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Friday, June 12th, 2015

Immigration lawyers group bitterly divided over Cecilia Muñoz’s pick as keynote speaker

*Some members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association say the White House Domestic Policy Director represents an administration that’s casued hostility and harm to immigrants. They don’t want her speaking at their annual conference. VL By Fox News Latino More than for the group’s annual conference next week. They claim Muñoz, who is the White

Friday, June 12th, 2015

How broken is our immigration system? We deport citizens

*No one knows the number of U.S. citizens who are detained by immigration authorities. Neither is it known how many citizens are deported. VL By Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star The deportation of Andres Robles Gonzalez was...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The Selective Service Provides for Conscientious Objectors

SPONSORED CONTENT By NewsTaco Does the U.S. Selective Service provide avenues for consideration for young men who identify as conscientious objectors? The answer is yes. , and not in combat. But the objector is required to provide...

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Detainees Fight for Freedom of Speech

*The main issue in this story is whether the undocumented have legal standing to seek protection under the First Amendment. Critics argue that if the Federal Government prevails it will, in effect, set-up a two-tiered society. The...

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Deported to Mexico: a lost generation

*This story picks-up where the reports of deported men, women and children leave off. What happens to the deported who, save for a paper that would make them “legal,” are American in their minds and in their...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

House Panel Tees Up Another Immigration Fight On Defense Bill

*This is looking to be a big fight on the floor of the House, and it should be coming soon.  It’s a defense appropriations bill, but the fight will be about DREAMers, and Obama’s executive actions on...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

*Not every road to citizenship is the same. There are as many stories as there are immigrants. This is a good story, though, and a statement of gratitude for help received along the way. VL By Carlos...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Immigrants are like rats and roaches … yeah, she said it

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It was recorded on the venerable CSPAN, a place for policy-wonk viewers where discussions are broadcast live, unedited, free of gatekeeper interference. The mother-in-law of well-known conservative pol David Bossie was handed a...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Identifying The Nameless: Advancing The Science Of Human Decomposition To Identify Deceased Migrants

*The idea is to return the bodies of the migrants who die crossing the desert to their families. But first the U.S. authorities must identify the migrant. It’s a long process. VL   By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras...

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Hundreds March in Dilley Protesting Family Detentions

*The Dilley family detention Center, in South Texas,  is the largest of its knd, operated by a for-profit company. At $300 per day per detainee, it’s lucrative for the corporation, but it’s not the most cost-effective way...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Immigration Fight Could Return to House This Month

*This one’s for all you policy wonks. Just when you thought the GOP-led congress would be quiet on immigration through May, defense spending pop’s up and so does Rep. Jeff Dunham and his ENLIST Act. VL By...

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Ted Cruz says Obama has fueled racial tensions

*This is part of an overdue meeting between Cruz and Javier Palomarez, president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Cruz was invited to the USHCC conference in 2014, he didnt’ show. To make amends Cruz agreed...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Task Force on New Americans Highlights Importance of Immigrant Media

*President Obama’s executive action on immigration was not only about deferred action, it was also about immigrant integration and the establishment of a Task Force on New Americans. And while DACA and DAPA have gotten the most...

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Texas House apparently headed in different direction on illegal immigration issue

*On the surface, this is so unlike Texas. A Republican state legislator filed a bill to give driving permits to undocumented workers? While the Texas Senate talks about tightening the laws against the undocumented. But below the surface,...

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