By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/24/2013 - 16:17
From 2007 to 2009, the United States had seen a sharp decline in the number of immigrants entering the country illegally. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday, this population appears to be on the rise again.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/09/2013 - 09:48
The landmark immigration reform bill passed in the Senate on June 27 would allow millions more immigrants into the economy and remake the United States' workforce.
By Samantha Leal | 09/17/2012 - 15:00
A new poll released by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions found that more than 30 percent of non-Hispanics believe that the majority (more than half) of Hispanics are undocmented. The truth? Around 18 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. are undocumented, while only 37 percent of U.S. Hispanics are actually immigrants, according to findings by NBC Latino.
By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 14:00
In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.
But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services, check out library books, access city beaches and parks and even take a cross-country flight.
"We feel like we've been given an identity in the United States," Carlos said.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45
Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers. According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/06/2011 - 13:20
When Mexican census figures came in recently, officials discovered something unexpected: There were 4 million more people in the country than they thought. The reason? Something you rarely hear in heated immigration discussions in the United States: emigration to the U.S. has plummeted.
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37
In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.
Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/23/2010 - 16:00
There's a new sheriff in town and apparently his name is...Lou Ferrigno? Ferrigno is one of a few stars who have chosen to join Maricopa County's Joe Arpaio to form a posse to combat illegal immigration on the border.
Wait, did we say stars? We meant washed-up celebs. Ferrigno will be joined by the illustrious Steven Seagal and some guy named Peter Lupus who was apparently on the Mission: Impossible TV series. In all, Arpaio got 56 people to sign up for this new posse.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/28/2010 - 13:49
With the 2010 midterm elections coming up you’re probably wondering what effect the nationwide backlash against undocumented immigrants has had on Latinos as a community. The short answer: Worry and some division, according to a Pew Hispanic Center poll released today.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 16:00
Most Americans would probably find it hard to believe that Mexico has a problem with illegal immigration. At best, they may think that it stems from Central and South American's overstaying their welcome in the country en route to the United States. But the majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico are actually from the United States.