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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Attacks Immigrants Who Made ‘Texas Miracle’ Possible

*Why you should read this: Because Latino legislators staged an epic battle in defense of sanctuary cities in Red-State Texas. Because the fight lasted until past 3am. VL The Texas Miracle would have been impossible without cheap undocumented labor. But now the Legislature is ready to kick immigrants out. By Christopher Hooks, The Texas Observer

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Meet Jolt, the Latino Organization Aiming to Shake up Texas Politics

*Why you should read this: Because turning Texas blue is key to the Democratic Party’s national agenda. Because Latinos are the front line in the in the battle to turn Texas. Because Latino youth are deeply involved...

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

America Beyond Detention: Even the birds and animals are free

*This is the first of a three-part series of reports that “examines alternatives to the nation’s burgeoning immigrant detention system. Part I explores the human and financial cost of detention. Part II explores residential shelters as a...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

*In case there was still any doubt about how Trump plans to go about implementing his immigration policy, there was a clear hint early last month. His transition team has asked for documents to help prepare the...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Obama has few options to protect young immigrants brought to US as children

*As far as I’m concerned, they buried the lead in the last paragraph: Obama can pardon the DREAMers, but it won’t do much good. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3 minute read)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack...

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Why men of color need to do more than work hard

*Hard work is not enough, men of color need to be at the right place at the right time: “They need others to give them access to opportunities.” VL By Ray Salazar, Chicago Now (7.5 minute read) ...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The US pays a price for keeping immigrants underemployed

*Let’s make this part of the conversation before Trump gets into office: “Undocumented workers generate 3% of US GDP, or $5 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from two economists at Queens College in...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Los Angeles Plans $10 Million Immigration Defense Fund

*It looks like we’re going to get an interesting start to 2017. VL December 19, 2016 Juliana Rose Pignataro  Displayed with permission from International Business Times Making good on a promise to push back against President-elect Donald...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges

*Check it out, there are more Garcia’s in the U.S. than there are Miller’s, Davis’s, Wilson’s and Anderson’s. VL By Sam Roberts, New York Times (2.5 minute read)   Taylor and Thomas are out. Lopez and Gonzalez are...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Lives in Limbo

*From the article:  “How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view.” VL By Michael Agresta, New America Media (16 minute read)  They hide in the liminal spaces of our cities, near...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Kamala Harris: California will ‘provide national leadership’ on immigration under Trump

*The Senator-elect from California says her state must be the voice of leadership on immigration in Washington. VL Hailey BransonPotts Los Angeles Times Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Immigrant Families Benefiting from Home-Sharing Economy, Study Finds

*Of course! The immigrant energy is resourceful. In fact, that energy persists in the U.S. Latino community. What’s now called the “shared economy,” as if it were a new thing, has been a way of life for...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Practical Tips: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

*The interesting thing about this article, and others like it, is that three weeks ago we’d never guess that such lists would be needed. VL By Erin N. Marcus, New America Media (6 minute read) MIAMI- Donald J....

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They’ve Never Had It Easy

*There’s deep irony in this piece. Latino kids will survive taunts and discrimination in their schools, that’s the good thing. But they’ll survive because it’s not a new thing, they’ve been surviving for generations, that’s the irony....

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