such as providing incorrect or incomplete information on forms, failing to update addresses, or failing to attend scheduled hearings, can trigger deportation proceedings. It is crucial to follow all instructions and maintain communication with immigration authorities to avoid these problems.

Joe Biden administration faces first lawsuit over new anti-asylum measure at border

Univision News - June 12, 2024

The Biden administration faces a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and other groups in response to an executive order limiting asylum claims at the Mexican border. The plaintiffs argue that the measure is similar to Trump's asylum ban, previously blocked by the courts, and violates federal immigration law by restricting access to asylum for most migrants.

We answer your questions: Immigration mistakes that can start deportation proceedings

Univision News - June 13, 2024

In "Let's talk about Immigration", common mistakes in immigration procedures are explained, such as not signing forms or lying in answers, which can result in deportation proceedings. Experts highlight the importance of avoiding administrative and legal errors, as they can lead to serious consequences such as inadmissibility or deportation, even for legal residents or naturalized citizens.

"We're in the same place," says dreamer on DACA anniversary

Univision News - June 14, 2024

On the 12th anniversary of DACA, dreamers face uncertainty in the absence of progress on immigration reform. Despite the temporary benefits of DACA, many beneficiaries express frustration over the absence of a path to citizenship and the continued threat of deportation. The Biden administration is seeking executive solutions in the face of congressional inaction.

Puerto Rican community in New York: this enduring social club offers a haven

Telemundo News - June 13, 2024

The Caribbean Social Club, led by Toñita, has survived 50 years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, despite gentrification. The club provides a "home away from home" for Latinos, offering traditional food and a community space. Toñita has turned down million dollar offers to sell, pledging to maintain this cultural haven for the community.

Biden to Celebrate DACA Anniversary as Administration Prepares New Benefits for Immigrants

Los Angeles Times - June 14, 2024

President Biden will celebrate the 12th anniversary of DACA at the White House as he prepares new measures to protect undocumented immigrants, including spouses of U.S. citizens. These actions could include work permits and pathways to permanent residency. The administration seeks to balance border security with humanitarian protections.

Mexico's tactic to reduce migration to the U.S.: wear migrants down

Los Angeles Times - June 11, 2024

Mexico, under pressure from the U.S., has adopted a tactic of attrition to curb migration. Migrants are repeatedly detained and sent back to the south of the country, leaving them in precarious conditions. These measures have reduced migration at the U.S. border but have increased the vulnerability of migrants in Mexico.

Some evade Biden's asylum ban for few deportation flights

Los Angeles Times - June 10, 2024

A shortage of deportation flights has allowed some migrants to evade Biden's asylum ban. Despite the executive order to suspend asylum claims, logistical and diplomatic constraints make large-scale deportation difficult. This primarily affects people from South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, who are often released within the U.S. due to lack of resources for immediate deportation.

Immigrant woman searches for missing husband, a common occurrence as men struggle to find work

Chicago Tribune - June 11, 2024

In Chicago, an immigrant woman desperately searches for her missing husband, a common phenomenon among immigrant men facing difficulties finding work. The disappearances reflect the economic and social challenges faced by immigrant families, exacerbated by the lack of support networks and the constant threat of deportation.

Q&A on Biden's Border Order - June 7, 2024

President Biden's border order seeks to reduce asylum applications by restricting the entry of migrants when daily apprehensions exceed 2,500. The measure, which faces legal challenges, applies primarily to those crossing illegally, while legal avenues, such as the CBP One application, remain available. The order reflects the pressure on the immigration system and the goal of handling migration more efficiently.

Border Patrol's 100th anniversary offers an opportunity to revisit its troubled origins

Immigration Impact - June 7, 2024

The U.S. Border Patrol turns 100 years old, a history marked by abuses and lack of accountability. Founded in 1924 to control Mexican immigration, the agency has been criticized for racist practices and human rights violations. The centennial is an opportunity to advocate for reform that respects the dignity and rights of border communities.

Are there more undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. now? Here are the numbers

Immigration Impact - June 7, 2024

A DHS report reveals that in 2022 there were approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., an increase of 4.6% from 2020 but still 5.2% less than in 2010. Most have lived in the country for more than a decade. While undocumented immigrants from Mexico have declined, numbers from Guatemala and Honduras have increased. This demographic shift highlights the need for policies that address the realities of an aging undocumented population.

