Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Citing surge in families at border, feds ask to speed immigration appeal

*The DOJ is asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to get off the slow lane on this case. A ruling is pending since September and there’s a new surge of unaccompanied children and families at the border. Homeland Security needs the matter resolved so they can handle the increase. Yet, what they’re asking for is

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

How I Earned My Citizenship Defending This Country

*This essay is one of a series of personal accounts compiled by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism student Rachel Glickhouse. The series is titled  “My Time in Line,” in which immigrants write about their personal experiences about the...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Washington Perspective: The extreme road to the GOP’s 2016 loss

*Bill Valdez draws a connecting line of similarities between the red scare, the present GOP extremism and radical Islam. He says mainstream voters haven’t and wn’t elect an extremist to the presidency. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Judge: No “Emergency” to License Detention Centers

*A 1997 lawsuit settlement requires that undocumented children be held in places that protect their overall well-being. The state of Texas asked for emergency licenses for two private centers that house immigrant families, but the emergency would...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Texas seeks delay in Obama immigration case at Supreme Court

*If the delay is granted the case may not be heard while Obama is in office. These are the “x’s” and “o’s” of the matter: The Supreme Court clerk routinely grants extensions; the DOJ can oppose the request,...

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...

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