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Friday, May 26th, 2017

Apparently, all you have to do to be deported is be hit by a truck

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)    That’s what happened to Marcos Antonio Huete, 31, an immigrant from Honduras whose bicycle’s back-tire was hit by truck, crashing Huete to the asphalt. A cop came to investigate, as they do in these matters, and began interrogating Huete while the man was still on the ground,

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Law Enforcement Officials Take On DACA Students’ Roles In Colorado Play

*Thanks to our friend Tom Cosgrove for pointing us to this wonderful story! VL By WBUR (6 minute read)    “Do You Know Who I Am?” is a one-act show featuring autobiographical monologues written and performed by youth...

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Eugenics in the Trump Era

*To understand eugenics is to understand some of the motivation in the Trump White House. It cloaks raw bigotry in scientific terms and fills public discussions with dog-whistle racism. Please, don’t just click “like” and feel like...

Friday, May 12th, 2017

One Republican’s plan to save money: Turn 82,000 non-English-speaking school kids over to ICE

*Why you  should read this: Because the underlying story is about how this type of extreme bigotry has been emboldened in the Trump era. Becasue it’s a cautionary tale that needs to be amplified. Becasue this guy...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

How Trump Won: White Working Class Voters Motivated by Fear of Immigrants not Economic Woes

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been saying this all along. Because mainstream media has been excusing political racism. Because ya basta with the whitewash. VL By Jason Le Miere, Newsweek (3 minute read)   It was...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban into law on Facebook Live

*Why you should read this: Because Texas has now morphed into Arizona of 2010. VL By James Barragán, Dallas News (5 minute read) AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state’s sanctuary city ban into law,...

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...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The real story of Latino immigrants – setting roots

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)   Buried in the fourteenth and fifteenth paragraph of a Pew Hispanic Center FacTank post is the future of Latinos in the U.S. That’s not what the post is about. The...

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The number of undocumented is at a longtime low. And it has nothing to do with Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   I’m going to put this out there before certain tenants in the White House take cold facts and spin-off derivative alternate ones. The number of undocumented persons in the...

Monday, April 24th, 2017

‘We’re hoping for a miracle’: Dallas lawmaker is fasting to protest Texas sanctuary cities bill

*Why you should read this:  Because the battle over sanctuary cities is real and Texas, for the moment, is the front line. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News (1.5 minute read)   State Rep. Victoria...

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Trump immigration farce

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   Jeff Sessions is taking a tour of the U.S-Mexico border. He’s doubling-down on an immigration message that, when you scratch beneath the surface, is a rhetorical farce. His latest strong-man...

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Real news – Immigration hard line could: cause $8 milk, affect your health, change voting registration

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)  I read three stories today that show why we need to keep talking about immigration, even though some of us may be getting fatigued with it. Any time that immigration...

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)   TIME magazine has published a series of revealing photographs of the Bracero program from 1957. Sixty years ago the Saturday Evening Post commissioned celebrity photographer Syd Avery to do...

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?

$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall. By T. Christian Miller, ProPublica (3.5 minute read)  During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles...

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