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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 to ensure that refugees make their asylum hearings. VL By Eric Galatas, Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas –

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,...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant

*A very reasoned argument in favor of open borders. It demolishes the idea of the anti-immigration, zero-sum economy myth. Immigration expands the economy, and creates more jobs and more wealth. Immigrant growth in the U.S. actually helps...

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Iowa Pastor Deported Back to Honduras

*This happened today, in the era of Obama’s ordered “prosecutorial discretion.” Either this is a one-off case, or the immigration rank-and-file is blatantly disregarding the president’s directive. VL By Juan Escalante, Latino Rebels Last weekend we reported...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

*Two things I like very much here: data visualization and context. This is a very cool, interactive way to see how immigrants have come to the U.S., from all over the world. I provides good context for...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Schools after the surge: Swamped by migrant kids, Miami-Dade district seeks more funding

*The second of a four part series by Fox News Latino about how some schools and school districts are coping with the sudden increase in students due to the surge of unaccompanied child immigratns of the past...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Schools after the surge: How they’ve dealt with 2014’s flood of undocumented minors

*There was so much speculation at the time of the unaccompanied minor surge along the border. How much would it cost to house the children, to educate them, should they be in U.S. schools? Ther was no...

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Losing licenses in New Mexico

By Tom Trowbridge, Latino USA New Mexico was one of the first states in the country to allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. Now, Republican Governor Susana Martinez wants to repeal the law, as do about...

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

*This lack of due process is happening in the U.S., the beacon of democrcy, the shinning city on a hill. “What was a border crisis is now a due process crisis.” The President ordered these child cases...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Death on Sevenmile Road

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer The pickup truck accelerated. Jose Isabel Coj Cumar could see the glow of the sun through the thin black fabric that concealed him and the five other men in the...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Arpaio’s contempt could mean payout for profiled victims

*Things clear and unclear: there is videotaped evidence, corroborated by interviews, that Arpaio’s deputies continued to profile for undocumented immigrants after a federal judge ruled that the practice must stop. What’s unclear is how many immigrants were...

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