Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young

*No surprise. I’ve heard that the immigrant mother tongue is lost in two generations. So many implications here. It’s the reason Univision ventured into Fusion, and bought a chunk of El Rey network. It also invalidates so many “English only” arguments. Researchers say it’s inevitable. What do you think? VL By CJens Manuel Krogstad, Pew

Monday, April 18th, 2016

MALDEF’s Thomas Saenz says he’s optimistic about Supreme Court immigration case

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Ten minutes can be eaither a blink or an eternity, and if that’s all the time you’ve got to make your case in the highest court in the land those ten minutes had better...

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Going Home to The Bronx

*I post this because I enjoyed reading it. You won’t find politics here, or any sort of controversy. It’s just a reporter going back to a place he once called home, and remembering people and places and...

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Complaint: Border Patrol Confiscates Deportee IDs, Money

*It’s a bi-national complaint. Activists from Mexico and the U.S. have joined to call attention to this issue. Belongings are gathered, put in storage and it’s up to the detainee to request for them to be returned....

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

State Anti-Immigration Laws Discourage All Latinos from Moving In

*There’s a line in this story that’s central to the problem and the immigration debate in general. It’s in the fourth paragraph, it says “This is a loss of human capital,” it’s attributed to Richard Wright, a co-author...

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Three narratives to avoid in conversations about unauthorized immigration

*This was written for journalists, but it’s pertinent to everyone who engages in conversations about immigration. If we’re to change the Latino narrative the first effort should be to change the frame, and these three basic things...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

High School Seniors, remember this as you plan the rest of your life

SPONSORED CONTENT There are two dates that Latino high school seniors should mark on their calendars. One is the entire month on March, because that’s when most colleges and universities send their final acceptance letters for the...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Texas Sheriffs, Jails on Immigration Front Line

*For all the talk about securing the border and being strong on immigration enforcement, it’s not the politicians who bear the brunt of it, it’s local, county law enforcement that’s stuck between federal law and the realities...

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Supreme Court Minus Scalia, a case breakdown

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (5.5 minute read) The big news over the weekend is the passing of Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Antonin Scalia. There’s been a relentless stream of reports and analysis about the effect of Scalia’s...

Monday, February 1st, 2016

U.S. rights group leads effort to identify Mexican immigrant on life support for 16 years

*What a tough story to read. An immigrant from Mexico has been on life support for 15 years. He’s finally identified using DNA. His family was notified, but this isn’t about a happy ending. There is a...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Seante probe faults government for migrant child abuse

*An Associated Press report published this week found that “more than two dozen unaccompanied children were sent to homes across the country where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay.”...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Migrants’ interest in voting rises

*Back in June, when Donald Trump made his infamous “Mexicans are rapists” campaign kick-off speech, there was a prediction: that Latinos would be so insulted by his remarks that they would rise and show their anger at...

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Why immigration is a big deal to conservatives

*You may have been asking yourself this same question. One answer is to brand immigration opponents as nativist – there’s a history of intolerance tied to extreme conservatism that’s hard to ignore. This piece sets that idea...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

U.S. illegal immigrant population falls below 11 million

*Facts are pesky things when you’re trying to convince voters that immigrants are swarming across the U.S. border. The number of undocumented in the U.S. has been declining steadily for the past decade and it’s now at...

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