Hispanic Chamber of Congress Says Trump Pulled Out of Meeting to Appease Anti-Latino Base

The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the biggest Latino business organization in the country, says Trump agreed to participate in a Q&A this month but cancelled out of nowhere because, the Chamber posits, he was afraid of alienating the frenzied anti-Latino masses that form much of his base. »10/02/15 4:00pm10/02/15 4:00pm

Anti-Abortion Activist Troy Newman Deported From Australia, Calls Himself a 'Political Prisoner'

The anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, who currently heads Operation Rescue and who sits on the board for the Center for Medical Progress, has been ordered deported from Australia. Newman flew to Melbourne despite knowing his visa had been cancelled. He is being held at an immigration detention center until he is… »10/02/15 10:50am10/02/15 10:50am

Scott Walker Wants to Build a Wall Between the US and Canada

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the annoying kid in your government class who elicited groans every time he opened his mouth about “the immigrant problem” or “what we should do about the middle east,” look no further than presidential candidate Scott Walker. The man who has never answered one question… »8/31/15 1:04pm8/31/15 1:04pm

Questioning Trump's Insane Immigration Plan Doesn't Make Mexican-American Journalist an 'Activist'

After Jorge Ramos, Univision/Fusion anchor and one of the best journalists on television, was attacked by Donald Trump for doing his job, the Washington Post thought it prudent to run a story about how Ramos is becoming an “activist” because he cares about immigration reform, like so many other immigrants. »8/26/15 2:45pm8/26/15 2:45pm

For SoCal Girls Like Me, Romeo Santos and Bachata (Almost) Sound Like Home


When Romeo Santos walked offstage toward the pump fake ending of the first of his three Barclays Center performances last month, the crowd of Romeístas was unified in our ravenous desire for more. “PROPUESTA INDECENTE!” we all screamed, playing along despite knowing full well the King of Bachata wouldn’t let the night… »8/25/15 10:40am8/25/15 10:40am

Migrant Women Freed from Detention Still Forced to Wear Ankle Monitors

Attorneys for migrant women freed from South Texas detention facilities earlier this month say their clients are being forced to wear ankle monitors by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The lawyers also say the release process has been full of “coercion, disorganization, and confusion,” and that the women are… »7/27/15 4:50pm7/27/15 4:50pm

Mike Huckabee: Donald Trump Isn't Racist, Just 'A Plain-Spoken Guy'

In an already-forgotten ad aired earlier this year, Mike Huckabee’s America Takes Action group said illegal immigration leads to a “bad element” coming into the country, including “drug runners, terrorists and human traffickers”—all of this according to a rancher in the ad, who acts as a Huckabee mouthpiece. »7/14/15 12:50pm7/14/15 12:50pm

Migrant Mothers and Children to be Freed from Texas Detention Centers 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday night that they will begin the process of releasing about 2,000 women and children who have been detained for more than a year at two federal immigration detention facilities in South Texas. ICE said that going forward it “will not generally detain” mothers… »7/14/15 10:10am7/14/15 10:10am

Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… »6/30/15 2:00pm6/30/15 2:00pm

The People Vs. Nan-Hui Jo: Domestic Violence Victim Becomes Criminal

In the late afternoon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, a petite Korean mother of one walked into the lobby of the Yolo County Jail wearing army fatigue pants, with tears streaming down her face. Convicted by a jury in February, she’d been locked up in the Northern California holding facility for a total of nine months. In… »6/11/15 3:10pm6/11/15 3:10pm