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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

*Remember Trump’s Voter Integrity Commission? It got hit with a load of lawsuits, so now the whole thing is on hold. VL By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post (5 minute read)   President Trump’s voting commission on Monday asked states and the District to hold off submitting the sweeping voter data the panel had requested

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Seated next to Mexican leader, Trump says he wants Mexico to pay for wall

*¿Otra vez con la misma canción? You’d think that by now he would have told us how he intends to pull that off.  VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill  (2.5 minute read)  President Trump said Friday he “absolutely” wants Mexico...

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Trump whisperer: Marco Rubio has the president’s ear on Latin America

*This should surprise no one, there is no structure at the State Department to deal with Latin America, and Marco Rubio has emerged as Trump’s hemispheric expert – think Cuba re-do. VL By Alex Daugherty, Miami Herald...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

“Taco Trucks at Every Mosque” Celebrated Latino and Muslim Unity

*This is perfect! It should be done everywhere. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly (4 minute read)   Orange County’s Muslim and Latino communities broke bread—or rather, tortillas—last night at the second...

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia – Trump, Gerrymandering and Money

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read, 34 minute listen)  It’s safe to say that the just-ended Texas legislative session was the most acrimonious in memory. We can talk for days about why, but Rep. Rafael Anchia,...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

How Trump Won: White Working Class Voters Motivated by Fear of Immigrants not Economic Woes

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been saying this all along. Because mainstream media has been excusing political racism. Because ya basta with the whitewash. VL By Jason Le Miere, Newsweek (3 minute read)   It was...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Attacks Immigrants Who Made ‘Texas Miracle’ Possible

*Why you should read this: Because Latino legislators staged an epic battle in defense of sanctuary cities in Red-State Texas. Because the fight lasted until past 3am. VL The Texas Miracle would have been impossible without cheap...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus

*Why you should read this: Because it’s a good story. Because it shows the Trump effect from an unexpected place – circus attendance is down because of fear of deportation. VL By Daniel Blue Tyx, The Texas...

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Can we overcome public ignorance about immigration?

*Why you should read this: Because the article asks a pertinent question in these times when facts are subjective. Because it proves the premise that people fear what they don’t know; that immigrants are a net gain...

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Trump doesn’t get that sanctuary cities are about providing public safety

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  There’s a good editorial in the Chicago Tribune that takes Trump’s immigration plan to task. “Can President Donald Trump make America safer by taking money away from local police departments? Short answer:...

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if …

*Why you should read this: Because I’m not a big Navarrete fan, but his “you might be a racist” riff is good. VL By Ruben Navcarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute read)   With apologies to...

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Immigration advocates say Trump’s Immigrant Crime office is political bait

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)    NBC News reports that when Trump announced his office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE, during his recent speech on Capitol Hill there were moans and boos from...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

About Trump’s border fence, let’s focus. It’s not about his ego.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)   Let’s talk about the Trumpian border wall, because nothing sparks a conversation better than talk of grandiose, useless public projects. There’s no need to expound at length over this,...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Obvious Consequence Of Trump’s Immigration Policy That No One’s Talking About

*No one is talking about the fact that 60 percent of ag workers are immigrants. If they leave food prices will increase, farmers will chose to change their crops, agriculture imports will increase as well. Your diet-conscience...

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