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Friday, May 26th, 2017

Apparently, all you have to do to be deported is be hit by a truck

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)    That’s what happened to Marcos Antonio Huete, 31, an immigrant from Honduras whose bicycle’s back-tire was hit by truck, crashing Huete to the asphalt. A cop came to investigate, as they do in these matters, and began interrogating Huete while the man was still on the ground,

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

*Why you should read this: Because the anxiety is real and not just in California. VL By Claudia Boyd-Barrett, New America Media (6.5 minute read)   Each time 17-year-old Stephanie gets a call or text message on her cell...

Friday, May 12th, 2017

One Republican’s plan to save money: Turn 82,000 non-English-speaking school kids over to ICE

*Why you  should read this: Because the underlying story is about how this type of extreme bigotry has been emboldened in the Trump era. Becasue it’s a cautionary tale that needs to be amplified. Becasue this guy...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Texas Governor launches preemptive sanctuary-city lawsuit. MALDEF says it’s on!

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)    Did you hear the one about the Governor who sued some of his state’s citizens because he thought they were going to sue him first? It has a great...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The real story of Latino immigrants – setting roots

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)   Buried in the fourteenth and fifteenth paragraph of a Pew Hispanic Center FacTank post is the future of Latinos in the U.S. That’s not what the post is about. The...

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The number of undocumented is at a longtime low. And it has nothing to do with Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   I’m going to put this out there before certain tenants in the White House take cold facts and spin-off derivative alternate ones. The number of undocumented persons in the...

Monday, April 24th, 2017

‘We’re hoping for a miracle’: Dallas lawmaker is fasting to protest Texas sanctuary cities bill

*Why you should read this:  Because the battle over sanctuary cities is real and Texas, for the moment, is the front line. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News (1.5 minute read)   State Rep. Victoria...

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Trump immigration farce

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   Jeff Sessions is taking a tour of the U.S-Mexico border. He’s doubling-down on an immigration message that, when you scratch beneath the surface, is a rhetorical farce. His latest strong-man...

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Real news – Immigration hard line could: cause $8 milk, affect your health, change voting registration

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)  I read three stories today that show why we need to keep talking about immigration, even though some of us may be getting fatigued with it. Any time that immigration...

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?

$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall. By T. Christian Miller, ProPublica (3.5 minute read)  During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

‘How crazy is it that undocumented people are paying for their own deportation?’

April 12, 2017 PRI’s The World Displayed with permission from GlobalPost Many immigrants without legal status pay taxes. Lots of taxes. Those filings came in all sorts of income categories. Youth organizer Greisa Martínez first visited a...

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Democrats Joaquin Castro, Beto O’Rourke Join Thousands at Dallas Immigration March

*Why you should read this: Because this is the kind of repeated action that’s needed to keep the human side of the immigration issue in the public’s consciousness. VL By Gus Bova, Texas Observer  Thousands flooded downtown...

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Can we overcome public ignorance about immigration?

*Why you should read this: Because the article asks a pertinent question in these times when facts are subjective. Because it proves the premise that people fear what they don’t know; that immigrants are a net gain...

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The face of Latin American migration is rapidly changing. US policy isn’t keeping up

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s rhetoric has been specifically anti-Mexican, but migration from there is at a standstill. Because Trump’s policies address a perceived problem from a past era. VL April 5, 2017 Displayed with...

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