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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Vietnam War veteran fears he could be deported

*This Vietnam veteran, born in Mexico, was awarded two Purple Hearts and given U.S. citizenship after his service. He’s misplaced his documents and after paying $345 the government wants more proof that he is who he says he is. He’s afraid he’ll be deported because he can’t prove he’s a U.S. citizen. VL By Ashlei

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The radically old-fashioned solution for America’s immigration crisis

*Latinos will fuel 25% of the U.S. economy by 2020, we will purchase 50% of homes in the next 20 years, we’re increasing in college enrollment when overall enrollment is declining, and they want to talk about...

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse

*This is very good investigative work. VL By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica (2.5 minute read)  The men on the mountain road in rural Guatemala looked to have averted disaster. Their truck was teetering on a mountainside, but they’d...

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Texas leads 10 states in urging Trump to end DACA

*This offensive against DREAMers doesn’t end. Now, Texas and another 9 states have asked Trump to rescind DACA. VL By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune   Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Thursday urged...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Trump Ditches His Promise to ‘Terminate’ DACA

*It was the right thing to do. VL By Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (3 minute read)   Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United...

Monday, June 12th, 2017

ICE agents arrest high schooler hours before prom

*The first thought that came to my mind when I read this: ¡Que poca ma . . . ! VL By Michael P. McKinney and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, AZ Central (3.5 minute read)   OSSINING, N.Y. — Federal immigration authorities...

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Federal Judge Calls a Critical Part of Texas ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Crackdown Unconstitutional

*This is huge.  A Federal Judge says immigration detainers are unconstitutional. It makes sense, you can’t hold people with no charges on an administrative warrant. VL By Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current (4.5 minute read)   The same...

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Immigration and Trust

*This is fascinating. Trust equals assimilation and the trust level of second-generation Americans is the same as that of Americans whose families have been in the U.S. for at least four generations. Do you think most other...

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Apparently, all you have to do to be deported is be hit by a truck

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)    That’s what happened to Marcos Antonio Huete, 31, an immigrant from Honduras whose bicycle’s back-tire was hit by truck, crashing Huete to the asphalt. A cop came to investigate,...

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

*Why you should read this: Because the anxiety is real and not just in California. VL By Claudia Boyd-Barrett, New America Media (6.5 minute read)   Each time 17-year-old Stephanie gets a call or text message on her cell...

Friday, May 12th, 2017

One Republican’s plan to save money: Turn 82,000 non-English-speaking school kids over to ICE

*Why you  should read this: Because the underlying story is about how this type of extreme bigotry has been emboldened in the Trump era. Becasue it’s a cautionary tale that needs to be amplified. Becasue this guy...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Texas Governor launches preemptive sanctuary-city lawsuit. MALDEF says it’s on!

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)    Did you hear the one about the Governor who sued some of his state’s citizens because he thought they were going to sue him first? It has a great...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The real story of Latino immigrants – setting roots

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)   Buried in the fourteenth and fifteenth paragraph of a Pew Hispanic Center FacTank post is the future of Latinos in the U.S. That’s not what the post is about. The...

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The number of undocumented is at a longtime low. And it has nothing to do with Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   I’m going to put this out there before certain tenants in the White House take cold facts and spin-off derivative alternate ones. The number of undocumented persons in the...

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