Astrid’s Recent Stories
Nation Aug 14New border wall near rare wetlands refuge considered an ‘oasis’ endangered water supply
The San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1982 to protect the rare wetlands in the middle of the desert that are home to a variety of wildlife, considered an "oasis." The refuge itself is supposed to be protected…
Nation Jun 19Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections
President Trump says he will renew his administration’s effort to end legal protections for young immigrants after Supreme Court blocked the first try.
Nation Jun 16For immigrants, marching with Black Lives Matter has risks
Many immigrants feel solidarity with the Black Lives Movement and want to participate in ongoing national marches. But they face an added risk of ending up in immigration custody if they get arrested, even for protesting peacefully.
Nation Jun 11Watchdog says CBP misspent money meant for migrant care
A new report by a federal watchdog says the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency misspent millions of dollars meant for migrant care during the 2019 surge in border crossings.
Nation Jun 04Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision
Many immigrants are feeling anxious as they wait to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Donald Trump to end the program that shields them from deportation.
Nation May 21$1.3 billion awarded for border wall, largest contract yet
A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract so far to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nation May 13Hikers fight plan for building border wall at the start of scenic Arizona Trail
The government plans on building a two-mile stretch of 30-foot fencing at Border Monument 102, a historical marker where the Arizona Trail begins. It has to waive a law that provides national protection for the trail, which is one of…
Nation Apr 12Millions of taxpaying immigrants won’t get stimulus checks
The relief package that Congress approved to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes.
Health Apr 06Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic
State governments and food security activists across the country are imploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make the food stamp program more flexible and easier to access at a time when so many people are losing their jobs and…
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.