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Monday, November 7th, 2016

Clinton, Trump on 6 Key Issues Latinos Are Voting On

*Yes, let’s get to the issues. It’s about time, better late than never and all that . . . Climate change, national security, health care, immigration, jobs. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (11 minute read) WASHINGTON — Voters have had trouble getting clear pictures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s positions on issues that

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Tim Kaine delivers Phoenix speech in Spanish on Latino voter impact, immigration

*Why stump in Arizona in Spanish? Because 13.2 percent of Arizona’s Latino vopters have already gone to the polls, that’s an increase from 2012. And because Real Clear Politics’ polling average gives Trump a 4 point advantage...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Election’s Intolerant Tone Stokes Fears for Latino Students

*Two-thousand teachers were polled about how the presidential campaign had affected schools. More than 66 percent of them said that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants, and Muslims— were concerned or feared what might happen after the election....

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Breaks Down Why Saying ‘Illegals’ Is Wrong On So Many Levels

*She called-out a Trump surrogate for using the “i” word. It was epic. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

*Not everyone agreed with the traffic-stop tactic. Are actions like these productive? VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) At around 8 a.m. EST , 10 immigrant and voting rights activists shut down the upper level...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

‘Get a sugar daddy’: Austin ad urges immigrants to use dating site to dodge deportation

*Arrangementfinders says it “connects men and women looking for mutually beneficial arrangements.” The point is to help undocumented women, they say. VL By Liz Farmer,  Dallas Morning News (2 minute read) A dating site recently put up a billboard...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Trump’s Bad Hombres

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, verbatim, at the last presidential debate in reference to his immigration plan and unauthorized immigrants: We’ll get them out, secure the border, and once...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers

*There’s been a substantial year-to-year increase in the number of Central American immigrants detainees at the U.S. border. Many are families with children. VL By Michel Marizco, Fronteras (1 minute read) Newly released data shows the number of...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trump’s immigration whisperer

*Trump’s immigration policies aren’t his own. This is the guy who feeds him ideas and one-liners. VL By Glenn Thrush, Off Message (9 minute read) TOPEKA, Kan. — Kris Kobach is only 50, but he’s the closest...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Federal Government Is Running Out of Funds to Detain Illegal Immigrants

*Wait, what? It’s a political budget thing, and if ICE doesn’t get the money be early November they’ll have to set “newly captured illegal immigrants, including high-priority arrests at the border” free. VL By Delvin Barrett, The Wall...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Joe Arpaio to face federal charges over Arizona immigration patrols

*A todo puerco le llega su San Martín. VL By Associated  Press (1 minute read) Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Changing Face Of US-Bound Migration: Rise In Africans And Asians Moving Through Mexico

*The faces of the undocumented crossing the border with Mexico is changing. There are more immigrants from Asia and Africa traveling to Mexico to make the trek north. VL By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Desk (3 minute read) TONALA,...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Federal Judge Bans ICE Detainers on Immigrants

*This is big news. From the article: “The order, issued last week in Illinois, bars ICE from requesting that local jailers detain potentially deportable prisoners for 48 hours when they would otherwise be free to leave.” VL...

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