Sam Cabral is a graduate student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he writes about immigration and demographics.

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Immigrant Voters Poised for Big Super Tuesday Showing

by Sam Cabral 03-03-2020

A Vote sign directs voters to an early polling station for the March 3 Super Tuesday primary in Santa Ana, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

By the end of Super Tuesday, nearly half of immigrants eligible to vote in the U.S. will have made their voices heard in the Democratic presidential primary.

Conservatives on the Supreme Court Lean Toward DACA Repeal

by Silvia Martelli, by Sam Cabral 11-12-2019

Protesters gather at the Supreme Court demanding DACA protections Nov. 11, 2019. Photo by Candace Sanders / Sojourners

“Because of that program, I was able to buy a home, get a job and pursue a career,” Leezia Dhalla, who came to the U.S. with her family in 1996, at the age of six, said in an interview. Dhalla, who was among thousands of DACA supporters rallying outside the Supreme Court, said her family became undocumented because a lawyer mishandled their paperwork.

Trump Administration Ignored State Dept. Warnings on Revoking Humanitarian Protections

by Sam Cabral 11-07-2019

March for DACA and TPS protest in Battery Park New York City in October 2019. strgaphoto /

Several top diplomats repeatedly warned of the consequences of rescinding legal protections for immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, but the Trump administration ignored them, according to a report out Thursday from the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

White Males Dominate Federal Court Nominations Again Under Trump Administration

by Sam Cabral 10-09-2019

During Obama’s second term, less than 50 percent of active federal judges were white men for the first time in American history, according to the Congressional Research Service. In under two years, President Donald Trump has reversed that trend. He has so far successfully appointed 152 individuals to judgeships in the federal circuit and district courts, of which 60 percent are white males. He has also filled two vacancies on the Supreme Court with conservative white males.