* La Opinion says in this story that you should call 213-251-8481 if you speak Zapotec in the varieties of Miahuatlán, Mitla, Juchitán or San Francisco Lachirigui. Of if you speak Tzentzal, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Tojolabal, Ixil, or Maya as it's spoken in Yucatán. These are all languages and dialects spoken today in America that lack enough translators in the judicial system. Dealing with the system in a language you understand is guaranteed by the law, the story notes. Many new immigrants from rural Mexico or Central America speak neither English nor Spanish.
* KQED's California Report went with a hard investigative piece on Friday on horrible, abusive conditions at the T. Don Hutto Residential Detention Facility in central Texas, an immigrant family detention center run by a private firm for ICE. Immigrants who suffered living at Hutto tell stories of being timed by guards at mealtime, of children falling ill from the food, and of being blindfolded on trips to the hospital. Listen here.
* Texas is somehow a magnet for modern-day immigrant concentration camps. Imagine that.
(Photo above from a marcha in Chicago, spring 2006. How things change in a year. Wait...)