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José Feliciano: Ejemplo de patriotismo

José Feliciano: Ejemplo de patriotismo

El Día de la Bandera en el Museo Nacional de Historia Americana del Smithsonian, Feliciano una vez más cantó el himno nacional a su manera en la galería del Star-Spangled Banner del museo cuando 20 inmigrantes de 17 naciones juraron que los transformaría en ciudadanos estadounidenses. “Ahora se están embarcando en una gran aventura”, dijo […]

Emerging Markets

By Isaac Cohen* On the verge of another interest rate hike in the United States, by the Federal Reserve, several major emerging market economies are experiencing financial instability, as a consequence of a stronger dollar and capital flight. A stronger dollar makes more vulnerable those governments and companies which borrowed in dollars, because more local […]

Southern Baptist Convention Reaffirms Support for Immigrants

Southern Baptist Convention Reaffirms Support for Immigrants

DALLAS — The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution affirming its support for immigrants and call for immigration reform during its annual meeting Tuesday. The resolution highlights the importance of maintaining family unity, the need for a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants with appropriate restitutionary measures, and the importance of secure […]

Senator Sanders Statement on Trump-Kim Summit

WASHINGTON, June 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday following President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s meeting in Singapore: “While very light on substance, the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore represents a positive step in de-escalating tensions between our countries, addressing the threat of North Korea’s […]

Justice Department Continues to Target the Vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that he is narrowing the definition of asylum to exclude people fleeing domestic as well as gang-related violence, potentially sending thousands of survivors back to countries where they may face abuse, extortion and even death. The following is a quote from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of […]

American Immigration Council’s Statement

The statement is related to the Attorney General’s cecision restricting access to asylum for victims of domestic and gang violence. Washington, D.C.— Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that he is taking away a vital lifeline to victims of severe domestic and gang violence. Sessions issued a decision unilaterally overruling important precedent recognizing that such […]

The Attorney General’s Opinion in the Matter of A-B

The Attorney General’s Opinion in the Matter of A-B

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today signed his order and opinion in the Matter of A-B. Attribute the following statement to a Justice Department spokesman: “Our nation’s immigration laws provide for asylum to be granted to individuals who have been persecuted, or who have a well-founded fear of persecution, on account of their membership in a […]

US Extradites Former President of Panama to Face Illegal Wiretapping and Embezzlement Charges

US Extradites Former President of Panama to Face Illegal Wiretapping and Embezzlement Charges

WASHINGTON – The United States today extradited Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, who served as President of Panama from 2009 to 2014, to stand trial in that country on four charges related to an illegal wiretapping scheme allegedly conducted while he was in office. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the U.S. Department of […]

Rebuttals

By Isaac Cohen* Reactions against the latest trade policy measures adopted by the White House started in several fronts. Over the weekend, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was in Beijing, leading a mission to increase China’s imports of US products, such as soybeans, beef, poultry, natural gas and crude oil. Unfortunately, just before the mission’s departure, […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware and ICE Return Christopher Columbus Letter to Spain

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware and ICE Return Christopher Columbus Letter to Spain

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss for the District of Delaware and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned a more than 500-year-old copy of Christopher Columbus’ letter describing his discoveries in the Americas to Spain during an evening repatriation ceremony at the Residence of the Spanish Ambassador to the United States. The […]

48ª Asamblea General de la OEA

48ª Asamblea General de la OEA

Con la aprobación de todos los documentos sometidos a la votación de los Estados Miembros concluyó hoy la 48ª Asamblea General de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), que se celebró los días 4 y 5 de junio en Washington DC. En la última sesión plenaria de la reunión se aprobó una Declaración de […]