Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Extreme political polarization – such as the current divide between mainstream conservatives and Tea Party activists, or during the Vietnam War when left of center “peaceniks” fought with Southern conservative Democrats – often seems inexplicable to those caught in the middle. The question being asked by Republicans and Democrats alike is: why would Republicans engage

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Judge: No “Emergency” to License Detention Centers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Texas seeks delay in Obama immigration case at Supreme Court

* Washington (CNN) – Texas’ attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a reply brief In a move that could derail the Obama administration’s attempt to get the court to...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Latina Anti-Immigration Activist Who Set The Stage For Donald Trump

*It’s a long read but worth the investment. You’re going to find names that you may not have been familiar with, but that you should know: Maria Espinoza, John Tanton. The nativist, anti-immigrant wave we see is...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

What Lindsey Graham and the GOP think they know about Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Lindsey Graham, of all people, knows what I need. In fact, he may know what I need better than I know myself. That’s what he told a group of GOP faithful this past...

Monday, November 16th, 2015

More Central Americans fleeing violence to enter U.S., suggesting another major surge

*The number of Central American families who crossed the border this September was twice what it was one year ago. The surge is expected to reach a high point in Spring. The obvious questions are: What are...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Obama to Appeal Immigration Ruling to Supreme Court

*The way the calendar spreads-out, the DOJ needs to file the case with the Supreme Court by November 20th in order for the case to be heard next summer. It would be the final deadline for the...

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Bourdain: Trump’s deportation plan would ‘shut down’ every US restaurant

*I know there are many Bourdain fans among you, and you’re fans precisely because of things like this. He stood up for Latino restauranteurs and restaurant staff against Donald Trump and his immigration plan. In the process...

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

America’s Immigration Battle By the Numbers

*Numbers tell stories. This is a good compilation of the numbers, amounts and percentages pertinent to immigration in the U.S. You can trace all arguments about immigration to these figures, in one way or another. VL By...

Monday, October 19th, 2015

US Captain America Beats Up On Illegal Immigration Opponents In Latest Issue

*Hey, Captain America knows what’s right. He was my favorite when I was a kid, he’s my favorite now. Read the article while I run to the store to get my copy. VL By Chuck Ross, The...

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Washington Perspective: What the Pope understands about U.S. Latinos, and the GOP doesn’t

*The problem is that not only does the GOP not understand the Pope’s point of view, they blatantly reject it. Bill Valdez tells us that respect and dignity are at the core of Latino politics. VL By...

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Latino immigrants changing the face of rural populations

*I remember helping to organize voter registration drives in Aspen and Telluride. Even back in 2004 Latinos there were service workers, invisible to the “mainstream” community. VL By PennState News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Over the last...

Monday, September 28th, 2015

How a 1965 immigration reform created illegal immigration

*Fifty years ago there was no such thing as an “illegal alien.” As much as we dislike the term, it’s an invented idea that came about as a consequence of a law that sought to be more...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Daughter: Mom, Arrested at Gynecology Office, ‘Doesn’t Deserve What’s Going On’

*Texas Observer update: At around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Blanca Borrego was released from Harris County jail after her family posted her $35,000 bond. Though an immigration detainer was not placed on Borrego upon her release, the Houston mother...

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