South American immigrants in the United States

Migration Policy Institute - June 5, 2024

South American immigration to the U.S. has grown rapidly since 2000, driven by political and economic crises. In 2022, nearly 4 million South Americans accounted for 9% of the immigrant population. Most obtain legal residency through family ties and have high labor force participation rates. Humanitarian parole programs have provided legal pathways for many, especially Venezuelans.

U.S. freedoms encourage immigrant comedians

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

Freedom of expression in the United States has attracted numerous immigrant comedians to Southern California. These artists find in the country a space to express their opinions and make audiences laugh without fear of censorship. Alex Segura of Voice of America tells us how these freedoms influence the comedy scene and the impact they have on the lives of immigrant comedians.

Florida school provides education to children who speak Mayan language

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

A school in Florida has begun educating Mayan-speaking migrant children, facing the challenges of integrating these students into the U.S. school system. Many of these children come from backgrounds of violence and neglect, which further complicates their adjustment. The initiative seeks to provide them with a safe and supportive environment for their educational and personal development.

Updated online passport renewal system is launched

Telemundo News - June 14, 2024

An updated online passport renewal system has been implemented in the United States. This new process allows applicants to submit their applications online, eliminating the need to send documentation by mail. Requirements include residing in the U.S., being 25 years of age or older, and having a physical passport in good standing. This development promises to streamline and simplify the renewal process for citizens.

This is how this LGBTQ migrant managed to obtain asylum in the US.

Telemundo News - June 14, 2024

Jason, an LGBTQ migrant, found the freedom to express his identity when he arrived in San Francisco. Thanks to the help of The LGBT Asylum Project, an organization that offers free legal advice, he was able to obtain asylum in the United States. This story highlights the importance of community and legal support for LGBTQ migrants seeking refuge in the U.S., facing challenges and persecution in their home countries.

Lawsuit filed against Biden's latest immigration measures

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

The American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant rights groups have filed a lawsuit against new restrictions on applying for asylum at the southern border of the United States. These measures, implemented by the Biden administration, seek to limit the number of asylum applications, which has generated criticism and legal action by human rights organizations.

Immigration flow does not stop in the U.S. despite measures announced by Biden

CNN in English - June 14, 2024

Despite the new asylum restrictions announced by the White House, the flow of migrants to the United States continues unabated. Factors such as political violence and lack of opportunities in the countries of origin drive people to attempt to cross the border. Biden's measures seek to manage migration more efficiently, but have failed to curb the number of migrants.

U.S. does not plan to increase asylum appointments through CBP One

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

The new immigration executive order signed by President Joe Biden is already affecting thousands of migrants seeking to enter the United States. During a tour of the migrant processing center in El Paso, Texas, it was confirmed that there are no plans to increase asylum appointments through the CBP One application. The measure is intended to more effectively manage the flow of migrants, although many migrants continue to face long wait times and complex procedures.

Underage migrants continue to arrive at the southern border of the U.S.

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

Underage migrants continue to arrive unaccompanied by adults at the southern border of the United States, according to Border Patrol data. This situation is of concern to activists advocating for the protection and well-being of these children and adolescents. The lack of adult companions increases the vulnerability of these young people to various dangers during their crossing.

New border asylum measures put migrants at risk

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

New measures implemented by President Biden to restrict asylum at the southern border of the United States have generated criticism and concerns about the safety of migrants. These restrictions seek to limit asylum applications and reduce irregular crossings, but expose migrants to greater risks, including the dangers of organized crime. Experts and migrant rights advocates fear for the safety and security of migrants.

U.S. to increase repatriation flights and beds in detention centers

Voice of America - June 14, 2024

The Biden administration has announced an increase in repatriation flights and bed capacity at immigration detention centers. These measures are part of a broader strategy to manage irregular migration and control the flow at the southern border. Activists have expressed concern that these actions will be used for political purposes in an election year, which could further affect migrant communities.

