This week in immigration news – February 16, 2022

Spanish-language radio ads target DeSantis over immigration measures

The ad buy was made by the American Business Coalition Action, a bipartisan group of business leaders, who have taken issue with a number of Governor DeSantis’s proposed policies and public comments, including a comment that it was “disgusting” to compare the current situation with unaccompanied migrant children to children who left Castro’s Cuba in the 1960s.

Grassroots groups “dismayed by lack of leadership” from Hispanic Caucus on immigration

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Some immigrant advocacy organizations are putting pressure on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to do more to move the needle on advancing rights for immigrants. Some members, like Congressman Raul Grijalva, have pushed back, saying that House members are not responsible for inaction in the Senate or by the White House.

Almost 4 in 10 Latinos worry they or someone close to them could be deported 

A Pew Research study surveyed more than 3,000 Latinos last year between March 15 and 28 and found that almost four in 10—or 39%—of respondents were worried about getting deported themselves or a friend or family member getting deported. Among immigrant Latinos, this number rises to 51%.