Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican National Convention. The 350 mile journey is done to “raise the consciousness and awareness of the American people

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Advocates Say Court Decision Will Hurt Immigrants

*Very good summary of the Supreme Court’s immigration stalemate. It’s by our partners at Public News Service. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas — Immigration rights advocates in Texas and other...

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Ryan Security Plan Stresses Border Control, Immigration

*Second sentence, second paragraph, House speaker Paul Ryan will announce his immigration plan today because he wants to establish a plan to unify his party. It’s heavy on border security. So it’s not about the need for...

Friday, May 6th, 2016

TX Judge’s Order Blocks Child-Care License for Detention Centers

*Texas wants to call child immigration jails “child care centers.” That whole idea has been stopped, temporarily. Here’s how it was done. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas judge has...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Harriet Tubman and America’s Immigration Hypocrisy

*I loved the parallel made between Harriet Tubman and today’s immigrants. It takes the writer about six paragraphs to get to the point, but once she does, it’s a good one: “Tubman stood up for her rights...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Congressmen introduce bill to bring back deported veterans

*It’s about time. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News Latino Representative Ruben Gallego and a group of veteran members of Congress introduced legislation on Wednesday that could help deported veterans return to the U.S. and reunite with...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young

*No surprise. I’ve heard that the immigrant mother tongue is lost in two generations. So many implications here. It’s the reason Univision ventured into Fusion, and bought a chunk of El Rey network. It also invalidates so...

Monday, April 18th, 2016

MALDEF’s Thomas Saenz says he’s optimistic about Supreme Court immigration case

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Ten minutes can be eaither a blink or an eternity, and if that’s all the time you’ve got to make your case in the highest court in the land those ten minutes had better...

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Going Home to The Bronx

*I post this because I enjoyed reading it. You won’t find politics here, or any sort of controversy. It’s just a reporter going back to a place he once called home, and remembering people and places and...

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Complaint: Border Patrol Confiscates Deportee IDs, Money

*It’s a bi-national complaint. Activists from Mexico and the U.S. have joined to call attention to this issue. Belongings are gathered, put in storage and it’s up to the detainee to request for them to be returned....

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

State Anti-Immigration Laws Discourage All Latinos from Moving In

*There’s a line in this story that’s central to the problem and the immigration debate in general. It’s in the fourth paragraph, it says “This is a loss of human capital,” it’s attributed to Richard Wright, a co-author...

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Three narratives to avoid in conversations about unauthorized immigration

*This was written for journalists, but it’s pertinent to everyone who engages in conversations about immigration. If we’re to change the Latino narrative the first effort should be to change the frame, and these three basic things...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

High School Seniors, remember this as you plan the rest of your life

SPONSORED CONTENT There are two dates that Latino high school seniors should mark on their calendars. One is the entire month on March, because that’s when most colleges and universities send their final acceptance letters for the...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Texas Sheriffs, Jails on Immigration Front Line

*For all the talk about securing the border and being strong on immigration enforcement, it’s not the politicians who bear the brunt of it, it’s local, county law enforcement that’s stuck between federal law and the realities...

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