Ending TPS for El Salvador is legally defensible, but has troubling consequences
From a strictly legal perspective, a temporary program should not last for seventeen years. The consequences of pushing a quarter million people who have become deeply integrated into US communities back into the shadows by removing their legal status are troubling.
Trump is creating more undocumented immigrants in the US
The decision on Monday to cancel TPS for some 195,000 Salvadorans is particularly cruel. Similar to the Nicaraguans, whose TPS was terminated in November, many of the Salvadoran immigrants came to the U.S. as young children— in some cases nearly two decades ago. The U.S. is the only country many of them have ever known.
The Modern Safari
"For us urban animals, the endless flatlands are a mystery. All you can see are hills followed by seemingly endless plains, until you feel drunk with all the space."
How Trump's NAFTA renegotiations could help Mexican workers
Donald Trump says cheap Mexican labor is hurting American workers. But isn’t it also hurting Mexican workers?
The happiest country in the world
Other countries could learn valuable lessons from Denmark, which was ranked No 1 in 2016 and No 2 this year, according to United Nations "World Happiness Report."
Nicaragua taught me to laugh at Donald Trump
Donald Trump stopped being funny a long time ago. Maybe he never was. But I still laugh at him anyway.
Will Congress protect Dreamers or cave to ugly anti-Immigrant activism?
The Trump administration ended the DACA program in September and 122 people lose their protections every single day that Congress fails to act.
Lies, and the journalists who seek out the truth
“The Post” is a movie that is particularly relevant today. It tells the true story about the heroic efforts of a group of journalists at The Washington Post, who revealed to the American public that four presidents had lied to them about the Vietnam War. The reality on the ground and in Washington was completely different.
Venezuelan regime sweeps mayors races, tightening Maduro’s grip on power
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro used voter frustration and confusion to crush the opposition at the ballot box in December’s mayoral elections. Now Maduro may call for a snap presidential election in the first half of 2018.
Thank you María Elena
María Elena was one of the first people to welcome me when I started working as a local reporter at the Univision station in Los Angeles in 1984. Nothing changed when we started presenting the national news together. But now it's time to say goodbye.
‘El Dedazo' makes a comeback in Mexico
When it came to selecting the PRI candidate to succeed President Enrique Peña Nieto, there wasn’t even the false pretense of a democratic process. The president is likely concerned that his successor might investigate him for possible corruption so he had to resort to Mexico's old political tradition.
Trump’s EPA: pro-pollution, anti-public health
The Trump Administration has turned its back on basic health protections all Americans have fought for generations to obtain, including the Clean Water Rule that helps protect drinking water from harmful pollution.
The wizards of fake news
I’m not surprised by Trump’s lies. He’s just like many other liars I’ve met. Mexican, Cuban and Venezuelan politicians have taught me, first and foremost, that you cannot trust them.
Congress must act now to protect Dreamers
When President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders meet on Tuesday at the White House to discuss unresolved issues before Congress goes home for the holidays, the need for a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers must be a top priority.
Who’s really ‘bullying’ Mexico?
The Peña Nieto administration is on track to become the deadliest in modern Mexican history, deadlier even than that of Felipe Calderón, whose war against drugs left 104,089 people dead.