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SCOTUS Sets Up Potential Immigration Train Wreck

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 min 41 sec ago
SCOTUS Sets Up Potential Immigration Train Wreck

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The Supreme Court issued a decision last month (Pereira v. Sessions) that could have pote...

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Immigration Brief: The Immigration Debate

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 min 41 sec ago
Immigration Brief: The Immigration Debate

Bryan Griffith
July 19, 2018 - 6:23pm
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Are the Brios the future of Sun Metro?

ElPasoSpeak - 7 hours 12 min ago

We may have figured out what Sun Metro is really doing with the new Brio lines they are setting up across the city.

Driver-less cars will be here sooner than any of us think.  Even if we are wrong about this ride hailing services will continue to grow.

The net effect for Sun Metro might be that their only income opportunity is for long haul (across town) transportation.

Other solutions, be they driver-less cars or ride hailing/sharing, will become more attractive both from an economic and convenience standpoint.  We are seeing  shorter runs being handled more and more by these new alternatives in big cities across the nation.

Is Sun Metro trying to build a new delivery model with the Brio?

Some of you will probably take us to task for presuming that anyone at the city can think that far ahead.

We deserve better

Brutus

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What Milton Friedman Really Said About Immigration and Welfare

US Immigration Reform Forum - 12 hours 6 min ago
What Milton Friedman Really Said About Immigration and Welfare

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Crops are rotting in the fields. Developers can't find workers to hang dry wall. Summer tourist hotspots (such as

Presentation by UTEP Prof. Dino Chiecchi to NAHJ Board of Directors on national Latino journalists survey

Borderzine - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:53pm

Dino Chiecchi’s remarks to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists during the NAHJ convention July 2018 regarding results of the national survey on job satisfaction among Latino journalists.

Among the most startling news gleamed from this survey is that nearly one quarter of the respondents – many of them NAHJ members – said they are considering leaving journalism within five years. And another 32 percent said they were not sure if they’d remain journalists.

Let that sink in – 54 percent of respondents are at the very least unsure if they will remain journalists or they will be gone in five years.

These numbers are staggering and should be a wake-up call for this board, and for recruiters and media leaders.

Labor statistics show 32,000 people are employed as journalists now – a drop from 41,000 in 2010 – and the Occupational Labor Handbook predicts a nearly 10 percent decline in those numbers in the coming years. Our survey shows that the decline could be higher among Latino journalists.

Our survey did not specifically ask why people are considering leaving the profession, but we can surmise a few steps to try to stem the exodus.

More than 10 percent of the respondents said they are not satisfied with the training opportunities in the newsroom. Respondents have an appetite for training. They recognize the path to job satisfaction and retention is through being thoroughly trained for all that lies ahead.

Some 25 percent of our respondents said they would like to attend training either at regional or national NAHJ meetings, or the meetings of other professional organizations. And another 40 percent said they’d like to receive training at a college or university near their homes.

Respondents said they have expressed an interest in moving into management. However, 15 percent of the respondents said they are dissatisfied with the responses from their managers when they expressed their desire to move into management.

Promotion opportunities are limited and more than 40 percent of the respondents said they were not satisfied with the opportunities available to them.

Clearly, the key to both job satisfaction and retention, is more training, both here and at colleges and universities for people already in business.

This convention’s focus is a fantastic step in the right direction. However, you must not let up.

These results show us that respondents are headed out the door and going into other professions if moves aren’t made quickly.

Thank you for your time.

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Twenty two percent of Latino journalists say they are considering leaving the journalism profession, national survey shows

Borderzine - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:24pm

Miami – July 18, 2018 – Latino journalists are dissatisfied with their current salaries, limited options to increase them and a lack of opportunities for training and promotion in the nation’s newsrooms, according to a study conducted by University of Texas at El Paso researchers and NAHJ.

As a result, 22 percent of the respondents said they are considering leaving the journalism profession because of their dissatisfaction, the survey showed. While more than 40 percent of the respondents said they intend to remain in the profession, another 32 percent are not sure.

“The results reinforce our suspicion that Latino journalists are frustrated and stymied by the lack of opportunities for professional growth,” said Zita Arocha, one of the authors of the study and an associate professor of practice at the University of Texas at El Paso. “It’s alarming that so many say they plan to leave the profession in five years when the industry is in dire need of more Latinos in leadership and editorial positions to ensure proper coverage of Hispanic issues, especially politics and immigration.”

Related: Remarks on Latino journalist survey to NAHJ board of directors

NAHJ President Brandon Benavides said he’s concerned many Latino journalists aren’t sure if they will continue in the profession over the long haul, and are not satisfied with promotion and leadership opportunities in their workplaces. With the disadvantages that Latino journalists face in their goals for career development, it’s no surprise that many are considering leaving the journalism profession because they feel they are undervalued and without equal opportunity to succeed.

