Immigration

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

Brazil, Biden and the Border

Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 5:43 PM

America’s Political Violence Spills Over to Brazil (OPINION)

The violence that erupted in Brazil over the weekend has broad implications for Americans. Most immediately, it’s a reminder that instead of championing democracy, we’re exporting shameful coup tactics.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 11:53 AM

White House Pushes to Further Criminalize Asylum-Seekers (OPINION)

President Biden’s new border policy is being met with mixed reviews as heavy criticism is lobbed at the administration for continuing Trump-era guidelines.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 5:20 PM

US Law Based on Anti-Latino Racism Fuels Immigration Fight

As thousands of children were taken from their parents at the southern border during a Trump administration crackdown on illegal crossings, a federal public defender in San Diego set out to find new strategies to go after the longstanding deportation law fueling the family separations.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 2:12 PM

Biden Visits US-Mexico Border in Face of GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of migrants crossing into the country.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Biden Toughens Border, Offers Legal Path for 30,000 a Month

President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. Instead, the U.S. will accept 30,000 people per month from those countries and Venezuela for two years as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors, and pass background checks.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 2:42 PM

Biden to Make First Visit to US-Mexico Border

President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border —his first trip there since taking office— in connection with his meeting next week in Mexico City with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 10:30 AM

Waj Invades America: Episode 1 With Maria Hinojosa

For this debut episode of #WajInvadesAmerica, host Wajahat Ali presents the latest in the world of white journalism and then welcomes Pulitzer winner Maria Hinojosa of Futuro Media to talk about #immigration narratives.

  • Dec 28, 2022
  • 1:26 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Rafael Reif on Leading — and Leaving — MIT (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this Latino USA episode, MIT president Rafael Reif reflects on his tenure and how his upbringing in Venezuela shaped his outlook on education. He also shares a message for Latino and Latina students who want to pursue higher education.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 12:51 PM

Mexico Shuts Down Large Migrant Camp in the South

The Mexican government has dismantled a massive migrant camp in the southern state of Oaxaca where tens of thousands of migrants have obtained temporary transit documents on their way to the United States border.

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Other People’s Couches (OPINION)

How Latino immigrants thumb their noses at America by butchering the English language.

  • Dec 6, 2022
  • 5:37 PM

Reporting an Old Story: Why Covering the Migrant Crisis in the Desert Matters Today (OPINION)

In her first piece for Futuro Investigates, Futuro Media founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa reflects on why the crisis of migrants crossing the desert, a decades-old story, should matter to all of us right now.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 4:19 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

Death by Policy: Crisis In The Arizona Desert (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this year-long investigation from Futuro Investigates, we dig into how the U.S. government’s decades-long “prevention through deterrence” policy has knowingly created a deadly funnel, pushing migrants crossing the border into the deadliest terrain in the country.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 11:21 AM

Futuro Investigates

On this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Futuro Media senior producers Julieta Martinelli and Roxanne Scott to discuss the debut Futuro Investigates story about the dangers migrants face in the Arizona desert.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 4:14 PM

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