DACA Recipient Stuck in Mexico Fights to Get Home to Wife, Child

  • A DACA recipient is stuck in Mexico after traveling to Juárez for an immigration interview in August.
  • Jaime Avalos is trying to get home to his wife and son but was barred from the US for 10 years.
  • Avalos and his wife spoke to Insider about their fight to reunite their family. 

Jaime Avalos had a bad feeling about his impending trip to Mexico. For weeks leading up to the immigration interview in Juárez, he was plagued with premonitions of irrevocable consequences. 

“It was really nerve-racking,” Avalos told Insider, describing the unshakable feeling in his gut. “I feel like if I go to this appointment, I’m not going to come back.” 

Nevertheless, Avalos, accompanied by his American wife, traveled to the US Consulate in Juárez, in

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Child shooting deaths in New York reignite debate over criminal justice reform plan

An 11-year-old was shot and killed on Jan. 16 while buying a gallon of milk in Syracuse, N.Y. Brexialee Torres-Ortiz, the Blodgett Middle School class president, was caught in the crossfire of a suspected gang-related shooting in a disturbing trend that the city’s mayor called “senseless” and “brutal.”

In 2022, nearly 150 shooting victims younger than 18 died in New York City, which is about a 100% increase over a five-year period, New York Police Department data showed. Now, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are sounding the alarm over the lack of criminal justice reform.

Torres-Ortiz’s tragic killing is “not unusual in New York State,” and a “failure on so many levels,” Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., tells Fox Digital. Tenney said she has also been a victim of crime while living in the area. 

“My car was broken into, my neighbor’s house was broken into. My other neighbor

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Texas DPS troopers turn in 4 illegal immigrants following chase involving a child

A man accused of human smuggling and evading troopers in Texas is behind bars, and the four illegal immigrants in the car with him were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol. 

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop a black Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation on U.S. 83 in Mission, Texas on Jan. 27, according to a news release.

The driver, later identified as Jose Maximo Viera of Penitas, evaded the trooper through multiple cities, rural roads and dirt roads. During the pursuit, speeds reached 110 miles per hour. Viera reportedly lost control of the vehicle several times due to its speed and wet road conditions.  

Viera and the passengers bailed out of the car and ran toward the brush, where troopers located them.


Three adults from El Salvador

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how the case of a former child soldier exposed weaknesses in international criminal law

Guilt and innocence are rarely clear-cut, even in the most heinous of crimes. The recent appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shines a light on the complexity of defence in international criminal law.

In December, the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused Ongwen’s appeal, cementing his conviction and 25-year prison sentence for numerous charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Ongwen was convicted of some of the most egregious crimes in international law: rape, sexual slavery, torture, recruitment of child soldiers, and various crimes against people living in camps for those internally displaced.

During his trial, Ongwen admitted that he had carried out the acts, but did not admit guilt. Instead, he relied upon two defences to argue for exoneration: mental disease and duress. Ongwen was abducted at around nine years old and recruited as a child soldier, before rising through the ranks of

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A pregnant mom crossed the Rio Grande decades ago to give her unborn child a better life. Now her daughter is becoming a member of Congress


Delia Ramirez walks toward the microphone determined to make her message heard.

“It is time – it is past time that we deliver on the promise that we have made to our Dreamers,” she says.

On a crisp morning in early December, Ramirez is standing steps away from the US Capitol, with its white dome gleaming against the blue sky behind her. This is a rallying cry we’ve heard here time and again – but Ramirez hopes when she says it, the words will carry even more weight. This isn’t merely a talking point from her campaign platform.

“This,” the Illinois lawmaker says, “is very personal for me.”

It’s personal because if Congress doesn’t act, Ramirez’s husband could be among hundreds of thousands of people facing possible deportation. And it’s personal because Ramirez herself is about to become a member of Congress.

She’s called this news conference,

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