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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. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama

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....

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

US bishops’ conference elects first Hispanic vice president

*The U.S. bishop’s sent a message, the church will stand by immigrants. VL By Dennis Coday, National Catholic Reporter Electing a president and vice president from regions with high immigrant populations, the U.S. bishops’ conference could be seen...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Chicago Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

*There are lines being drawn in the sand all over the country. Trump says he will block federal funding to Sanctuary Cities. VL By Richard Gonzalez, NPR (2 minute read)   Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel added his...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Breaks Down Why Saying ‘Illegals’ Is Wrong On So Many Levels

*She called-out a Trump surrogate for using the “i” word. It was epic. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

*Not everyone agreed with the traffic-stop tactic. Are actions like these productive? VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) At around 8 a.m. EST , 10 immigrant and voting rights activists shut down the upper level...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

*A couple of takeaways from this article. There are more than just millionaire immigrant entrepreneurs, the majority run small community businesses and employ a handful of workers. Also, The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in the Latino community....

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...

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...

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