Friday, May 6th, 2016

TX Judge’s Order Blocks Child-Care License for Detention Centers

*Texas wants to call child immigration jails “child care centers.” That whole idea has been stopped, temporarily. Here’s how it was done. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas judge has granted an immigrant rights group, Grassroots Leadership, a temporary restraining order against the Texas Department of Family and

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Harriet Tubman and America’s Immigration Hypocrisy

*I loved the parallel made between Harriet Tubman and today’s immigrants. It takes the writer about six paragraphs to get to the point, but once she does, it’s a good one: “Tubman stood up for her rights...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Deported Marine veteran granted U.S. citizenship

*One at a time, if need be. The point is, get it done, all deported veterans need to come home. Call your congressman, make some noise. VL By Chris Moore, Fox 5 San Diego SAN DIEGO –...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Congressmen introduce bill to bring back deported veterans

*It’s about time. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News Latino Representative Ruben Gallego and a group of veteran members of Congress introduced legislation on Wednesday that could help deported veterans return to the U.S. and reunite with...

Monday, April 18th, 2016

MALDEF’s Thomas Saenz says he’s optimistic about Supreme Court immigration case

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Ten minutes can be eaither a blink or an eternity, and if that’s all the time you’ve got to make your case in the highest court in the land those ten minutes had better...

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Wave Of Immigration Bills In Arizona Sparks Threats Of Renewed Boycott

*It’s on, again, if things don’t change in Arizona. VL By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras (6 minute read) A pro-immigrant coalition of organizations is threatening to revive an Arizona boycott if pending immigration-related bills become state law. In response, Arizona’s...

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Complaint: Border Patrol Confiscates Deportee IDs, Money

*It’s a bi-national complaint. Activists from Mexico and the U.S. have joined to call attention to this issue. Belongings are gathered, put in storage and it’s up to the detainee to request for them to be returned....

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

U.S. Ninth Circuit Decrees that DACA Recipients are Entitled to Arizona Driver’s Licenses

*The story is that public safety and a bootstrapping attitude trump fear based laws every time. nd I mean bootstrapping to call attention to the resourcefulness of DACA workers and students how need access to their own transportation in...

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Trump reveals how he would force Mexico to pay for border wall

*Stop remittances to force Mexico to pay for the border wall? That’s Trump’s idea and it’s never, ever going to happen. There are consequences. Mexico receives more money from remittances than from oil, so stopping them would...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

How Mexican immigration helped make America great

*This piece was written for an Australian audience and does a very good job of explaining the causes and history of Mexican migration to the U.S. It’s a 10 minute read, give or take, or a 28...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

State Anti-Immigration Laws Discourage All Latinos from Moving In

*There’s a line in this story that’s central to the problem and the immigration debate in general. It’s in the fourth paragraph, it says “This is a loss of human capital,” it’s attributed to Richard Wright, a co-author...

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Three narratives to avoid in conversations about unauthorized immigration

*This was written for journalists, but it’s pertinent to everyone who engages in conversations about immigration. If we’re to change the Latino narrative the first effort should be to change the frame, and these three basic things...

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Latino groups rally against immigration bills

*This is happening today across Wisconsin, but these aren’t isolated protests. For several months there have been organized protests that haven’t gotten the attention of mainstream national media. They’re trying to call attention to several immigration law...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Texas Sheriffs, Jails on Immigration Front Line

*For all the talk about securing the border and being strong on immigration enforcement, it’s not the politicians who bear the brunt of it, it’s local, county law enforcement that’s stuck between federal law and the realities...

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