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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 Jon Campbell, The Village Voice (.45 minute read)   The threats posed to immigrant communities by the Trump

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...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

*In case there was still any doubt about how Trump plans to go about implementing his immigration policy, there was a clear hint early last month. His transition team has asked for documents to help prepare the...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Obama has few options to protect young immigrants brought to US as children

*As far as I’m concerned, they buried the lead in the last paragraph: Obama can pardon the DREAMers, but it won’t do much good. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3 minute read)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Los Angeles Plans $10 Million Immigration Defense Fund

*It looks like we’re going to get an interesting start to 2017. VL December 19, 2016 Juliana Rose Pignataro  Displayed with permission from International Business Times Making good on a promise to push back against President-elect Donald...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Survey of Texans in Congress finds little support for full border wall

*See, the closer you get to the border the less that stupid wall makes sense. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (4 minute read)  WASHINGTON — Few, if any, Texans in Congress support building a wall...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Lives in Limbo

*From the article:  “How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view.” VL By Michael Agresta, New America Media (16 minute read)  They hide in the liminal spaces of our cities, near...

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