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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Donald Trump Gambles on Immigration but Sends Conflicting Signals

*He wasn’t so tough in Mexico, was he? Then he comes back to Phoenix and barks again. Typical Trump. VL By Patrick Healy, The New York Times (5 minute read) Donald J. Trump made an audacious attempt on Wednesday to remake his image on the divisive issue of immigration, shelving his plan to deport 11 million undocumented

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

*From a U.S. Latino perspective, even among his supporters and GOP partisans, yesterday was a fail for Trump. VL By Katie Gluleck and Kyle Cheney, Politico (3 minute read) Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

“¡Orale Donald! ¡Como J__s!”

*Henry Flores says his take on the Trump Mexico visit can’t be published here. You’ll have to fill-in the spaces. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Perdoname pero  I had to put spaces in the...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Documenting The Dead On The Arizona Border: Lonely Remains Are Matched To Lost Loved Ones

*The remains of 900 deceased undocumented migrants remain unidentified. VL By Michel Marizco, Fronteras Desk On August 8 of this year, a U.S. Border Patrol agent tracking a group of illegal immigrants from Mexico came upon the...

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

How many legal immigrants are we deporting?

*Part of the problem is that  there is no right to legal representation for immigration proceedings. ICE is secretive about its statistics so there’s no way of knowing how many deportees may have been residents. VL By...

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

America’s ‘toughest sheriff’ should face jail time, judge says

*The clincher here is that even if the prosecutor decides to not go after Arpaio, Judge Snow can appoint a special prosecutor. Arpaio, by the way, is up for reelection. VL By Nicolas Loffredo, Newsweek (4 minute read)...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Ancient Mayan languages are creating problems for today’s immigration courts

*Aside from the backlog of 500,000 cases in immigration courts, there’s this. VL By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times The day Vinicio Nicolas found out whether he would be allowed to stay in the United States, and hopefully...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Tijuana, cops, & why people leave Mexico

*It’s a true, tough question. Mexicans are incensed at the thought of a Trump wall. But, why are so many of them willing to risk their lives to leave? VL By Sam Quiñones, DREAMLAND I have no...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

What 2 Canadian Kids Crossing The Border Playing PokemonGo Tells Us About Immigration Enforcement

*Imagine if these had been little brown kids crossing the border in some Arizona town. Think they would have called their mom to come fetch ’em? VL By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress In an incident that...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This Alabama newspaper column on immigration from 1893 will blow your mind

*If you can get past the clickbait headline, this is a very good read. It’s an opinion piece written in April of 1893 in the Troy Democrat, from Troy, Alabama. But it could well have been written...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

With deportation relief at stake, South’s Latinos could swing presidential race

*Fear in politics cuts both ways. The next president will nominate a ninth justice of the Supreme Court, determine the future of deferred action programs and deportation raids, and have the pressure of pushing immigration reform. Few...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

More Shattered Families

*What’s next after the Supreme Court’s non-ruling on the president’s executive actions on immigration? There’s a plan to call for a moratorium on deportations, deportation defense campaigns and an overhaul of the privatized detention system. Also, do...

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The Paradox of Immigration: Opposition Is Strongest Precisely Where There Are the Fewest Immigrants

*I’ve said this for a long time. The less immigrants there are, the higer the hatred towards them. VL By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones  (1.5 minute read) James Fallows is in western Kansas around Dodge City, where many...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican...

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