Friday, October 21st, 2016

Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers

*There’s been a substantial year-to-year increase in the number of Central American immigrants detainees at the U.S. border. Many are families with children. VL By Michel Marizco, Fronteras (1 minute read) Newly released data shows the number of families from Central America arriving at the southern border this year nearly reached the unexpected levels that threatened

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Federal Government Is Running Out of Funds to Detain Illegal Immigrants

*Wait, what? It’s a political budget thing, and if ICE doesn’t get the money be early November they’ll have to set “newly captured illegal immigrants, including high-priority arrests at the border” free. VL By Delvin Barrett, The Wall...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Texas to Revisit Issue of ID’ing Migrants’ Remains Near Border

*This is somber stuff, but it’s important. There are thousands of families that have no idea of what happened to their loved ones who made the trek north in look for work. This may bring them peace...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Female Janitors Who Suffered Abuse Score A Big Win In California

*This is powerful, and redeeming. VL By Kris Fortin, mitú (2.5 minute read) When everyone goes home from work, school or church, the space becomes the janitors domain. Many of these working class janitors tend to be women,...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Mexico’s Border Crackdown Sends Migrants into Dangerous Territory

*A report from the trenches on Mexico’s southern border. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read) In July 2014, Mexico announced its Southern Border Plan — with backing from the United States — which Mexican...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

*No change in the number of undocumented since 2009.  Mexicans are still 52% of the undocumented in the U.S. VL By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Austin Poised to Become First “Sanctuary City” In Texas

*A candidate for Sheriff in Austin, Texas, vows to “get ICE out of Austin.” VL By Jay Root, Texas Tribune (7 minute read)  Conservatives already love to bash Austin — that bag-ban loving, Uber-hating, Democrat-electing enclave in the...

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...

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...

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