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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

No crayons? Immigration bans attorneys from bringing colors to asylum seeking kids

*This is just wrong. How do you not let kids have crayons? VL By Brett Barrouquere, Houston Chronicle (1.5 minute read) Attorneys visiting clients at south Texas immigration detention center can bring many things with them. Legal briefs, notebooks, pens and books among them. But, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement imposed a new rule recently – no

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of ‘Dreamers’ before Trump takes office

*It’s within his power to do this. I’m positive it would p.o. Trump and it would add a layer of security for DREAMers. VL By Sarah D. Wire. Los Angeles Times (1.5 minute read) With President-elect Donald Trump...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They’ve Never Had It Easy

*There’s deep irony in this piece. Latino kids will survive taunts and discrimination in their schools, that’s the good thing. But they’ll survive because it’s not a new thing, they’ve been surviving for generations, that’s the irony....

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

US bishops’ conference elects first Hispanic vice president

*The U.S. bishop’s sent a message, the church will stand by immigrants. VL By Dennis Coday, National Catholic Reporter Electing a president and vice president from regions with high immigrant populations, the U.S. bishops’ conference could be seen...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Chicago Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

*There are lines being drawn in the sand all over the country. Trump says he will block federal funding to Sanctuary Cities. VL By Richard Gonzalez, NPR (2 minute read)   Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel added his...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Trump starting to sound like Obama on immigration

*Another point Trump will have to face is the reality that, at most, there are 800,000 undocumented immigrants wth criminal records, not 2 or 3 million. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3.5 minute read) WASHINGTON...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

*With Trump’s election immigrant communities have gone from hopeful anticipation to circling the wagons. Many are preparing for the worst. VL By Elena Shore, New America Media (7 minute read) SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Julian Castro warns of ‘severe consequences’ of Trump’s win for his community

*It’s next to impossible to see the man who spat such divisive vitriol from the stump now cast himself as a unifier. VL By Cameron Joseph, New York Daily News (2.5 minute read)  As the funereal Clinton...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Clinton, Trump on 6 Key Issues Latinos Are Voting On

*Yes, let’s get to the issues. It’s about time, better late than never and all that . . . Climate change, national security, health care, immigration, jobs. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (11 minute read) WASHINGTON...

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Tim Kaine delivers Phoenix speech in Spanish on Latino voter impact, immigration

*Why stump in Arizona in Spanish? Because 13.2 percent of Arizona’s Latino vopters have already gone to the polls, that’s an increase from 2012. And because Real Clear Politics’ polling average gives Trump a 4 point advantage...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Election’s Intolerant Tone Stokes Fears for Latino Students

*Two-thousand teachers were polled about how the presidential campaign had affected schools. More than 66 percent of them said that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants, and Muslims— were concerned or feared what might happen after the election....

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Breaks Down Why Saying ‘Illegals’ Is Wrong On So Many Levels

*She called-out a Trump surrogate for using the “i” word. It was epic. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

*Not everyone agreed with the traffic-stop tactic. Are actions like these productive? VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) At around 8 a.m. EST , 10 immigrant and voting rights activists shut down the upper level...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

‘Get a sugar daddy’: Austin ad urges immigrants to use dating site to dodge deportation

*Arrangementfinders says it “connects men and women looking for mutually beneficial arrangements.” The point is to help undocumented women, they say. VL By Liz Farmer,  Dallas Morning News (2 minute read) A dating site recently put up a billboard...

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