Jurors found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder on Thursday in the killing of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. Zarate had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when Steinle was fatally shot in the back in 2015. Garcia Zarate didn't deny shooting Steinle and said it was an accident. Before the shooting, the San Francisco sheriff's department had released him from jail despite a federal immigration request to detain him for deportation. Its "sanctuary city" law limits cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. President Donald Trump cited the case during his campaign in a bid to show the country needed tougher immigration policies.
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools says "Over my dead body shall anybody remove any child from the sanctity of our classrooms, from the sanctuaries that schools represent in our community," during a news conference with U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson and faith-based and community leaders who support extending Temporary Protected Status on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
After living in the U.S for the last 19-years, Maria Elena Hernandez, from Nicaragua, may be forced to move back to a country that no longer feels like home. Hernandez is one of thousands of Nicaraguans who have been living and working in the U.S. and protected, since 1999, under temporary protection status (TPS). The Trump administration recently ended that protection for Nicaraguans.
Ronyde Christina Ponthieux, a 10-year-old Miami Shores Elementary student and young leader in the Haitian Women of Miami, advocated for an 18-month extension for temporary protected status for Haitians.
Ira Kurzban, a respected immigration attorney who was honored at the event for his decades-long fight on behalf of Haitian refugees, said there are ongoing talks with the American Civil Liberties Union about the possibility of going to court if TPS is terminated.
Leaders at the Hispanicize conference in Miami wonder why Latinos aren’t presenting a united front and can’t find a unifying leader in the face of anti-Latino rhetoric. The vote, says Jackson, can be a powerful tool.
Miami-Dade commissioners on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, backed Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s controversial decision to detain jailed inmates sought for deportation by the federal government, citing funding threats by President Donald Trump and ignoring hours of emotional testimony from residents who implored the board to stand up to the mayor.