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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 vowing to deport thousands of people in the country illegally, Rep. Judy Chu on Tuesday urged the Obama

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...

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, 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...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers

*There’s been a substantial year-to-year increase in the number of Central American immigrants detainees at the U.S. border. Many are families with children. VL By Michel Marizco, Fronteras (1 minute read) Newly released data shows the number of...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Federal Government Is Running Out of Funds to Detain Illegal Immigrants

*Wait, what? It’s a political budget thing, and if ICE doesn’t get the money be early November they’ll have to set “newly captured illegal immigrants, including high-priority arrests at the border” free. VL By Delvin Barrett, The Wall...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Joe Arpaio to face federal charges over Arizona immigration patrols

*A todo puerco le llega su San Martín. VL By Associated  Press (1 minute read) Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Changing Face Of US-Bound Migration: Rise In Africans And Asians Moving Through Mexico

*The faces of the undocumented crossing the border with Mexico is changing. There are more immigrants from Asia and Africa traveling to Mexico to make the trek north. VL By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Desk (3 minute read) TONALA,...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Federal Judge Bans ICE Detainers on Immigrants

*This is big news. From the article: “The order, issued last week in Illinois, bars ICE from requesting that local jailers detain potentially deportable prisoners for 48 hours when they would otherwise be free to leave.” VL...

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