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June 12, 2020

Trump’s immigration restrictionists have had a field day during the pandemic in contorting the nation’s immigration policies to fit their goal of eliminating Mexican migration. First, they blamed migrants. Now, they have a new target. This time, they could…

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May 22, 2020

Just one of the many legacies Trump will be forever cited for in history is how he lost allies. The latest ally to voice the US is not their friend is one Central American destination; Finally, a little ‘bright’…

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April 30, 2020

Yesterday, it was reported that Trump ordered the Pentagon to pull money from overseas projects towards building the border wall. While he contemplates possibly losing in November, he’s determined to leave office with reminders of his inhumane legacy. In…

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April 22, 2020

It used to be that crisis events brought out the best in everyone — especially our political leaders. Not so this time. The Trump administration continues to target those population segments or issues that rile his base the most….

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April 20, 2020

A new week brings news that Congress is closer to passing a follow-up stimulus bill to help small businesses. Yet, Politico reports that the White House is still fumbling over how to cover virus treatment for the uninsured; Another…

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April 10, 2020

Though we’re in self-isolation, many of us are thinking about Easter. In honor of this weekend, we’re serving up a basket of a dozen different headlines that touch on various issues, such as: Looking for Lysol? Here’s when we…

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April 8, 2020

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen how Trump and his allies have politicized this crisis. The worst act may have been Wisconsin’s Republican party blocking absentee voting and gambling that voters wouldn’t turn out. They were…

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April 2, 2020

This week’s unemployment numbers have been released: 6.6 million. Many of our family members, neighbors and friends are included in this dismal number and we know it’s only going to increase. And it’s the reason, like none in recent…

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April 1, 2020

Today is April Fool’s Day. While some of us equate what we’re living through as a sick joke, we know it’s not. In that vein, today’s LatinaLista is a broad mix of news stories that break our usual ‘niche’…

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March 31, 2020

As the New York governor pleads for more healthcare workers and city mayors and county commissioners are asking for more help to enforce stay-at-home orders, we find out that a little old virus isn’t keeping Trump from fulfilling his…

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March 23, 2020

Another week of living with the coronavirus reality means a new reality for more people everywhere: sheltering in place, working from home, more home-cooked meals, online education, etc. Under any other circumstances, it would seem like the ultimate stay-cation…

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February 25, 2020

Wrapping up his trip to India, Trump held a press conference (though his White House hasn’t had a press briefing in 300+ days and that’s unprecedented; The Conversation). During his briefing, Trump made it known he didn’t like what…

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January 8, 2020

A hallmark of this administration is that it often positions itself at the ‘eye’ of a hurricane of newsworthy events. It’s often said that this President purposely creates chaos to distract from those events that will harm him politically…

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November 12, 2019

Today is ‘D Day’ for thousands of undocumented young people who were raised believing they were ‘American,’ though what that term really means these days is elusive. For instance, the AP reports that the US, once a defender of…

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October 23, 2019

People not familiar with the symbiotic relationship of communities who live along either side of a country’s borders have a completely different impression of the reality of border living. That’s why when the Trump admin allowed the military to…

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October 22, 2019

From Day One, Trump has continuously dumbfounded, shocked, numbed, appalled – you get the idea. Now, some smart journalists have compiled an interesting list of Trump’s first 1,000 days. Warning: it ain’t pretty!; Ok, we know immigrants assimilate into…

By Kelly Lytle Hernandez The Conversation It was not always a crime to enter the United States without authorization. In fact, for most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal…