Monday, October 5th, 2015

Judge Presses State on Birth Certificate Denials

*The lawsuit was filed in May, this is the first time oral arguments are heard in the case of State of Texas denying birth certificates to U.S. born children because their parents presented “matriculas” as their ID. VL By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune A federal judge on Friday repeatedly asked an attorney for the

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Migrant Deaths at Sea in This Hemisphere Too

*A story of the perils of immigrant travel that doesn’t reach the headlines. VL By David North, Center for Immigration Studies We were having a quiet dinner at a Washington hotel when the conversation turned to the...

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Donald Trump Defends ‘Operation Wetback’ Plan for Deporting Illegal Immigrants

*The idea that Trump would “defend” operation wetback is outrageous. The fact that he would think it’s OK to defend it explains why 67% of Latinos have a “very negative” view of him. VL By Ma. Elena,...

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Could the Next House Speaker Do More on Immigration Reform?

*Some inside baseball about John Boehner’s resignation and what that may mean for immigration reform. VL By Arit John, Bloomberg Politics With Speaker John Boehner’s imminent retirement, the conventional wisdom is that his second-in-command will take his place....

Monday, September 28th, 2015

México emigrado y México esclavo

*Don’t miss this read. From the article: “We are the 43, just like we are the Syrian refugees in Europe.  We do not need to redeem Mexico with our return.  But, it is our responsibility to push...

Monday, September 28th, 2015

How a 1965 immigration reform created illegal immigration

*Fifty years ago there was no such thing as an “illegal alien.” As much as we dislike the term, it’s an invented idea that came about as a consequence of a law that sought to be more...

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Border Patrol agent is indicted in 2012 fatal shooting

*This is only the third time in 20 years that a Border Patrol agent faces murder charges. VL By Astrid Galvan, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the death...

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Arpaio Contempt Hearing Over Latino Profiling Resumes

*The problems for sheriff Joe haven’t gone away, and that could be because the things he’s accused of have not been settled. He faces racial profiling charges, and of contempt in the proceedings of that accusation. The...

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Washington Perspective: Trump’s immigrant roundup – where is the outrage?

*Bill Valdez calls the question: If what Donald Trump proposes is to repeat horrible acts against people in the past (and present), why is there no outrage? VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco It’s the silence that should...

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Greater US Security Threat: Mexican Border Or Canadian Border?

*There are known ISIS sympathizers in Canada, so where’s the clamor for a wall on the northern border? VL By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras MONTREAL, Canada — The United States has fortified the border with Mexico since the...

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Pope Francis tells Houston immigrant not to lose hope

*A 19 year-old DACA recipient from Mexico got the opportunity of a lifetime last month when he was chosen to talk to Pope Francis, via satellite. He spoke to the Houston Chronicle’s Veronica Flores-Paniagua and told her that...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

100 women march for Immigration reform

*They started in Pennsylvania and will reach Washington tomorrow, just in time for the Pope’s visit. Their walk is to draw attention to the need for compassion for immigrants around the world. VL By Andrea K. McDaniels, The...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Daughter: Mom, Arrested at Gynecology Office, ‘Doesn’t Deserve What’s Going On’

*Texas Observer update: At around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Blanca Borrego was released from Harris County jail after her family posted her $35,000 bond. Though an immigration detainer was not placed on Borrego upon her release, the Houston mother...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Of Immigrants and Anchor Babies

*If you do nothing else today, read this and share it with everyone you know. Aaron Sanchez puts and end to the anchor baby rhetoric with historical research and well thought conclusions. “We are a nation of...

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