Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Support Rallies Behind Latino Permanent Residents Ready to Become Citizens

Amid growing fear and uncertainty that the Trump Administration could introduce tougher immigration policies, Latino permanent residents are seeking to become citizens to avoid the possibility of deportation. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), is one organization leading citizen workshops and like efforts, to help educate and facilitate the […]

Latino Legal Minds Support Garland Nomination

Yesterday morning, President Obama nominated federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court. This nomination came as a surprise to some who had hoped for a candidate that would increase the high court’s diversity. Nevertheless, many Latino legal experts stated that they support the president’s nomination. Thomas […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats Come to the Aid of Latino Community

Last week, in what can only be classified as a big victory for our community, congressional Democrats were able to kill a bill that would have cut federal funds to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws, even the most draconian among them. Known as “sanctuary cities,” these cities, with the purpose of […]

Mexico Turn up Heat to Stem Flow of Central American Child Migrants

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute indicates that Mexico is on track to surpass the United States for the first time in the apprehension of child migrants, an apparent reflection of a new embrace of its “immigration enforcer” role. Migration to Mexico from the Northern Triangle – Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala – […]

Comentarios from Maria: Trump May Be the Worst, but Beware of the Other Republican Candidates

Last week, Donald Trump committed what can be considered one of the most monumental errors of his short campaign for president of the United States, attacking Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential Latino reporters in the U.S. with programs on Univision and Fusion. Ramos was in a press conference with Trump and had the […]

Obtaining Driver’s Licenses Differs for DACA Recipients

President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have provided undocumented immigrants with the necessary paperwork to obtain driver’s licenses in eligible states but, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, obstacles remain as some states have challenged the executive actions and the DACA recipients’ hopes to legally drive in the […]

Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging conversation about old […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk about immigration […]

Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In 2014, Immigration Reform Must Be A Priority”

For the past year, people from across the country have come to see firsthand how dysfunctional Washington can come to be: Republicans forcing a government shutdown, failure to expand unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, and the their obsession with repealing Obamacare. But despite all of the partisanship that consumes Washington on a daily basis, […]