Monday, September 14th, 2015

Business leaders must speak out against Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

*While Donald Trump’s popularity continues to rise among GOP voters, his peers in the business community are starting to speak out against his campaign and policies. America Online co-founder Steve Case wrote this opinion piece for the Washington Post. He takes Trump to task and provides evidence of how immigrants are the ones who make

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Mexicans Are the Most Successful Immigrants

*Mexicans are, in fact, the most successful immigrants when you take their starting point into account. Success, in this case, is measured by the road traveled and not by the place you finish. Other immigrant groups reach...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Judge Will Hear Birth Certificate Case Next Month

*In four weeks a judge will hear the case of the Mexican families who were denied their child’s birth certificates. The children are U.S. citizens and the reason given for the denial was a lack of proper...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush Co-Chaired Group That Told Politicians Not To Say ‘Anchor Baby’

*Last week Jeb Bush used the “anchor baby” term during a stump speech. A reporter asked him if he understood that the word was offensive to some people. Bush responded, “give me a better term.” VL  ...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of ‘Alien’

*This is the kind of “inside baseball” that I know many Taquistas enjoy discussing. I like these stories because they add context to a larger debate, in this case the language of immigration – “anchor babies,” and...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

What do we mean when we talk about assimilation?

*Let’s clear a misunderstanding. How do you assimilate into a nation of immigrants, whose culture is constantly changing, whose history of immigration and assimilation is more myth than reality? This is a good piece by Aaron Sanchez....

Monday, August 17th, 2015

U.S. court throws out Arizona sheriff’s immigration policy challenge

*Arpaio says he would be hampered by Obama’s executive actions because they would produce more crime. An appeals court said, no. Arpaio says he wants a supreme Court hearing. VL By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) –...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Despite Ruling, Detained Immigrants Face Uncertainty

*A federal judge says Obama’s got to let 2000 detained women and children go from immigration detention centers. The judge  says a 1997 law  states undocumented children must be held in the “last restrictive setting.” The Obama...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

GOP Criticizes Trump, Insulting Hispanics Again

*There are several things to point out. One is that Latinos aren’t really on the GOP radar, because if they were their collective response to Trump’s remarks about Mexicans would have been as strong as the reaction...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Children of Immigrants Denied Citizenship

*The more attention this issue gets, the better. The problem of questionable documentation has long been a problem, to varying degrees, along the border. But it goes beyond being a specific border issue – all that does...

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Immigration Agents Find Common Cause with Hate Groups

*Remember the anti-immigrant protests in Murrieta, California, where the protesters blocked the passage of buses carrying undocumented women and children? New reporting indicates that protest organizers received information about the bus route from a Border Patrol officer....

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Washington Perspective: The Right’s Cognitive Dissonance, or the “Dick Cheney Effect”

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco When the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, more than a few people couldn’t help but think about the former Vice President’s struggle with this issue.  At a time...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Migrants victims of ‘throwaway society’, says Pope

*I would call this a signal of what we should expect for Pope Francis to say when he visits the U.S. in September. He’ll be addressing a joint session of congress and some Republican legislators and presidential...

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s security team booted Latino group from speech, leaders claim

*The day of Bush’s announcement the attention was on the group of immigration protesters who got into the event and caused Jeb to go off script.  But not all groups were allowed to stay in the venue....

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