‘On the Divide’: Fighting for Choice in the Rio Grande Valley (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, co-directors Maya Cueva and Leah Galant talk about the long journey of capturing the story of this community, and why the film has only become more relevant today

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 8:08 PM

Rio Grande Valley Community Confronts Border Convoy Group from California (VIDEO)

This happened Friday in McAllen, Texas. Looks like Border Convoy continues to run into problems. In this video, Pete Santilli says Rio Grande Valley residents “work for thr drug cartels.” “McAllen is not Murrieta.”

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • 2:30 AM

From the Pulga to the Polls: Latina Looks to Keep South Texas District Blue

Born in McAllen and practically raised at her family’s flea market in the Rio Grande Valley, Michelle Vallejo is focused on defending Texas’ 15th congressional district from being flipped by her Trump-backed Republican opponent.

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Frequent Lockdowns May Have Contributed to Uvalde Tragedy

The new findings that a culture of lockdowns in Uvalde played some role in the failures on May 24 reflects how one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history intersected with immigration policies and thousands of Border Patrol agents, National Guard members, and state police assigned to apprehend migrants and stop drug traffickers.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Interview With ​Christopher Carmona (A Latino Book Review Podcast)

The Latino Book Review speaks with Christopher Carmona, author, poet, and interim director of Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, about his work, superheroes, the bloody history of the Texas Rangers, and more.​

  • Jul 11, 2022
  • 4:34 PM

First Latina University President, UnidosUS Founder Both Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Of the hundreds of recipients since 1963, only 20 Latinos have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Thursday, July 7, two more names were added to that prestigious list when President Joe Biden honored Texans Dr. Julieta García and Raúl Yzaguirre at the White House.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’

“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 3:17 PM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

South Texas Democratic Races Take Another Turn, With Calls of Victories and Recounts

On Monday afternoon, the Texas Democratic Party canvassed its primary runoff results, and the latest has South Texas progressive Michelle Vallejo leading opponent Ruben Ramirez by 30 votes in the 15th Congressional District, while in the South Texas 28th Congressional District, incumbent moderate Rep. Henry Cuellar leads progressive Jessica Cisneros by 281 votes.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 6:54 PM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Texas Moves to Ease Border Gridlock Over ‘Sense of Urgency’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world’s busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll.

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 1:54 PM

A Reimagined Pedagogy Is Needed Before We Return to In-Person Learning (OPINION)

More than ever, we need to reimagine a pedagogy from the ground up and build a democratic learning space that responds to students’ multiple interests, incorporates the diversity of knowledge and intellectual traditions, and fights all forms of oppression.

  • Mar 14, 2022
  • 12:20 PM

A Puerto Rico for a Ukraine (OPINION)

If the United States wants Russia to keep its hands off Ukraine, or wants any nation to respect its neighbors, it must first practice what it commands.

  • Feb 24, 2022
  • 6:09 PM

AOC, Ilhan Omar Support ‘Day Without Immigrants’ on Feb. 14

Carlos Eduardo Espina has over 2.4 million followers on TikTok and over 88,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. Now the 23-year-old is asking immigrants, in Spanish and English, to disrupt Valentine’s Day this year by not showing up to work, school, or the stores.

  • Feb 3, 2022
  • 2:26 PM

Fighting for Tejano Music With Veronique Medrano (A Latino USA Podcast)

Veronique dives into the origins and diversity of Tejano music, what her journey as a woman in a male-dominated industry has been like, and the importance of archiving and preserving Tejano music for generations to come.

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • 10:01 AM

US Pulls Out of Settlement Talks in Family Separation Suits

The U.S. government withdrew Thursday from settlement negotiations to end lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who were forcibly separated under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy.

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 4:02 PM

Poll: Latino Voters Split Between Democrats and Republicans

Latino men leaned Republican much more than Latinas, due largely to economic concerns, with Latino men saying Republicans have a better economic policy and Latinas saying Democrats were better with the economy

  • Dec 9, 2021
  • 1:37 PM

Inside the ‘Big Wave’ of Misinformation Targeted at Latinos

Heading into a midterm election in which control of Congress is at stake, lawmakers, researchers and activists are preparing for another onslaught of falsehoods targeted at Spanish-speaking voters. And they say social media platforms that often host those mistruths aren’t prepared.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 4:44 PM

Understanding Sponsorship Challenges for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Images of migrant children in cages dominate the media, but what happens to these children after they are released is sometimes far worse. A former director of case management shares her story of working with children to provide more insight into the lack of responsibility for unaccompanied children.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

Immigrants and Allies March ’11 Miles for 11 Million’ in El Paso

A coalition led by Border Network for Human Rights held a march in El Paso, Texas demanding a citizenship pathway for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 12:20 PM

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