Friday, October 28th, 2016

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

*Not everyone agreed with the traffic-stop tactic. Are actions like these productive? VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) At around 8 a.m. EST , 10 immigrant and voting rights activists shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge which connects New York City and New Jersey for 45 minutes, causing major delays during rush

Monday, October 24th, 2016

‘Get a sugar daddy’: Austin ad urges immigrants to use dating site to dodge deportation

*Arrangementfinders says it “connects men and women looking for mutually beneficial arrangements.” The point is to help undocumented women, they say. VL By Liz Farmer,  Dallas Morning News (2 minute read) A dating site recently put up a billboard...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers

*There’s been a substantial year-to-year increase in the number of Central American immigrants detainees at the U.S. border. Many are families with children. VL By Michel Marizco, Fronteras (1 minute read) Newly released data shows the number of...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Federal Government Is Running Out of Funds to Detain Illegal Immigrants

*Wait, what? It’s a political budget thing, and if ICE doesn’t get the money be early November they’ll have to set “newly captured illegal immigrants, including high-priority arrests at the border” free. VL By Delvin Barrett, The Wall...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Joe Arpaio to face federal charges over Arizona immigration patrols

*A todo puerco le llega su San Martín. VL By Associated  Press (1 minute read) Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Changing Face Of US-Bound Migration: Rise In Africans And Asians Moving Through Mexico

*The faces of the undocumented crossing the border with Mexico is changing. There are more immigrants from Asia and Africa traveling to Mexico to make the trek north. VL By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Desk (3 minute read) TONALA,...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Federal Judge Bans ICE Detainers on Immigrants

*This is big news. From the article: “The order, issued last week in Illinois, bars ICE from requesting that local jailers detain potentially deportable prisoners for 48 hours when they would otherwise be free to leave.” VL...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Texas to Revisit Issue of ID’ing Migrants’ Remains Near Border

*This is somber stuff, but it’s important. There are thousands of families that have no idea of what happened to their loved ones who made the trek north in look for work. This may bring them peace...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

There’s one main difference between Chinese and Mexican immigrants who come to the US illegally

*First, an explanation. We don’t use the term illegal on our site, but the headline is native to the Quartz publication, so in this instance we kept it. Second, this story says a lot about what happens...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Mexico’s Border Crackdown Sends Migrants into Dangerous Territory

*A report from the trenches on Mexico’s southern border. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read) In July 2014, Mexico announced its Southern Border Plan — with backing from the United States — which Mexican...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

*No change in the number of undocumented since 2009.  Mexicans are still 52% of the undocumented in the U.S. VL By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Undocumented Central American Immigration Surges Again at U.S. Border

*This is going to play into presidential politics, soon. VL By Eleanor Dearman, Texas Tribune (3 minute read) For the second time in three years, the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending more non-Mexicans than Mexicans along the...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Wichita, Kansas Gets First Latino, Formerly Undocumented Deputy Police Chief

*Great story! Something uplifting for an end of week read. VL By Brian Latimer, NBC News (4 minute read)  Deputy Sheriff José Salcido of the Wichita, Kansas Police Department made history on Wednesday — twice. He was...

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