Victor Carmona

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Study: US cities have worse inequality than Mexico, with rich and poor living side by side

The cities of the Americas are unequal places.<p>US census data and recent American Community Surveys show that in most modern American metropolises, …

New York City

Mexican company to roll out Trump toilet paper that boasts 'softness without borders'

A Mexican businessman offended by President Donald Trump's insults to his countrymen is seizing on a possible oversight in the magnate's branding plans.<p>Corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia is introducing "Trump" brand toilet paper, marketed under the slogans "Softness without borders" and "This is …

Racial Profiling Is Still A Problem On Nextdoor

Thousands of people in more than 100,000 US communities use Nextdoor, the app that allows neighbors to chat about everything from yard sales to bike theft, but which has also struggled with a reputation that it’s become a hub for racial profiling.<p>Last August, Nextdoor proudly announced a solution …

Racism

Syria conflict: Turkey opens 'city' for orphans of the war

<b>Turkey has opened a vast centre dedicated to housing and educating orphans from war-torn Syria.</b><p>The complex, in the south-eastern border town of Reyhanli, will house 990 children in what Turkish media say is a cosy, home environment.<p>They will live in 55 villas and have access to four schools, a …

Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy

People everywhere are down on democracy. Especially young people. In fact, so rampant is democratic indifference and disengagement among millennials that a shocking share of them are open to trying something new—like, say, government by military coup.<p>That’s according to research by Yascha Mounk, a …

Why Most World Maps Are Very Wrong

You know those maps where Greenland is bigger than South America and Russia looks absolutely gigantic? They're wrong. Very wrong.<p>When you think of …

Obama’s Deportation Policy Was Even Worse Than We Thought

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement imprisons more than 10,000 parents of American citizens in California each year, according to a report released …

Immigration

'Fairy godmother' brings migrants to Europe on a flying carpet after helping them get past Baltic border guards in EU-backed cartoon

A short film which shows a 'fairy godmother' bringing refugees to western Europe has been criticised as 'propaganda'.<p>The 90 second animation, called …

Central American Refugees Fleeing Violence Are 'Re-Victimized' En Route To U.S.

For millions of migrants, "fear and horrific violence... is a reality that does not end with their forced flight to Mexico.”<p>“They put a knife on my neck, so I did not resist,” said a refugee woman from Honduras, describing her alleged abduction and rape en route to North America. “I am ashamed to …

Report Paints Harrowing Picture of Central America Migration

Latino<p>Migrants from Central America's violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group said Thursday.<p>Doctors Without Borders, or MSF for its initials in French, …

Curacao coastguard rescues Venezuelans fleeing crisis

WILLEMSTAD/CARACAS (Reuters) - Coastguards from the Caribbean island of Curacao rescued 26 Venezuelans stranded on nearby Little Curacao on Friday, in the latest case of migrants fleeing an economic and social crisis at home.<p>People sit as they wait after being rescued by coastguards in Willemstad, …

Refugees from Central America a humanitarian crisis on Canada's doorstep, says aid agency

Doctors Without Borders says the Liberal government must do something about the humanitarian crisis on its doorstep by making asylum easier for …

How The MS-13 Street Gang Was Started In The US

The street gang Mara Salvatrucha 13, commonly known as MS-13, was born in the United States.<p>Despite what President Donald Trump and Attorney General …

School turns away immigration agent looking for fourth-grader

An immigration agent tried to search for a fourth-grader at Queens school — but was sent packing by staff, according to city officials.<p>“Mayor’s been …

La política de inmigración de Trump provoca respuestas extremas en Texas y California

Texas aprueba la ley más dura contra los indocumentados de Estados Unidos mientras California planea convertirse en 'Estado santuario'<p>El gobernador …

You are Not Welcome Here Anymore: Restoring Support for Refugee Resettlement in the Age of Trump

This paper analyzes the restrictionist logic that informs the Trump administration’s handling of immigration policy, and explores some of the …

Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries …

La América que une los jóvenes migrantes

En países diferentes, tres adolescentes tratan de construir sus identidades entre el duelo y el rechazo<p>No parece que tuvieran mucho en común …

Central American migrants choose Mexico over US, thanks to Donald Trump's policies

Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies have resulted in fewer Central American migrants trying to enter the US. However, plenty are still …

Trump Administration Appointed Former Anti-Immigrant Director Julie Kirchner to White House

Meet Julie Kirchner, former director of an anti-immigrant non-profit.<p>On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's administration appointed Julie Kirchner to become the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. This job requires a person to not only be objective to each special immigration case that …

Christian refugee converts in Germany face violent attacks

Recently, an Afghan woman who converted to Christianity was murdered. More and more refugees in Germany are being targeted for turning away from …

Texas will allow cops to ask anyone about their citizenship status

<b>(AP Photo/LM Otero)</b><p>Texas is trying to eliminate sanctuary cities, and is taking a page from the Arizona playbook<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 4, 2017 2:50pm (UTC)<p>Back in January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, warned Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez that her jurisdiction would lose taxpayer money if …

The US has an ambitious plan to overhaul Central America

The U.S. vision is being shaped by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly, who is due to give a speech about his goals for Central America in Washington on Thursday.<p>Kelly, who knows Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador well from his time as chief of the U.S. Southern Command, …

Not welcome: Japan refuses more than 99 percent of refugee applications

It has been a decade since Liliane last saw her little girl. She fled Africa in fear for her life, leaving behind everything she knew and loved in the hope of a fresh start in Japan.<p>Today, she scrapes a living from dead-end jobs, and what Japanese she knows has been snatched from television shows. …

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Driving Tech Jobs into Mexico’s Arms

Another victory for Trump’s “fine-tuned machine” of an administration.<p>Quick, what’s the last place <b>Donald Trump</b> would want to see jobs go, American or otherwise? If you answered Mexico, that’s probably correct! After making one of the key pillars of his campaign how terrible our neighbors to the …

Mother and son's deportation pits senator against Homeland Security

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Sen. Bob Casey is lashing out at the Trump administration for deporting a Honduran mother and son who he says are at risk of getting killed by gang members.<p>In a series of tweets Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Democrat accused US Immigration and Customs Enforcement of sending the two back …

Immigration