Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Judge: No “Emergency” to License Detention Centers

*A 1997 lawsuit settlement requires that undocumented children be held in places that protect their overall well-being. The state of Texas asked for emergency licenses for two private centers that house immigrant families, but the emergency would not allow for a detailed list of how the centers would provide for the children’s well-being. So a

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Checkpoints Isolate Many Immigrants in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

*My pick for lunch read of the day. It’s a clear portrait of what many people along the U.S.-Mexico border call la jaula de oro, the golden cage. New YorK Times writer Manny Fernandez tells the story of Mexicans...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Five Syrian asylum seekers surrender at Texas border crossing

*This is to set the record straight, because among the things that most hurt us is our own easy belief in lies, misinformation and conjecture that thrives on social media. So no, Syrians were not apprehend at...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Boisterous Immigration Protest At Texas Governor’s Mansion

*This happened Saturday, in Austin, Texas, in front of the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Some of the protesters walked for three days from the detention center in Williamson County. VL By Jay Root, The Texas...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wanted: Speakers Of Mayan Languages, Many Of Them

*Mexican immigration to the U.S is at a net negative – there are more Mexicans leaving the country than those coming here. So that changes the way we view and work with immigrants and immigration. Language is...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

*G’head Donald, build your terrific wall, it’ll keep the Mexicans in. VL By Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Hispanic Center More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the...

Monday, November 16th, 2015

More Central Americans fleeing violence to enter U.S., suggesting another major surge

*The number of Central American families who crossed the border this September was twice what it was one year ago. The surge is expected to reach a high point in Spring. The obvious questions are: What are...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

No Work-Around Before Birth Certificate Case Goes to Trial

*For now, the parents of U.S. citizen children can do nothing but wait for the courts to decide if the matricula consular is, in effect, a secure form of ID. VL By Andrea Grimes, The Texas Observer...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Operation Wetback, the 1950s immigration policy Donald Trump loves, explained

*An excellent primer on “Operation Wetback.” Writer Dara Lind explains who was deported, how, how many and why. Contrary to what Trump says, it wasn’t “humane,” and it wasn’t successful. Forty-nine percent of GOP voters polled say this...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Obama to Appeal Immigration Ruling to Supreme Court

*The way the calendar spreads-out, the DOJ needs to file the case with the Supreme Court by November 20th in order for the case to be heard next summer. It would be the final deadline for the...

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Appeals Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan

*There are many, many stories this morning about the 5th Circuit’s ruling against the president’s executive actions on immigration. They all reiterate the same information, this is one of the more complete reports. The Obama administration says...

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

A decade into a project to digitize U.S. immigration forms, just 1 is online

*One billion dollars, ten years, one form digitized. In May of 2014 The Financial Times reported: “There are an estimated 4.4 million people on waiting lists to qualify for family-based or employment visas to enter the U.S.,...

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to technology

*The headline hides what I think is the real story. Four years ago the Arizona legislature began raising private funds to build a $50 million fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. To date they’ve only raised $265,000. So...

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Hutto Hunger Strike Reportedly Growing Despite ICE Denials

*This story is way off the mainstream media radar. The families of the women detained in the Hutto detention center say the hunger strike has been ongoing for two weeks, but ICE officials deny the reports. The...

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