Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

U.S.-Born Student Sues Washington, D.C. After Denial of Financial Aid Based on Her Parent’s Immigration Status

PRESS RELEASE   February 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. – A U.S. citizen who was denied college financial aid solely because her mother is an immigrant with temporary status is suing the District of Columbia, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) on behalf

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Texas cop asking Latino immigrants to have “calma amigos” goes viral

*Why you should read this: Because mainstream media is like a soap opera, you can skip a day or two, go back to it and they’re talking about the same things. Because stories like this one rarely make...

Monday, January 16th, 2017

From the wall to the burqa: why the politics of immigration is all about big symbols

*Why you should read this: Because it helps to understand why the border wall, while nearly impossible to build and pay for, continues to resonate among people who live far from it. Because it uncovers the way...

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

America Beyond Detention: Even the birds and animals are free

*This is the first of a three-part series of reports that “examines alternatives to the nation’s burgeoning immigrant detention system. Part I explores the human and financial cost of detention. Part II explores residential shelters as a...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

*In case there was still any doubt about how Trump plans to go about implementing his immigration policy, there was a clear hint early last month. His transition team has asked for documents to help prepare the...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Obama has few options to protect young immigrants brought to US as children

*As far as I’m concerned, they buried the lead in the last paragraph: Obama can pardon the DREAMers, but it won’t do much good. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3 minute read)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Latinos in tech prepare for resistance as Trump takes office

*How the 6 percent Latino tech workforce could be key in resisting Trump’s announced immigration plans. VL By Marissa Lang, San Francisco Chronicle (8 minute read)   They heard him when he called them criminals, thugs, rapists....

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Los Angeles Plans $10 Million Immigration Defense Fund

*It looks like we’re going to get an interesting start to 2017. VL December 19, 2016 Juliana Rose Pignataro  Displayed with permission from International Business Times Making good on a promise to push back against President-elect Donald...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Survey of Texans in Congress finds little support for full border wall

*See, the closer you get to the border the less that stupid wall makes sense. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (4 minute read)  WASHINGTON — Few, if any, Texans in Congress support building a wall...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Big employers no strangers to benefiting from cheap, undocumented labor

*How the average consumer benefits from undocumented labor, even if they don’t realize it. VL By Travis Putnam Hill, Texas Tribune (12 minute read)undocumented labor, immigration, At an hour when many people are tucking themselves in for...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges

*Check it out, there are more Garcia’s in the U.S. than there are Miller’s, Davis’s, Wilson’s and Anderson’s. VL By Sam Roberts, New York Times (2.5 minute read)   Taylor and Thomas are out. Lopez and Gonzalez are...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Lives in Limbo

*From the article:  “How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view.” VL By Michael Agresta, New America Media (16 minute read)  They hide in the liminal spaces of our cities, near...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Kamala Harris: California will ‘provide national leadership’ on immigration under Trump

*The Senator-elect from California says her state must be the voice of leadership on immigration in Washington. VL Hailey BransonPotts Los Angeles Times Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala...

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...

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