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 officials claimed would bring order to Mexico’s influx of Central Americans while protecting their human rights. Two months

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...

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 –...

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