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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Rape of a 14 Year-old is not About Immigration

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)   I’m struck with the power that reporters and politicos have to frame issues. I’ve read today several accounts of the same story, and I’ll reference the Baltimore Sun because the story in question is from that city: Rape at Rockville High gets drawn into immigration debate Here’s

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Supreme Court refuses to dismiss Menendez corruption charges

*Why you should read this: Because this case had slipped into the background after an almost two-year criminal investigation. Because Menendez, one of two Latino U.S. Senators, had been fighting 14 felony charges related to favors allegedly done...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

She was training with her dad for the LA Marathon. Then he was taken away by ICE.

*Why you should read this: Because . .  . smh. This has got to stop. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (5 minute read). LOS ANGELES—It took 13-year-old Fatima Avelica exactly six hours and 48 minutes to run all...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

All U.S. men have one responsibility in common when they turn 18. They must register with the U.S. Selective Service

SPONSORED CONTENT   By NewsTaco  (2.5 minute read) If you were to take a group of American children you would more than likely see that one-in-four of them are Latino. According to the U.S. Census, 25 percent...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Latino Church in Georgia Vandalized for Third Time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)   It happened in the city of Dalton, in Northwest Georgia. The congregants of the Mundo de Amistad church found late last week that seven of the church’s large window...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)    The story is from The Hill: “Immigrants commit crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens, according to two separate studies released this week.” One...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Bill aims to repatriate deported veterans

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  This is something that deserves strong backing – my thanks to Taquista Antonio Garza for bringing this to my attention and to Taquista Jose Borjon for putting his work behind...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Rep. Cuellar Slams Trump Proposal to Hire Attorneys to Take Land for Border Wall

*Why you should read this: Because we need to keep up and stay informed about Trump’s policies more than his antics. Because landowners along the U.S.-Mexico border have already received condemnation orders (95% of the land along the...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Border apprehensions are down, but White House boasts may be empty chest thumping

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (3.5 minute read)   found two stories this morning that are at odds with each other, or better said, they’re two different sides of the same set of numbers. First: Illegal Border Crossings...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Dreamer Who Spoke Out About Deportation Efforts To Be Released From Detention

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been following this story for a week and it’s emblematic of the difference between what Trump says he going to do and what his administrations does in reality. VL By Dana...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Anti-Immigrant Hate Doesn’t Care If You’re Undocumented Or Not

*Why you should read this: Because incidents like this have been on the rise since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president. Because eaqch and every incident like this needs to be made public. VL By Carolina Moreno,...

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

El Paso Firm Interested in Bidding for the Border Wall Insists It’s Not a Political Choice

*Why you should read this: Because the seeming contradiction of U.S. Latino businesses being open to participating in the construction of the border wall is an illustration of the layered and complex relationships along the southern border....

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Donald Trump Is the Opportunity Mexico Has Been Waiting for

*Why you should read this: Because Sam Quiñones, also a NewsTaco contributor, explains why Trump may end up being a good thing for Mexico’s political maturity. VL By Sam Quiñones, Foreign Policy (10 minute read)   In...

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Bootstrap myth exposed: White inheritance key driver in racial wealth gap

*This is the second piece that I suggest your should read today, it compliments the first piece I posted earlier and it follows on the statement Rep. Jason Chaffetz made yesterday when he declared that people should...

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