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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Practical Tips: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

*The interesting thing about this article, and others like it, is that three weeks ago we’d never guess that such lists would be needed. VL By Erin N. Marcus, New America Media (6 minute read) MIAMI- Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program

*This is good news for DREAMers, from a senior GOP Senator nonetheless. He says he has the votes in congress to protect them. VL By Jordain Carney, The Hill (1.5 minute read) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday said...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Supreme Court will decide whether immigrants can be locked up indefinitely

*This is happening today. VL By Keegan Hamilton, VICE News (8 minute read) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a class-action lawsuit over immigrant detention, the jail system where people facing deportation for everything...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

‘Door of Hope’ Event Opens Wall That Splits Families

*Do yourself a favor, read the entire article. It’s a good read. VL By Bianca Quilantan, New America Media (7 minute read) Laura Avila and her daughter Laura Vera Martinez waited nervously on the United States side of...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

No crayons? Immigration bans attorneys from bringing colors to asylum seeking kids

*This is just wrong. How do you not let kids have crayons? VL By Brett Barrouquere, Houston Chronicle (1.5 minute read) Attorneys visiting clients at south Texas immigration detention center can bring many things with them. Legal briefs, notebooks,...

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of ‘Dreamers’ before Trump takes office

*It’s within his power to do this. I’m positive it would p.o. Trump and it would add a layer of security for DREAMers. VL By Sarah D. Wire. Los Angeles Times (1.5 minute read) With President-elect Donald Trump...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

US bishops’ conference elects first Hispanic vice president

*The U.S. bishop’s sent a message, the church will stand by immigrants. VL By Dennis Coday, National Catholic Reporter Electing a president and vice president from regions with high immigrant populations, the U.S. bishops’ conference could be seen...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Chicago Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

*There are lines being drawn in the sand all over the country. Trump says he will block federal funding to Sanctuary Cities. VL By Richard Gonzalez, NPR (2 minute read)   Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel added his...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

*With Trump’s election immigrant communities have gone from hopeful anticipation to circling the wagons. Many are preparing for the worst. VL By Elena Shore, New America Media (7 minute read) SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Julian Castro warns of ‘severe consequences’ of Trump’s win for his community

*It’s next to impossible to see the man who spat such divisive vitriol from the stump now cast himself as a unifier. VL By Cameron Joseph, New York Daily News (2.5 minute read)  As the funereal Clinton...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Clinton, Trump on 6 Key Issues Latinos Are Voting On

*Yes, let’s get to the issues. It’s about time, better late than never and all that . . . Climate change, national security, health care, immigration, jobs. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (11 minute read) WASHINGTON...

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...

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...

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