One solution to this effect is providing and promoting more support for the development and advancement of Latino journalists. “The news industry needs to step up to address the serious issues of retention and promotion if they are truly committed to newsrooms that reflect the nation’s 21st century demographic,” Benavides said. The scarcity of Latino leadership in the journalism world is due to several factors, not least of which is a dearth in promotional advances.

The national survey, released today at the Knight Foundation, also showed 61 percent of the respondents said they were dissatisfied with their white non-Latino supervisors’ contributions to achieving better coverage of the Latino Community.

More than 230 Latino journalists responded to the online survey voluntarily and anonymously between Sept. 1, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018. Fifty seven percent of respondents were women; 61 percent work for legacy media and 33 percent work for Latino-oriented media.

Interestingly, 81 percent of respondents agreed that Latino editors contribute to better coverage of the Latino community; and 66 percent said they are satisfied with working under Latino supervisors.

Co-authors of the study are: Maria de los Ángeles Flores, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, and Federico Subervi, Ph.D., visiting professor of the School of Media & Communication at University of Leeds, UK. Dino Chiecchi, UTEP associate professor of practice and former NAHJ President, was a significant contributor to the project.

Funding for this study came from UTEP through The University Research Institute with support from NAHJ and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

You can see the Powerpoint Presentation here:

NAHJ LatinoSurveyPowerpoint 07-18-2018

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Mexicans Blamed For The Wrong Things

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:00pm
Many readers are under the mistaken belief that the drug violence and MS-13 are a product of México […]
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Video: Faith-based shelter gives migrants ‘hospitality, some semblance of humanity’

Borderzine - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:47pm

Volunteers at Casa Vides, a shelter for migrants in El Paso, explain how the non-profit provides comfort for people trying to navigate the U.S. immigration system. Casa Vides is one shelter in a sanctuary network for refugees and homeless poor managed by the faith-based Annunciation House.

This video story was produced as part of a collaborative reporting project with Borderzine staff and Youth Radio.

Summer job at El Paso migrant shelter proves ‘vastly different’ experience for Notre Dame students

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The N.Y. Times, Naturalization, and a Race for the Georgia Legislature

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:04pm
The N.Y. Times, Naturalization, and a Race for the Georgia Legislature

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Leftist Faculty, Students Reflexively Demand schools Cut Ties to ICE

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:04pm
Leftist Faculty, Students Reflexively Demand schools Cut Ties to ICE

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Left-wing faculty, alumni and students now are calling for the Johns Hopkins University end a partnership with ICE.


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Peter Svarzbein MIGHT Lose?

Max Powers - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:58pm
Okay, this is what I get for trying to edit typos while being stuck in rush hour. I was bashing Peter Svarzbein. And then I go back to fix something and hit "Delete" rather than "Publish" because a WhatsApp message came in and now I gotta start ALL over. This... Max Powers
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The Latest Target of the Trump Administration's Anti-Immigration Jihad: Naturalized Americans

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02pm
The Latest Target of the Trump Administration's Anti-Immigration Jihad: Naturalized Americans

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The Trump administration's unquenchable thirst to slam immigrants?unauthorized but also, as I wrote...

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What if the President Is a Secret Genius?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02pm
What if the President Is a Secret Genius?


Source: What if the President Is a Secret Genius?

--Center for Immigration Studies feed.
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On Selective Application of Common Sense Insights about Crime and Criminals, where Aliens Are Concerned

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02pm
On Selective Application of Common Sense Insights about Crime and Criminals, where Aliens Are Concerned

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On July 17, the Fox News "Special ...

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Unrest in the Rio Grande Valley

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02pm
Unrest in the Rio Grande Valley

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We returned to South Texas earlier this year for the seventh Center for Immigration Studies border tour. I...

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Fake News Shows Up at Asylum Court Hearings

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02pm
Fake News Shows Up at Asylum Court Hearings

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A claim that 96% of asylum seekers dutifully appear for their U.S. immigration court hearings is an encouraging bit of news. If it was true.


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Tucker Carlson is Stupid

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00pm
Before anyone gets too upset about the title it will all make sense once you read the post. […]
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Germany Just Agreed To Essentially Close Its Borders. How Did We Get Here?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:08pm
Germany Just Agreed To Essentially Close Its Borders. How Did We Get Here?

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The World Cup Ends. The Hangover Begins.

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:08pm
The World Cup Ends. The Hangover Begins.

As much as I love this tournament, I know that it can?t last forever.
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The High Cost of Non-Enforcement

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:08pm
The High Cost of Non-Enforcement

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In any other criminal context, lawsuits filed on behalf of the children of defendants for separation from...

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