The stories of dead migrants at the border awaiting identification | Telemundo News

Telemundo News - June 14, 2024

A Noticias Telemundo investigation reveals the tragic stories of families seeking to recover the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the border. These families have spent years trying to identify their loved ones, facing bureaucracy and lack of resources. The report highlights the ongoing struggle for justice and closure for these affected families.

Border Patrol in San Diego asked to release nearly all migrants from the eastern hemisphere

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Border Patrol agents in San Diego have been instructed to allow entry to migrants from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere. Families from nearby countries such as Mexico, Colombia and Honduras, however, may be deported under the expedited deportation program. This measure seeks to more effectively manage resources at the border and focus on migrants from more remote regions.

Migrant stabbed and shot on his way to the U.S.: family found him dying in hospital

First Impact - June 14, 2024

A young migrant was brutally attacked on his way to the United States, stabbed and shot by men who thought he was dead. His mother searched desperately for him for four days until she found him dying in a hospital. After being discharged, he fled with his siblings and walked several miles to turn himself in to immigration authorities in Arizona, highlighting the extreme dangers faced by migrants on their journey.

The plight of migrants deported under Biden executive order restricting asylum

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Migrants deported to Mexico following Biden's executive order restricting asylum describe the desperation and frustration of not being able to file their cases. Border agents simply take their fingerprints and documents before informing them of their deportation. This policy has generated criticism for its treatment of asylum seekers and the lack of opportunity to defend their motives.

Evictions from Chicago migrant shelters begin: families left with no place to sleep

Univision News - June 14, 2024

After the 60-day deadline passed, several migrants with families in Chicago shelters began to be evicted. Difficulty in finding rental housing and lack of work permits further complicate the situation. Affected families face great challenges in finding a place to live, highlighting the need for immediate and effective solutions.

Number of migrants sleeping on the floor of Boston airport increases: no shelter found

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Logan International Airport in Boston is facing a growing migration crisis with more people sleeping on the ground due to the lack of shelters. Vanesa, a Colombian migrant, has spent almost three weeks in the air terminal, and the situation is getting worse every day with more migrants arriving in search of a roof over their heads. Local authorities are looking for solutions to address this humanitarian emergency.

8 Tajikistan nationals arrested in U.S. on suspicion of terrorism

CNN in English - June 14, 2024

Eight citizens of Tajikistan were arrested in the United States on suspicion of having links to the ISIS terrorist group. Federal authorities confirmed that these individuals entered the country illegally. This case highlights continuing national security concerns and law enforcement efforts to prevent terrorist activities on U.S. soil.


The story of the first Hispanic student elected as councilwoman in Berkeley, Calif.

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Cecilia Lunaparra, a 22-year-old college student and daughter of Mexican parents, was elected as a councilwoman in Berkeley, California, becoming the first Latina to hold this position in the city. At her inauguration, she expressed her pride in her Hispanic roots and her commitment to the community. Lunaparra emphasized the importance of youth and Latino representation and voice in local government, seeking to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

This 'Chicana girl' received acceptance from all 13 colleges she applied to, including Harvard.

Univision News - June 14, 2024

Lucia Chavarin Lopez, a young Chicana from San Diego, has been accepted to all 13 colleges she applied to, including Harvard. Despite facing significant family challenges, Lucia focused on her studies and community activities, demonstrating resilience and dedication. Her achievement highlights the importance of family and community support in academic success.

This Latina with her talent and delicious tacos has won the 'Oscar of the kitchen'.

Telemundo News - June 14, 2024

Ana Liz Pulido, a young and talented Latina chef, has won the most prestigious culinary award in the United States, known as the 'Oscar of the kitchen', thanks to her delicious tacos. This recognition highlights her skill and dedication in the culinary world, making her name resonate in the culinary industry. Pulido is an example of how talent and perseverance can lead to success in any field.

Testimony of Jose Uribe, prosecution witness in the Bob Menendez trial, concludes

Univision News - June 14, 2024

José Uribe, a Dominican-born businessman and key witness for the prosecution, concluded his testimony in the trial against Bob Menéndez. During four days, Uribe provided information that could seriously compromise Menendez. The defense described him as a man who frequently drank liquor and took medication for anxiety in an attempt to discredit his testimony. The trial continues while awaiting a verdict.



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