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 post is about the past, about how immigration levels peaked about a decade ago then gradually waned to

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...

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Sadness of The Border Wall

*Why you should read this: Because these words and pictures are so truthful that they’re a good reason to invest your time on them. Because we need more stories that show the human cost of a border...

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Courts rightfully stop unconstitutional executive order on immigration

*Why you should read this: Because Al Kauffman gives a clear explanation of why the points of law and Trump’s own words prove that the executive travel ban discriminates against Muslims. Because this may not be the...

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035

*Why you should read this: Because numbers don’t lie. Because demographics are destiny. Because immigrants will drive the U.S. economy. VL By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center (5 minute read)  For most of...

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

After speaking with undocumented parents, I know what it means to be humbled

*Why you should read this: Because the experience of undocumented families affects us all in one way or another. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino (2 minute read)   I never understood what people meant when they...

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