Tiziana Rinaldi is an award-winning journalist and a television producer. Her credits include covering the Bronx for Courier Life Publications/News Corp. and staff positions at ABC News, Lightworks Producing Group, RAI-Radio Televisione Italiana and the U.S. Bureau of the national Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. She's a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
It took 16 years for Herberth Cortez Gaitan to have his asylum case heard, 9 more for him to be deported — and 2 years for him to return to the US after a federal court found that immigration judges had made a mistake.
In Trump's America
The New Sanctuary Coalition has been training people to accompany immigrants to check-ins and court dates for 11 years. Since Trump took office, they’re volunteer base is growing.
A small immigration program for Liberians in the US will expire at the end of March. Minnesota economists and health care companies say their losing immigration status will have an outsized effect.
Prominent immigrant advocate Ravi Ragbir was detained in New York City, but agents sent him to Florida after saying that they would deport him. A judge told the government to bring him back while his case is being heard.
Ravi Ragbir, director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, was taken into custody during a check-in with the federal government.