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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Washington Perspective: The Right’s Cognitive Dissonance, or the “Dick Cheney Effect”

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco When the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, more than a few people couldn’t help but think about the former Vice President’s struggle with this issue.  At a time when his party and his President were actively promoting the wedge issue of same-sex marriage to win the

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Migrants victims of ‘throwaway society’, says Pope

*I would call this a signal of what we should expect for Pope Francis to say when he visits the U.S. in September. He’ll be addressing a joint session of congress and some Republican legislators and presidential...

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s security team booted Latino group from speech, leaders claim

*The day of Bush’s announcement the attention was on the group of immigration protesters who got into the event and caused Jeb to go off script.  But not all groups were allowed to stay in the venue....

Monday, June 15th, 2015

DACA’s Three-Year Anniversary

*It’s been three years since President Obama signed the DACA executive action. In that time there’s been no movement on comprehensive immigration reform, one of the main reasons he signed the order. So now DACA is quickly...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Supreme Court: Immigrants with Poor Legal Counsel Can Turn to Appeals Courts

* VL By Neil Giardino, NBC New York Navigating the complexities of U.S. immigration law can be a bewildering experience, especially for those without legal training. With the threat of deportation often looming, the trust an undocumented immigrant...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Immigration lawyers group bitterly divided over Cecilia Muñoz’s pick as keynote speaker

*Some members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association say the White House Domestic Policy Director represents an administration that’s casued hostility and harm to immigrants. They don’t want her speaking at their annual conference. VL By Fox...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

How broken is our immigration system? We deport citizens

*No one knows the number of U.S. citizens who are detained by immigration authorities. Neither is it known how many citizens are deported. VL By Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star The deportation of Andres Robles Gonzalez was...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The Selective Service Provides for Conscientious Objectors

SPONSORED CONTENT By NewsTaco Does the U.S. Selective Service provide avenues for consideration for young men who identify as conscientious objectors? The answer is yes. , and not in combat. But the objector is required to provide...

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Detainees Fight for Freedom of Speech

*The main issue in this story is whether the undocumented have legal standing to seek protection under the First Amendment. Critics argue that if the Federal Government prevails it will, in effect, set-up a two-tiered society. The...

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Deported to Mexico: a lost generation

*This story picks-up where the reports of deported men, women and children leave off. What happens to the deported who, save for a paper that would make them “legal,” are American in their minds and in their...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

House Panel Tees Up Another Immigration Fight On Defense Bill

*This is looking to be a big fight on the floor of the House, and it should be coming soon.  It’s a defense appropriations bill, but the fight will be about DREAMers, and Obama’s executive actions on...

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...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Immigrants are like rats and roaches … yeah, she said it

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It was recorded on the venerable CSPAN, a place for policy-wonk viewers where discussions are broadcast live, unedited, free of gatekeeper interference. The mother-in-law of well-known conservative pol David Bossie was handed a...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Identifying The Nameless: Advancing The Science Of Human Decomposition To Identify Deceased Migrants

*The idea is to return the bodies of the migrants who die crossing the desert to their families. But first the U.S. authorities must identify the migrant. It’s a long process. VL   By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras...

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