Astrid’s Recent Stories
Nation Mar 18Getting coronavirus updates in Spanish is mixed bag in U.S.
The outreach to Spanish-speaking communities has been mixed. The federal government has done little, but the CDC does have coronavirus information available in Spanish on its website, although it is hard to find.
Nation Mar 13Advocates say transgender woman sexually assaulted at ICE facility
Several groups say the woman from Mexico is suffering from PTSD and should be released on humanitarian grounds while she awaits an appeal to her asylum denial.
Nation Feb 19U.S. judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol
A U.S. judge in Arizona has issued a permanent order requiring the Border Patrol to provide clean mats and thin blankets to migrants within 12 hours of arriving at a detention facility.
Nation Jan 13Trial opens over Border Patrol detention conditions
The lawsuit filed in 2015 applies to eight Border Patrol facilities where attorneys say migrants are for long stretches of time in squalid and freezing cells.
Nation Jan 02U.S. starts sending asylum-seekers back across Arizona border
Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico.
Nation Nov 27Report finds U.S. lacked technology to properly document separated families
The new report noted that Border Patrol officials knew they lacked the tracking technology months before the widespread practice began and did nothing to address the issue.
World Sep 20WATCH: U.S. and El Salvador sign asylum deal
The agreement could lead to migrants from third countries obtaining refuge in El Salvador, even though many Salvadorans are fleeing their nation and seeking asylum in the U.S.
Nation Aug 29Immigrants in U.S. military face new citizenship rule for kids
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released updated guidance that appears to mostly affect non-citizen service members but caused confusion among immigration lawyers and advocates.
Nation Jul 24Border Patrol boss defends her membership in controversial Facebook group
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost said she immediately reported her involvement in a Facebook group, whose members mocked migrants and lawmakers, to an oversight division.
Nation Jun 28WATCH: Border crossings are dropping, top immigration official says
The acting secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month.