The U.S. government now brings federal criminal charges against undocumented immigrants at an exponentially higher rate than it did 10 years ago, finds a Human Rights Watch report released last week. The result is a much high number of detained immigrants spending time in jail before deportation and for many, exclusion from future legalization under immigration reform legislation. Read more»
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Father Alejandro Solalinde is known across Mexico for sheltering migrants from brutality. Kicking off a caravan of reformers that will travel across the United States and culminate in Washington, DC in late May, he held the blue-and-white Honduran flag Tuesday morning and urged the protection of all immigrants regardless of their origins — Mexico, Central America, South America and otherwise. Read more»