Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Despite what he says, Donald Trump stokes fear against Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This won’t come as a surprise to Latinos who’ve been following the presidential election.  Donald Trump doesn’t like us, despite the many times he says we love him, believe me. This is where I need to make a full-stop to clarify what I’m not saying. I’m not saying we’re Trump’s victims, this

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Migrants’ interest in voting rises

*Back in June, when Donald Trump made his infamous “Mexicans are rapists” campaign kick-off speech, there was a prediction: that Latinos would be so insulted by his remarks that they would rise and show their anger at...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Why immigrants aren’t afraid of Trump

By Victor Landa There’s a reason immigrants in the U.S. aren’t attracted to the Trump political circus, regardless of what he might say about them. It has to do with fear. That’s what Trump’s selling: dread, alarm,...

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hillary’s stand with Latinos

*Aaron Sanchez raises a good question. Should we accept a politics of platitudes? America has not always been welcoming to its immigrants. It would be good to hear politicians speak of America’s controversial  treatment of immigrants past...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

*Not every road to citizenship is the same. There are as many stories as there are immigrants. This is a good story, though, and a statement of gratitude for help received along the way. VL By Carlos...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

*Two things I like very much here: data visualization and context. This is a very cool, interactive way to see how immigrants have come to the U.S., from all over the world. I provides good context for...

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Hispanic immigrants not to blame for measles, whooping cough outbreaks

*Two things stand out in my mind about this story. One, that I’m happy this is being reported. And two, that it’s frustrating that this story has to be reported. I’m also frustrated at how immigration keeps...

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Pope Francis will likely discuss immigration in address to Congress

*Acording to this article, Pope Francis has made helping immigrants one of the cornerstones of his papacy. He’s already emphasized immigrants and immigration in his speeches to the European Parliament and during his visit to the Italian island of...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

*This is well worth your time. VL By Dara Lynd, Vox American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves “a nation of immigrants”: a place where everyone’s family has, at some point, chosen to come to...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

As a legend passes, a Walmart in Compton?

*In many parts around the country these swap meets (in Texas we call them pulgas) serve as immigrant business incubators, they sustain families and communities. Sam Quiñones tell us that in Compton, rumor has it that an...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

The ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Immigration and Healthcare Reform

*DAPA takes up where DACA leaves off. But in some cases DAPA deosn’t go as far as DACA. Some, though, may not be able to access ACA. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media LOS ANGELES –...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Feds: Racial profiling is bad…except at airports and the border

*These new rules apply to immigration agents. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) asked the obvious question:  “How can race help a Border Patrol agent or customs officer do a better job in a city like El Paso,...

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A Deportee’s Story

*We lose so much human context when we argue about immigration only in terms of politics. This is a short piece, but it’s filled with humanity. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The other day, I...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

No, Your Ancestors Didn’t Come Here Legally

*Some of you may have seen this over the holiday. But in case you missed it, this is a good counter to the “my grandma came here legally” immigration argument. VL By Ben Rialton, Talking Points Memo...

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