Monday, December 12th, 2016

Immigrant Families Benefiting from Home-Sharing Economy, Study Finds

*Of course! The immigrant energy is resourceful. In fact, that energy persists in the U.S. Latino community. What’s now called the “shared economy,” as if it were a new thing, has been a way of life for Latinos and immigrants for generations. Except that when Latinos do it it’s called an “informal economy.” VL By

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Feds Empty Family Detention Centers After Texas Judge’s Ruling

*This looks like it may be the end of family immigrant detention facilities. Vl By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read)  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Federal immigration centers have begun releasing hundreds of families from detention after...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Grapple With Sudden Surge of Central American Migrants

*Migrants from Central America are fearful that Donald Trump will seal the border, so they’re coming in larger numbers to beat what they think is inevitable – and there isn’t enough room to detain them. VL By Gabe...

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....

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program

*This is good news for DREAMers, from a senior GOP Senator nonetheless. He says he has the votes in congress to protect them. VL By Jordain Carney, The Hill (1.5 minute read) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday said...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Supreme Court will decide whether immigrants can be locked up indefinitely

*This is happening today. VL By Keegan Hamilton, VICE News (8 minute read) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a class-action lawsuit over immigrant detention, the jail system where people facing deportation for everything...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

‘Door of Hope’ Event Opens Wall That Splits Families

*Do yourself a favor, read the entire article. It’s a good read. VL By Bianca Quilantan, New America Media (7 minute read) Laura Avila and her daughter Laura Vera Martinez waited nervously on the United States side of...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

No crayons? Immigration bans attorneys from bringing colors to asylum seeking kids

*This is just wrong. How do you not let kids have crayons? VL By Brett Barrouquere, Houston Chronicle (1.5 minute read) Attorneys visiting clients at south Texas immigration detention center can bring many things with them. Legal briefs, notebooks,...

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of ‘Dreamers’ before Trump takes office

*It’s within his power to do this. I’m positive it would p.o. Trump and it would add a layer of security for DREAMers. VL By Sarah D. Wire. Los Angeles Times (1.5 minute read) With President-elect Donald Trump...

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...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Trump starting to sound like Obama on immigration

*Another point Trump will have to face is the reality that, at most, there are 800,000 undocumented immigrants wth criminal records, not 2 or 3 million. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3.5 minute read) WASHINGTON...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

*With Trump’s election immigrant communities have gone from hopeful anticipation to circling the wagons. Many are preparing for the worst. VL By Elena Shore, New America Media (7 minute read) SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s...

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