Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Why some Asians have skipped DACA, attitudes toward Central American migrant kids, more

While Asian Americans have become a bigger part of the immigrant rights movement, especially the immigrant youth movement, relatively few Asian immigrant youths have sought deportation relief under the federal deferred action program.
While Asian Americans have become a bigger part of the immigrant rights movement, especially the immigrant youth movement, relatively few Asian immigrant youths have sought deportation relief under the federal deferred action program. Korean Resource Center ????/ Flickr (cc by-nc-nd)

Most Asian immigrants bypassing deportation help - Southern California Public Radio Asian immigrants' participation in deferred action, which allows some young immigrants to obtain temporary legal status, is significantly lower than for Latinos. Advocates say many are reticent to speak up about illegal immigration, making Asians less likely to seek help than others.

Most Americans think immigrant children should stay in US - MSNBC According to a new poll, "just more than half — 51% — of residents said the government should provide shelter and care — even temporarily — to the unaccompanied kids feeling violence and instability in Central America...38% of Americans said the children should receive care until their home countries are deemed safe."

Border crisis becomes campaign fodder in across the country - CBS News On how the Central American migrant crisis is already working its way into political campaigns. From the story: "Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who is running for Senate against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, released an ad last week lamenting the 'chaos and crime' at the southern border. The ad charges that Pryor voted for 'amnesty,' 'citizenship for illegals, and against a border fence."

'The border fence is a joke': Filmmaker crosses from US to Mexico dressed as Osama bin Laden - Daily Mail Conservative activist filmmaker James O'Keefe reportedly donned a bin Laden costume and Halloween mask for a videotaped stunt at the border. From the story: "A flamethrowing American conservative activist raised eyebrows in the U.S. on Monday by releasing a video of himself crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico into Texas, dressed as the late al-Qaeda terror mastermind Osama bin Laden."

The Technology The Government Uses For Immigration Hearings Doesn’t Work Right - BuzzFeed On problems with video-conferenced immigration hearings, which the government has turned to in recent years as it tries to reduce the backlog of cases in the immigration courts. From the story: "...the impersonal nature of the technology can make determining an asylum applicant’s credibility difficult. It also puts lawyers in a difficult position of choosing to be with their clients or in court to better spar with DHS attorneys."

The untold history of unaccompanied minors - Fusion A series of short videos delves into the Central American migrant crisis, looking at how U.S. foreign policy has contributed to the exodus of youths and families from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Interviewed are scholars, activists, a therapists, an artist, and a woman who fled Honduras with her son in June.

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