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Monday, March 20th, 2017

Latino Church in Georgia Vandalized for Third Time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)   It happened in the city of Dalton, in Northwest Georgia. The congregants of the Mundo de Amistad church found late last week that seven of the church’s large window panes had been broken by gunfire. This is the third time that someone has shot through the church

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)    The story is from The Hill: “Immigrants commit crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens, according to two separate studies released this week.” One...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Bill aims to repatriate deported veterans

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  This is something that deserves strong backing – my thanks to Taquista Antonio Garza for bringing this to my attention and to Taquista Jose Borjon for putting his work behind...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Border apprehensions are down, but White House boasts may be empty chest thumping

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (3.5 minute read)   found two stories this morning that are at odds with each other, or better said, they’re two different sides of the same set of numbers. First: Illegal Border Crossings...

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Immigration advocates say Trump’s Immigrant Crime office is political bait

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)    NBC News reports that when Trump announced his office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE, during his recent speech on Capitol Hill there were moans and boos from...

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

How a new Pew poll describes the Latino political paradox

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)   You’d think, given the Pew Hispanic Center’s recent poll numbers, that Latinos do, indeed, love Trump. Pew surveyed 1,001 Latino adults between December 7, 2016 and January 15, 2017...

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

For this Latino, Trump’s speech underwhelmed

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   ere’s my impression in six words: the speech was unexpected and predictable. It was unexpected because it wasn’t Trump’s usual stream of consciousness, shoot from the hip style of...

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Is Trump positioning for mass deportation?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2.5 minute read)    Now we know how far Trump’s immigration orders will go (or better yet, can go) toward a massive deportation effort, because it’s one thing to say you’re going to...

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Is the National Guard going to round-up immigrants or not?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   The short answer to the question of whether or not the National Guard will be deployed to round up immigrants, is not. But there are more questions. Did the...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Is Trump sending the National Guard to Round-Up Undocumented?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   y instinct is to believe that, yes, the Trump administration, five days into the presidency, drafted a plan for deporting undocumented people that included using 100,000 National Guard troops....

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Trump’s immigration nightmare began yesterday in Phoenix

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   Today is like one of those times when you saw that something was going to happen and there was no way to stop it. A woman named Guadalupe Garcia...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

File this one under “they didn’t account for Latino resourcefulness”

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s FCC Commissioner cut subsidies that make broadband affordable. Because, on the other hand, for U.S. Latinos, broadband is old school. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  The Washington...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban Prepares the Way for Another “Operation Wetback”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (5 minute read)   A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide today whether Donald Trump’s temporary ban against travelers from seven Muslim countries is constitutional. Today’s ruling comes as...

Monday, February 6th, 2017

‘DREAMers’ Win In Court Could Backfire and Help Trump

*Why you should read this: Because actions have consequences. Not that the DREAMer win in court was a bad thing, it wasn’t. But it may have helped Trump in the long run. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco...

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