• The Legacy of Dr. King is Being Lost Among too Many Young People of Color

    LatinaLista — Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior would have been 78 years old. Had he lived, what would he have thought about what's going on today? Though he would have been somewhat pleased about the strides people of color have made within mainstream society, he most probably would have been disgusted...

  • Update on U.S. Concentration Camp for Immigrant Families

    LatinaLista — If you're a regular reader of Latina Lista, then you remember when we first reported last month about the T. Don Hutto Residential facility in Taylor, Texas. T. Don Hutto Residential facility According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fact Sheet: The facility provides an effective and humane alternative...

  • Privatized Immigrant Detention Facilities for Families Revealed to be Modern-Day Concentration Camps

    LatinaLista — One of the more disturbing stories that surfaced after the Swift meat plant raids was how too many children were left without a parent and/or farmed out to friends and families with no immediate word on how they will be reconnected with their mami and papi. But if news filtering...

  • High School Student Touched by Swift ICE Raid Asks “What Rights do I Have?”

    LatinaLista — News of yesterday's raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, at six plants owned by the meat processing company Swift & Company, greeted most of us early this morning. (Source: ICE.gov) With frontpage headlines or lead stories broadcasting the surprise round-up of what is now calculated to be 1,282...

  • Illegal Immigrant: The New Catchall Phrase

    LatinaLista — According to the online reference site, TheFreeDictionary, the term "catchall" means: "Something that encompasses a wide variety of items or situations." Big sorpresa that the newest catchall phrase quickly climbing the charts of popular usage in the English language is (drum roll here): ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS! You think it's exaggeration? Well,...

  • Why the Battle for Civil Rights and the Fight for the Undocumented are Similar

    LatinaLista — It's rather ironic that on a day when ground is being broken for the construction of the first memorial on the National Mall to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., that yet another town is passing ordinances to drive out people they deem undesirable. Tonight, in Farmers Branch, Texas, a suburb...

  • Federal and Local Law Enforcement Run Risk of Violating Legal Latinos’ Rights

    LatinaLista — It was anticipated this was going to happen — federal immigration agents in their zeal to round up undocumented immigrants make a mistake and subject legal Latinos to the kind of kick-in-the-door, gun-in-your-face behavior usually reserved for hardened criminals. Marie Justeen Mancha (Source: 11alive.com) But it happened in all its...