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42 niños inmigrantes dan positivo al COVID-19 en centros de detención de Heartland

Un centro de detención infantil ubicado en el vecindario de Rogers Park en el norte de la ciudad, una de las cinco propiedades manejadas por Heartland Alliance.

Cailey Gleeson and Hillary Flores

May 3, 2020

En lo que puede ser el mayor brote de coronavirus en un centro de detención de inmigrantes para menores en los Estados Unidos, al menos 42 niños y dos empleados han dado positivo al coronavirus en las instalaciones de Heartland Alliance en Chicago.  "Después de recibir los resultados del 100%...

42 immigrant children test positive for COVID-19 at Heartland detention centers

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

May 2, 2020

In what may be the largest outbreak of coronavirus in an immigrant detention center for minors in the United States, at least 42 children and two employees have tested positive for coronavirus at Heartland Alliance facilities around Chicago. “After receiving the results on 100% of the children in our sh...

Trump says he’ll ‘suspend immigration,’ offers no details

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington.

Associated Press

April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American...

OPINIÓN: Los detenidos de ICE siguen siendo tratados inhumanamente, incluso durante esta pandemia

Los inmigrantes son detenidos en una jaula de campaña con aire acondicionado en un centro de detención de la Patrulla Fronteriza en Tornillo, Texas.

Sara Luz Torres, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Las detenciones de Inmigración y Aduanas y las prácticas en los centros de detención se han convertido en un tema centralizado durante la propagación del COVID-19. Este virus ha afectado a todos a nivel mundial– algunos más que otros.  Aunque hay personas que tienen el privilegio de trabaj...

Immigrant children being detained across Chicago

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Cailey Gleeson, Fatima Zaidi, Xavier Ortega, Jovana Vajagic, and Olivia Wageman

March 8, 2020

A controversial new Trump administration policy has sharply reduced the number of immigrant children detained in five Chicago shelters run by Heartland Alliance, a non-profit that has been under fire from activists for its role in harboring children detained without parents or legal guardians.   The ...

Miedo de estudiantes indocumentados aumenta por detenciones realizadas por ICE

Un oficial de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) de los EE. UU. observa una operación en Escondido, California, condado de San Diego.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

El miedo de los estudiantes indocumentados ha aumentado después de que una estudiante, Meydi Guzmán Rivas, de Crystal Lake Central High School fuese detenida por el U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement desde octubre de 2019.  Guzmán Rivas–quien llegó a los Estados Unidos huyendo de la viole...

Trump seeks Supreme Court approval to speed deportations

In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 2, 2020, to decide whether Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam can be deported without getting to make his asylum case to a federal judge.

Associated Press

March 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell an American official why he had fled the place he had ...

OPINIÓN: Creciendo como latinoamericano, siempre enfrentaremos la lucha de ser “ni de aqui, ni de allá”

OPINIÓN: Creciendo como latinoamericano, siempre enfrentaremos la lucha de ser

Jovan Gonzalez and Izabella Grimaldo

February 25, 2020

Muchos Latinos en los Estados Unidos no coinciden con la misma narrativa, constantemente enfrentan una lucha con "ni de aqui, ni de alla" que les complica ser ellos mismos con esencia de donde son. Cómo latino crecido en los Estados Unidos, generalmente haces tu propia identidad mientras adoptas cosa...

Trump under fire for sanctuary cities crackdown

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2020

Experts are questioning the motives and potential effects of the Trump administration's recent move to send elite tactical agents to sanctuary cities across the United States.  The tactical agents’ potential arrivals in sanctuary cities comes shortly before the 2020 census measurement. These tact...

OPINION: Immigrants should not fear the census

OPINION: Immigrants should not fear the census

Adriana Talavera, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

Three years ago I left Mexico, my family and friends and I moved to Chicago. The city welcomed me with open arms and midwestern hospitality, and eventually it became my second home.  Sadly, this story is not the same for every immigrant that has arrived to the United States. A lot of us have deal...

OPINIÓN: El sueño americano no se puede alcanzar

La bandera estadounidense ondea fuera del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos antes de que el presidente Donald Trump entregue su discurso sobre el estado de la Unión en una sesión conjunta del Congreso en el Capitolio en Washington.

Jovan Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2020

El sueño americano puede reflejarse distintamente. Puede ser en encontrar un trabajo, tener una casa, o el fin de tener a tu familia segura y junta.  Pero, la administración actual ha creado barreras entre las comunidades de la nación– convirtiendo este sueño en un concepto controvertido, e...

Chicago-area student freed from immigrant detention center

Meydi Guzman, right, a Crystal Lake Central High School senior who was in U.S. Immigration and Customs custody for several months, embraces friends as she is welcomed back at the home of school counselor Sara Huser on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Guzaman's supporters plan to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras.

Associated Press

February 14, 2020

A suburban Chicago high school student was released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center with supporters planning to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras. Meydi Guzman, 18, was granted bond Wednesday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Sara Huser,...

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