How My Mother Illegally Crossed the Border
How My Mother Illegally Crossed the Border
By Julissa Catalan | 01/07/2016 - 12:57

Abandoned by her mother at eight years old, married by 18, five children by 25, and with only an eighth-grade level education, my mother was jailed for a month after attempting to cross the Mexican borde


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Cuban Migrants Dangerously Crossing to U.S. by Sea Increasing
Cuban Migrants Dangerously Crossing to U.S. by Sea Increasing
By Raquel Reichard | 09/10/2015 - 09:24

In the last year, nearly 4 thousand Cuban migrants have attempted entering the U.S.


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Border Cities Team Up To Curb Illegal Immigration Through Jobs, Not Security
Border Cities Team Up To Curb Illegal Immigration Through Jobs, Not Security
By Cindy Casares | 08/27/2015 - 09:28

Multiple cities on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border are partnering to create an international economic development zone to save their region from poverty and stem the tide of illegal immigration in lieu of


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Ellis Island Will Now Include the History of Latinos & Asians
Ellis Island Will Now Include the History of Latinos & Asians
By Celia Fernandez | 05/05/2015 - 13:02

The Ellis Island Museum is unveiling a new exhibition next month that will include the stories of immigrants who came to the United States at the start of this century. 


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Illegal Immigration Pew Report
Unauthorized Immigration in the U.S. May Be On the Rise
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.


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Senate Immigration Bill Would Bring Millions Of Legal Immigrants to U.S. Workforce
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.


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1 in 3 Americans Think Most Hispanics Are Undocumented
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


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Farmers Oppose Bill That Force Them to E-Verify Workers
Farmers Oppose Bill That Forces E-Verification of Migrant Workers
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. 


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REPORT: Illegal Immigration from Mexico Drops Dramatically
REPORT: Illegal Immigration from Mexico Drops Dramatically
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.

Call to Action: The Immigration Crisis


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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law
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.


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