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Friday, September 4th, 2015

Mexico Crackdown on Central American Child Migrants Increasing

*Why the number of child immigrants is decreasing on the U.S. border. It’s not because less of them are leaving their homes. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Mexico is set to eclipse the U.S. for the first time in apprehensions of child migrants from Central America, reflecting its new role as an immigration enforcer,

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Judge Will Hear Birth Certificate Case Next Month

*In four weeks a judge will hear the case of the Mexican families who were denied their child’s birth certificates. The children are U.S. citizens and the reason given for the denial was a lack of proper...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Nation with crumbling bridges and roads excited to buil giant wall

*An ironic chuckle to start your week. Borowitz nails it, with a knowing smirk. VL By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As the United States’ bridges, roads, and other infrastructure dangerously deteriorate from decades...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Mexican Government Files Brief in Birth Certificate Case

*An update to the birth certificate denial story. The legal proceedings are moving forward, the state of Texas says it can’t be sued because of sovereign immunity,experts say the case will nonetheless be heard, and now the...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of ‘Alien’

*This is the kind of “inside baseball” that I know many Taquistas enjoy discussing. I like these stories because they add context to a larger debate, in this case the language of immigration – “anchor babies,” and...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Rejecting Obama administration’s appeal, federal judge orders release of children from family detention centers by October

*Homeland Security keeps asking for ways around a 1997 settlement that required that children be released from immigration detention as quickly as possible. This is the second time that Judge Gee has ruled on this. VL By...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

How many American children are ‘birthright’ citizens born to illegal immigrants?

*The entire “anchor baby” issue is based on anecdotal evidence. Those who use the term have yet to back their words with statistics, and that may be because the words don’t stand the test of numbers. Also,...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Millions Slated to Hire More Texas Border Troopers

*Meanwhile, back at the border … VL By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune One way or another, the Texas 84th Legislature was bound to pass immigration and border security bills. That was the general consensus after tens of...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Donald Trump’s Immigration Principles Would’ve Barred His Own Grandfather

*So Trump’s plan would have kept his own grandfather from coming to the U.S.  This piece has a good  recounting of the mid-nineteenth century history of the U.S. when German immigration was opposed by the nativists of...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Donald Trump Paints Republicans Into Corner With Hispanics

*To clear a point. The GOP presidential field was already huddled in a corner on immigration. If anything, Trump took a bucket of paint and backed them in. It’s not like they were flying high with their...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Undocumented Immigrants Taking Jobs From US Citizens? Most Americans Believe Immigration Is Bad For Economy

*This is only half of the story. The other half has to do with the perception that Latinos, in general, are undocumented. Chances are that when one of the 51 percent of Americans who believe the undocumented...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

U.S. court throws out Arizona sheriff’s immigration policy challenge

*Arpaio says he would be hampered by Obama’s executive actions because they would produce more crime. An appeals court said, no. Arpaio says he wants a supreme Court hearing. VL By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) –...

Friday, August 14th, 2015

In California water politics and immigration debate collide

*These are also immigration and human rights issues: contaminated wells and the fact that agriculture workers are forced to drink from them, the contamination exacerbated by a record drought; politics that ignore the situation and draw attention to...

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

American attitudes toward immigration: indifference

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco For all the noise and anger and Trump surrounding the immigration issue of late, the American public just heaved a big meh. A hard thing to do unless prodded. And that’s exactly what...

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