Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Congressman Speculates ‘Illegal Aliens’ Could Be To Blame For Measles Outbreak

*There’s so much to lay-out here. First off, Mo Brooks’ ill timed, ill thought statement makes a case for comprehensive immigration reform. If those immigrants he calls “illegal” were documented they’d also have to be screened and immunized – it proves the public health benefit of the reform. The “line” for legalization (and health screening)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Seeking Asylum in Karnes City

*This is well worth the read. An inside look at a for-profit immigration detention facility in South Texas. VL By Victoria Rossi, The Texas Observer To get to Karnes City, we drove through a town that smells...

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Pope mulls crossing U.S.-Mexico border to show solidarity with immigrants

*The Papal visit is beginning to look very interesting. What do you think, game changer? No? VL By Fox News Latino The U.S.-Mexico border may someday see a high-profile crosser – Pope Francis. The intrepid pontiff raised...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Jeff Sessions to take over Senate panel overseeing immigration

*Gird your loins, this is going to be a rough ride. VL By Seung Min Kim, Politico Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), one of the most relentless critics of the Obama administration’s immigration directives, is taking over the...

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...

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,...

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