By Amaris Castillo | 07/18/2013 - 11:25
After several years of protests and marches, a Latina teen’s efforts to bring her parents’ deportation to the nation’s consciousness is paying off.
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2013 - 15:27
By Amaris Castillo | 12/18/2012 - 13:18
It’s a heavy number we’re talking about.
According to The Huffington Post, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has removed more than 200,000 immigrants from the country since 2010 – immigrants who say they’re also parents of a child who is a U.S. citizen.
By Samantha Leal | 09/12/2012 - 09:41
The first round of approved applications for the delayed deportation program enacted by President Obama was announced, reports Fox News Latino. The move comes less than two months before the presidential election.
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2012 - 09:32
A section of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check citizenship status of all new students was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on Monday, according to Fox News Latino. But while the court ruled that schools checking citizenship status was unconstitutional, the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld.
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 09:41
Homeland Security recently announced what documents applicants would need to prove eligibility in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows undocumented individuals (who were brought to the U.S. as children) to avoid deportation and obtain work permits if they meet the requirements of the program.
By Samantha Leal | 08/10/2012 - 10:05
Fear of deportation or having their children taken away from them ranks high on the list of reasons why women won't report domestic abuse or sexual assault, according to the El Paso Police Department.
Although city-specific, this speaks to a larger issue at hand: How can women seek help if they feel they themselves will be punished?
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 | 08/03/2012 - 09:35
The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.