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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

She was training with her dad for the LA Marathon. Then he was taken away by ICE.

*Why you should read this: Because . .  . smh. This has got to stop. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (5 minute read). LOS ANGELES—It took 13-year-old Fatima Avelica exactly six hours and 48 minutes to run all 26.2 miles of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. She didn’t struggle until mile 18. She says what

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Dreamer Who Spoke Out About Deportation Efforts To Be Released From Detention

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been following this story for a week and it’s emblematic of the difference between what Trump says he going to do and what his administrations does in reality. VL By Dana...

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A U.S. citizen is denied college aid — because of her mother’s immigration status

*Why you should read this: Because at its surface this is an immigration and financial aid story, but in reality it’s about the definition of U.S. citizenship. Because MALDEF is leading the fight over the definition. VL...

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Trump administration considering separating women, children at U.S.-Mexico border

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s immigration policy changes daily and we need to keep up on the changes. Because separating children from their mothers to “serve as a deterrent” is not who we are. VL...

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

20 Latino-owned companies express interest in border wall construction

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)   It was reported in The Hill: “As of Tuesday evening, 225 companies — mostly construction and engineering firms — have expressed interest in building the wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Hear Something About An Immigration Raid? Here’s How To Safely Report It

*Why you should read this: Because many NewsTaco readers tell us that they’d like information on what they can do with the information we provide. Because this is a simple suggestion for using social media. VL By...

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Immigration arrests in L.A. spark fear, outrage, but officials say they are routine

*Why you should read this: Because by all indications immigration round-ups have begun. Because there are reports of detentions in Texas as well. Because ICE says it’s routine. VL By Joel Rubin, Ruben Vives and Richard Winton, Los...

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Texas cop asking Latino immigrants to have “calma amigos” goes viral

*Why you should read this: Because mainstream media is like a soap opera, you can skip a day or two, go back to it and they’re talking about the same things. Because stories like this one rarely make...

Monday, February 6th, 2017

How a regional lumber company out-Foxed the Superbowl with a pro-immigrant ad

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   It’s the best thing that could have happened to 84 Lumber, to have their commercial banned from the Superbowl. That kind of publicity is priceless. The Fox television network...

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

13 Legal Actions Challenging Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

*Why you should read this: Because since this past weekend there have been 13 lawsuits filed against Trump’s immigration executive action. Because the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Dallas, Seattle, Brooklyn, Boston and the states of California,...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Trump’s Definition of Deportable ‘Broad’ and ‘Vague’

Why you should read this: Actually, you should read this slowly. Because this is what we’ve been talking about for several days, Trump’s border wall executive order and what’s buried in it. Because with the stroke of...

Monday, January 30th, 2017

How big a problem is crime committed by immigrants?

*Why you should read this: Because Trump is trying to cook the books so that it looks like immigrants commit more crimes than they actually do.  Because the truth is that immigrants commit less crime than citizens....

Monday, January 16th, 2017

From the wall to the burqa: why the politics of immigration is all about big symbols

*Why you should read this: Because it helps to understand why the border wall, while nearly impossible to build and pay for, continues to resonate among people who live far from it. Because it uncovers the way...

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

America Beyond Detention: Even the birds and animals are free

*This is the first of a three-part series of reports that “examines alternatives to the nation’s burgeoning immigrant detention system. Part I explores the human and financial cost of detention. Part II explores residential shelters as a...

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