Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration
The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.
One Year After Uvalde, New Documentary Probes Guns, Grief & Texas Politics
Acclaimed journalist Maria Hinojosa examines aftermath of deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
A Nation of Hating Immigrants
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberto Lopez from the Texas Civil Rights Project to discuss the circumstances around the tragedy in Brownsville, Texas, and how the country has become a nation of hating immigrants.
Texas Mall Shooting Highlights Links Between Some Latinos and White Supremacy
Many people online have questioned how a Latino can have such intense racist and discriminatory beliefs, but the idea that Latinos cannot hold racist beliefs ignores facets of Latino culture that can lead some to become entrenched in far-right ideologies.
SUV Driver Hits Crowd at Texas Bus Stop Near Border; 8 Dead
Police are preparing to arrest the hospitalized driver of an SUV that slammed into a crowd, killing eight people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. At least 10 others were injured, authorities said.
After Backlash, Abbott Expresses Regret After Labeling Shooting Victims ‘Illegal Immigrants’
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed regret Monday after facing intense criticism for labeling all the victims of the Cleveland, Texas shooting rampage on Friday as “illegal immigrants,” even though it appears at least one of them was not undocumented.
Mexico Migrant Protest Sees Brief Closing of El Paso Bridge
A protest by some migrants led U.S. Customs and Border Protection to briefly close the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez early Monday.
Activists’ Network in Mexico Helps U.S. Women Get Abortions
A network of groups in Mexico provides virtual guidance as well as shipments of abortion pills for women who want to terminate a pregnancy on their own. Their work has sparked interest in the U.S. and a surge of requests for help, after the Supreme Court moved to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion last year.
LGBTQ Rights Under Attack
Julio welcomes Karma Chavez, professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of ‘Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities,’ to discuss the current legislative assaults on LGBTQ rights.
Latino Republicans Push Back on Party’s Immigration Agenda
The GOP has made inroads with Latino voters in recent years in much of the U.S. and especially in Florida. That strong showing, however, is leading to some tension as the newly emboldened Republicans in Washington aim to launch an aggressive agenda around immigration policy.
El Paso Shooter Admits to Targeting Latinos, Agrees to 90 Life Sentences
On February 8, the Texas man who carried out a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso in 2019 —which left 23 people dead and 22 injured— agreed to a plea deal in a 90-count indictment and agreed to accept 90 consecutive life sentences. He also admitted to specifically targeting Latinos.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the Biden administration has the right to decide which undocumented immigrants federal agents should prioritize for deportation.
In Search of the ‘Latino Vote’ (OPINION)
The “Latino vote” is the Holy Grail of politics, and locking it down is more difficult than people seem to have anticipated. A breakdown of why viewing Latino voters as a monolith is a mistake.
Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say
Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.
Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race for Reelection
GOP donors spent millions to unseat Hidalgo, a Democrat who leads the state’s most populous county, and take back a seat they lost four years ago. Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer conceded the race Wednesday morning.
2022 Elections: Latinos See Gains, But Many Races Still Too Close to Call
Latinos were running for top offices across 44 states, with political observers predicting a “historic” rise in Latino representation. Some elections have yet to be called, but even still, Latinos have made clear gains throughout the government.
‘We Need to Be Seen’: Record Number of Latinos Running in 2022 Elections
Tuesday’s midterm elections will likely see a “historic” rise in Latino representation in Congress, statewide offices, and state legislatures, according to a study conducted by NALEO. Latinos are running for top offices in 44 states.
Border Patrol Agents Fire ‘Projectiles’ on Migrants in El Paso
On Monday, after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, a group of Venezuelan and Honduran migrants was forced back by U.S. Border Patrol agents firing what a spokesman called “crowd control projectiles.”