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.
By Samantha Leal | 07/31/2012 - 09:47
When Mitt Romney declared during a Republican primary debate in Tampa in January that he would want undocumented immigrants to "self-deport" back to their home countries, you could say that it caused a stir -- especially among Latino voters. It turns out, the general public wasn't alone: John McCain was also disturbed by the comment.
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 Sugey Palomares | 06/15/2012 - 13:50
Change is finally on the way for Dream Act advocates. President Barack Obama’s administration has announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible and between the ages of 15 to 30.
Instead, the "deferred action" policy will grant work permits to undocumented youth who have immigrated to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, are working towards receiving higher education, or have obtained higher education, as long as they have a clean criminal record.
By Jill Pankow | 02/02/2012 - 12:40
Lidiane Carmo, the 15-year-old illegal immigrant and sole survivor of a deadly crash in Florida on Sunday has been reassured that she will not be deported.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/15/2011 - 16:00
Mass deportations and no path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: If you watch the latest Republican presidential candidate debate tonight, that’s what most of the candidates’ positions would tell you. But that’s not how most Americans think that the immigration issue should be resolved, according to new polls released recently.
By Adriana Rivera | 08/04/2011 - 13:15
“Destroying families is un-American,” said Chicago community leader Artemio Arreola.
With nearly 400,000 deportations per year, and more than one million families separated, President Obama’s administration is facing heat from the immigrant Latino community. The national Change Takes Courage campaign, launched on June 30 and sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, is combating the President’s resistance to stop deportations.
By Lee Hernandez | 06/20/2011 - 09:10
In real life, Mexican actress, Chelsea Rendon seems like your typical girl-next-door. She's always smiling, she's bubbly and fun, and she seems genuinely innocent and sweet. But in the new movie, A Better Life (in select cities June 24th), Rendon plays Ruthie Valdez, the unscrupulous girlfriend of the film's main character, Luis Riquelme (Jose Julian).
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2008 - 13:15
She's only 15, but Allie Mulvihill is worried about much more than getting her driver's license or what she's going to wear to prom. This young Latina fears she may be seperated from the only family she has ever known and forced to return to a country she hasn't seen in 13 years.