Argentina’s Senate Narrowly Rejects Bill Which Would Legalize Abortion

On Thursday morning, Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill which was set to legalize abortion following days of open debate. The bill was narrowly rejected due to a community movement focused on defending reproductive rights. The group managed to push the bill to the top of the country’s legislative agenda and battled to dismiss activist groups all across the country. The debate surrounding the decision caused people on both sides of the argument to come forward and march outside of Congress. Similarly, the Roman Catholic Church held a “mass for life”…

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Mexican Woman Given Right to Sue U.S. After Border Patrol Shot and Killed Her Son

A Mexican woman has recently been granted the rights to sue the U.S. government, as a group of border patrol agents recently shot and killed her son in a cross-border shooting. The decision has gathered attention as it breaches laws applied to foreigners who do not reside within the U.S. The ruling is a major victory for immigrant rights groups and security analysts. The judge who presided over the case stated in his ruling: We recognize that Border Patrol agents protect the United States from unlawful entries and terrorist threats.…

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Philadelphia Puts End to Information-Sharing Contract with ICE

Philadelphia’s local government has stated that it will end its long-term information-sharing contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency after weeks of protests and backlash regarding ICE’s recent actions at the U.S.-Mexico border. The contract’s termination will exempt the city from providing real-time arrest information with the agency, a procedure that has been followed for over a decade. The measure will be fully removed from Philadelphia’s legislation at the end of August. The measure was called Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) and informed ICE officials when new arrests were…

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Democrats Have Proposed Legislation to Abolish the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency

New legislation has been proposed to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Abolishing ICE has been demanded by activists and protestors for months. Recently, prominent political figures including Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Pocan, and Kirsten Gillibrand have supported putting an end to the corrupt agency. This new bill was created by Democratic Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin. It has been backed by two legislators who were immigrants to the U.S. themselves: Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, and Adriano Espaillat, a Democratic Representative from New York. Pocan stated that the…

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Mother of Separated Immigrant Child Has Sued the U.S. Government

Yolany Padilla, a 24-year-old from Honduras, is currently leading a lawsuit against the U.S. federal government. Padilla intends to represent the plight of separated immigrant families. After being released from detention, Padilla met with attorneys and pressured ICE officials to reunite her with her children, alongside many other families who are in the same situation. Padilla stated that she last saw her son in early May, when they were separated. Her son has reportedly been taken to a youth center and is staying with a foster family. He still hasn’t…

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