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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 Amador, New America Media Last month, after over a decade living undocumented in the United States, I became

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...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Under The Volcano

*Read this. The respect Bourdain has for Mexico, its cuisine, its culture, and people is palpable. His defense of immigrants is very cool as well. Granted, the piece includes a small plug for his TV program, but...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Immigrants Give Up the Dream of Homeownership in the U.S.

By Camila Osorio Avendano, Feetin2Worlds A poster in the window of a Queens, NY real estate office proclaims: “Immigration reform is coming, so buy your house in your country, Colombia.” It’s far from certain that Congress will enact...

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

By Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinion/New America Media LOS ANGELES — When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. “Two weeks later, I could not walk. I...

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

US-Raised Immigrants Remain in US Custody

This story was suggested by Taquista Ito Romo. By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press/ABC News Thirty-four young migrants are in U.S. custody after trying to enter the United States without documents in the latest round of what is...

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