Toddler, teen migrants die in U.S. custody

By Roberta Pardo A Guatemalan toddler died in a hospital on May 14 after weeks in the hospital, according to the Guatemalan Consulate in Del Rio, Texas. The toddler and his mother crossed the border, and were apprehended in early April, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The 2-year-old boy “had a high […]

Missouri passes eight-week abortion ban

By Roberta Pardo Missouri’s General Assembly recently passed a bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, with an exception for medical emergencies, but not rape or incest. The bill passed 110-44 May 17 in the Republican-led House of Representatives and 24-10 May 16 in the state Senate, which also is Republican-led. Republican Gov. Mike […]

Trump’s new immigration proposal

By Roberta Pardo President Trump unveiled a proposal to reform border security and legal immigration on May 16. The new proposal wants to prioritize high-skilled workers over those with family members who are U.S. citizens. This would allow applicants to increase eligibility based on factors such as age, ability to speak English, job offers and […]