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Monday, January 26th, 2015

Jorge Ramos, Voice of Latino Voters on Univision, Sends Shiver Through G.O.P.

*This story hasn’t quieted with time. It’s getting bigger and louder. VL By Jackie Calmes, The New York Times DORAL, Fla. – Jorge Ramos, the Univision and Fusion anchor who is often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, was in his suburban Miami broadcas studio when he all but pounced on the chairman of

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Report: 85,000 temporary driver’s licenses issued to Illinois’ undocumented immigrants

*10 states, and the District of Columbia, offer drivers licenses to undocumented residents. VL By Fox News Latino More than 85,000 undocumented immigrants living in Illinois have driver’s licenses under a new state program. The tally comes...

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Here’s the Republican strategy for stopping Obama on immigration

*For those of you looking for cover from the hype and seeking answers to basic functional questions regarding the new congress and immigration, this is a piece you should read. It cuts through the mess about what...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Obama seeks help of Mexico’s Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

*No report yet if Obama and Peña Nieto discussed the missing 43 students in Mexico. Interestingly, Fox News chose to include Cuba in their headline about a meeting between the Presidents of the U.S. and Mexico. VL...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Judge blocks sheriff Joe Arpaio’s raids on undocumented workers in Arizona

*This is good, kinda. The federal ruling says Arpaio’s raids are probably unconstitutional. So a judge stopped them. We’ll see if this preeliminary injunction holds up. VL   By Rory Carroll, The Guardian A federal judge has...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Why there will be no movement on immigration in 2015

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Let me be the bearer of bad news: immigration reform will not happen in 2015. In fact, let me be candid: anything you hear coming from the 114th congress about immigration will be...

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

5 Issues Latinos Will Watch In 2015

*Good list to kick-start the year. I especially like “politicos in the wings” and “census” … and the fact that immigration isn’t at the top. VL By Suzzane Gamboa, NBC News The Republicans take over when Congress returns...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

The ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Immigration and Healthcare Reform

*DAPA takes up where DACA leaves off. But in some cases DAPA deosn’t go as far as DACA. Some, though, may not be able to access ACA. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media LOS ANGELES –...

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Arizona DREAMers Can Get Driver’s Licenses Starting This Week

*It took the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide that this wasn’t an issue. But don’t hold your breath, this is Arizona after all. I suspect there will be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. VL...

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

First Latina Confirmed To Lead Immigration Agency, ICE

*Saldaña is a former 8th grade teacher, Texas native, U.S Attorney. Her charge will include implementing the President’s executive action on immigration and helping to fend-off the anticipated GOP attempts to block it. VL By Suzanne Gamboa,...

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama

*Immigration activists are in a rush to get as many immigrants in the pipeline as possible before the new congress acts on the President’s executive action. Congressional GOP have vowed to stop the process that President Obama...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Feds: Racial profiling is bad…except at airports and the border

*These new rules apply to immigration agents. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) asked the obvious question:  “How can race help a Border Patrol agent or customs officer do a better job in a city like El Paso,...

Monday, December 8th, 2014

New Study Finds Immigration Officers Ordering Unlawful Deportations

*Finding: ” … an astounding 83 percent of people deported in 2013 were removed without a hearing or a chance to see an immigration judge.” VL By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer More than two million people...

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A Deportee’s Story

*We lose so much human context when we argue about immigration only in terms of politics. This is a short piece, but it’s filled with humanity. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The other day, I...

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