NewsTaco Rundown – January 25, 2019

Lawsuits Allege ‘Grave Harm’ To Immigrant Children In Detention – CNN

The Trump administration’s treatment of more than 10,000 immigrant children held in custody at shelters across the nation is coming under intense scrutiny. Numerous lawsuits claim the government is using the system of child confinement as a way to punish and deport kids and their families.


Denver Public Schools apologizes for letter that said striking teachers on visas could be reported to immigration – Denver Post

A racial justice organization says Denver Public Schools is intimidating immigrant teachers who are considering striking, but district officials called it an error.


Even Newt Gingrich thinks Trump’s deal for his border wall is a ‘mistake,’ and immigration hardliners are slamming the president’s proposals as ‘increasingly weak’ – Business Insider

President Donald Trump’s strategy for negotiating an end to a record-long government shutdown is garnering critics from across the political spectrum, with everyone from Democrats to prominent conservatives to hardline immigration hawks at odds with the Republican plan.


The problem with how we talk about immigration – Talk Media News

 Let’s admit it: President Trump’s “the wall” is the most-publicized immigration rallying cry in the U.S., even if it only loosely reflects how Americans actually feel about the underlying issues of migration, refugee admissions policy or border security. A majority of Americans don’t want a border wall and say openness to foreigners is an essential American value, but their collective voices can feel drowned out in the public discourse.


DPS threatened to report striking teachers to immigration – 9News

While disparities exist in every state, the states with the worst outcome gaps often have high median incomes and tend to be concentrated in the Northeast and the Midwest.


In life and death, Alzheimer’s disease looks different among Hispanic patients – MedicalXpress

Researchers at Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), part of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) when they were alive—and confirmed by autopsy—indicate many cognitive issues symptomatic of the condition are less noticeable in living Hispanic patients.


Here are 5 Latino-themed films to watch at Sundance – NBCNews

The 2019 iteration of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off Thursday and there are dozens of titles to choose from, including the opening night premieres of “Native Son,” “After the Wedding” and one of the films on this list, “The Edge of Democracy.”


Meet the app creator reducing restaurant food waste while making dining affordable – NBCNews

David Rodríguez is making waves in the tech industry with an app that lets users buy discounted, leftover food from local restaurants. “Why can’t people have quality food at a low discount, while also reducing waste?” said Rodríguez, the co-founder and CEO of Food for All.


Kushner floats deal of permanent protections for 1.8 million dreamers, LULAC chief says – The Charlotte Observer

Top White House adviser Jared Kushner told members of Latino advocacy organizations on Thursday that President Donald Trump was willing to give 1.8 million Dreamers permanent protections from deportation and to reopen the government in exchange for $25 billion in border security, including some wall funding, LULAC President Domingo Garcia said.


Study: Junk food ads target black, Hispanic kids – WHEC

Food companies are targeting black and Hispanic children with ads for junk food, a new report shows.

More than  $1 billion was spent in 2017 for commercials aired on black-focused and Spanish-language TV shows, according to a study released by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Most of those ads were for fast food snacks and, sugary drinks.


Sure, a lot of newspaper coverage of Latinos is negative — but not when it comes to cultural achievements – Washington Post

In President Trump’s Oval Office address on Jan. 8, he argued that “thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country” and that “uncontrolled, illegal migration … strains public resources and drives down wages,” particularly for “African Americans and Hispanic Americans.”


How the 1% profit off of racial economic inequality – The Guardian

An economy that’s rigged to benefit the richest 1% has left most of America behind. While wages for workers have remained flat for decades, expenses for healthcare, housing, and most basic needs have risen. Alongside record concentrations of income and wealth at the top, America’s racial wealth divide has persisted – or worsened.

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