By Samantha Leal | 08/08/2012 - 10:35
The Migration Policy Institute now states that 350,000 more undocumented immigrants could qualify for deferred deportation when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect August 15. This estimate raises the number of possible undocumented immigrants able to avoid deportation to just under 1.8 million, according to the Associated Press.
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00
Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/26/2012 - 15:00
The senseless violence in Aurora, Colorado after James Holmes allegedly shot and killed twelve people at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises has many Americans calling for drastically stricter gun laws. Except President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46
A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 14:00
A new study shows that children bear the greatest burden of U.S. deportation policies, which cause many of them to exhibit signs physically and emotionally, reports Fox News Latino. These symptoms include loss of appetitie, increases in crying and upset behavior, sleeplessness, clingy behavior, an increase in fear and anxiety and a general fear of law enforcement officials.
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47
As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration.
Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2012 - 16:10
While most people were busy setting up grills for backyard barbecues or watching parades this morning, President Obama welcomed more than two dozen active service members to the White House for a naturalization ceremony.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/05/2012 - 15:00
About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote. The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of the general population and is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2050.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00
I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.
By Latina Staff | 06/29/2012 - 17:14
Sonia Sotomayor has proven that she's a "wise Latina" by being the first one to ever be appointed to the Supreme Court bench. But do you think she's on the right track?