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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

America’s ‘toughest sheriff’ should face jail time, judge says

*The clincher here is that even if the prosecutor decides to not go after Arpaio, Judge Snow can appoint a special prosecutor. Arpaio, by the way, is up for reelection. VL By Nicolas Loffredo, Newsweek (4 minute read) A sheriff who has courted media attention for his draconian treatment of inmates may face prosecution stemming from

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Ancient Mayan languages are creating problems for today’s immigration courts

*Aside from the backlog of 500,000 cases in immigration courts, there’s this. VL By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times The day Vinicio Nicolas found out whether he would be allowed to stay in the United States, and hopefully...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Tijuana, cops, & why people leave Mexico

*It’s a true, tough question. Mexicans are incensed at the thought of a Trump wall. But, why are so many of them willing to risk their lives to leave? VL By Sam Quiñones, DREAMLAND I have no...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

What 2 Canadian Kids Crossing The Border Playing PokemonGo Tells Us About Immigration Enforcement

*Imagine if these had been little brown kids crossing the border in some Arizona town. Think they would have called their mom to come fetch ’em? VL By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress In an incident that...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This Alabama newspaper column on immigration from 1893 will blow your mind

*If you can get past the clickbait headline, this is a very good read. It’s an opinion piece written in April of 1893 in the Troy Democrat, from Troy, Alabama. But it could well have been written...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

With deportation relief at stake, South’s Latinos could swing presidential race

*Fear in politics cuts both ways. The next president will nominate a ninth justice of the Supreme Court, determine the future of deferred action programs and deportation raids, and have the pressure of pushing immigration reform. Few...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

More Shattered Families

*What’s next after the Supreme Court’s non-ruling on the president’s executive actions on immigration? There’s a plan to call for a moratorium on deportations, deportation defense campaigns and an overhaul of the privatized detention system. Also, do...

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The Paradox of Immigration: Opposition Is Strongest Precisely Where There Are the Fewest Immigrants

*I’ve said this for a long time. The less immigrants there are, the higer the hatred towards them. VL By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones  (1.5 minute read) James Fallows is in western Kansas around Dodge City, where many...

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...

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...

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