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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Is Trump positioning for mass deportation?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2.5 minute read)    Now we know how far Trump’s immigration orders will go (or better yet, can go) toward a massive deportation effort, because it’s one thing to say you’re going to do something, it’s another to publicize your plans. That’s what Homeland Security (DHS) chief John F. Kelly did

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Is the National Guard going to round-up immigrants or not?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   The short answer to the question of whether or not the National Guard will be deployed to round up immigrants, is not. But there are more questions. Did the...

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Hear Something About An Immigration Raid? Here’s How To Safely Report It

*Why you should read this: Because many NewsTaco readers tell us that they’d like information on what they can do with the information we provide. Because this is a simple suggestion for using social media. VL By...

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Why Should We Worry About Donald Trump?

*Why you should read this: Because the Trump/Putin relationship, or lack of it real or imagined, is a dangerous for what it assumes about both the Russians and the U.S. president. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The White House has found ways to end protection for ‘Dreamers’ while shielding Trump from blowback

*Why you should read this: Because one of the reasons Trump is hesitating to include DREAMers in his deportation plans is because they are a well-organized group with “prominent backing.” Because despite the president’s hesitation his staff...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

To the students who missed school on the Day without Immigrants Protest

*Why you should read this: Because there’s some good advice here. Because young Latinos have a lot of energy to better their world and we should be talking about how standing to be heard is not easy....

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Is Trump sending the National Guard to Round-Up Undocumented?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   y instinct is to believe that, yes, the Trump administration, five days into the presidency, drafted a plan for deporting undocumented people that included using 100,000 National Guard troops....

Friday, February 10th, 2017

This Week’s Anti-ICE Protests May Signal That Immigration Activism Has Entered a New Era

*Why you should read this: Because this kind of analysis  is missing from mainstream media. Because there’s momentum building across the country. VL By Adriana Cataño, Remezcla (4.5 minute read)   fter Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested...

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Recipe: Quesadilla – Why It’s All About Technique

*Because it’s Friday! VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  (2.5 minute read) I was 10 years old when I first tasted a quesadilla, cheese melted inside crisp wheat flour tortillas.  It’s a cliché to say so, but...

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Immigration arrests in L.A. spark fear, outrage, but officials say they are routine

*Why you should read this: Because by all indications immigration round-ups have begun. Because there are reports of detentions in Texas as well. Because ICE says it’s routine. VL By Joel Rubin, Ruben Vives and Richard Winton, Los...

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Trump’s immigration nightmare began yesterday in Phoenix

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   Today is like one of those times when you saw that something was going to happen and there was no way to stop it. A woman named Guadalupe Garcia...

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Today’s NOOOOO!: Flower vendors say Trump will affect Valentine’s Day for Latinos?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 munite read)  This story made me shake my head. It’s about how Trump is now affecting Valentine’s Day. PR Web published it as a sales promotion – I guess. But the gist...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

File this one under “they didn’t account for Latino resourcefulness”

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s FCC Commissioner cut subsidies that make broadband affordable. Because, on the other hand, for U.S. Latinos, broadband is old school. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  The Washington...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

United Airlines Latino CEO: Trump’s Mexico wall is ‘damning and damaging’ to America

*Why you should read this: Because it’s proof a trend. Because U.S. Latinos, from non-profit activists to high-powered CEO’s to Latina students and workers are coming together in their vocal opposition to Trump. VL By Benjamin Zhang, Business...

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