Latino Uber Driver Returns Wallet Containing $3000 to Ukranian Immigrant
Puerto Rican Uber Driver Returns Wallet Containing $3,000 to Ukrainian Immigrant Passenger
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/02/2016 - 12:18

Even though it's easy to give up hope on humanity these days, stories like this keep us going.

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The White Owner of Illegal Pete’s, A Mexican Restaurant, Ignorant to Immigrant Slur
Arizona Latinos Protest New White-Owned Mexican Restaurant Called Illegal Pete's
By Cindy Casares | 11/24/2015 - 13:36

A white-owned, Colorado-based Mexican restaurant chain called Illegal Pete’s (yes, you read correctly) is about t

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Documentary Sheds Light On Perils Immigrant Latinas Face
Documentary Sheds Light on the Perils Immigrant Latinas Encounter When Home
By Cindy Casares | 09/11/2015 - 11:29

Mabel Valdiviezo, a formerly undocumented Latina, is in the final stretch of a crowdfundin

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Jessica Alba Explores Her Mexican Roots on PBS
Jessica Alba Explores Her Mexican Roots on PBS
By Samantha Leal | 11/26/2014 - 11:14

Jessica Alba is exploring her Mexican heritage in a new episode of Finding Your Roots, a PBS series that explores geneology and identity. 

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Congressman Gary Miller
California Republican Says He Understands Immigrants Because He Was Born in Arizona
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2013 - 10:14

Oh yes, he did. Republican California congressman Gary Miller told a group of DREAM Act-eligible students that he, too, understands what it's like to be an immigrant, because he's originally from Arkansas.

"You know, I've talked to a lot of young people like [you]," Miller said. "I mean, I understand the difficulty. Just like I was born in Arkansas. I came here when I was a year old."

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Undocumented Parents
New Obama Proposal Aims to Stop Detention of Undocumented Parents With Minor Children
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 09:58

A new policy by the Obama administration is aimed at fixing the problem of minor children going into the system when their primary caregivers are detained and deported, reports Fox News Latino.

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Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2013 - 11:58

A federal judge has ordered a new trial for two Mexican restaurant owners who were accused of hiring undocumented workers, after he learned a juror refered to the defendants as "wetbacks," according to the Bangor Daily News.

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Elia Guzman de Estrada
Wow! 99-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2013 - 15:00

It's never too late to go after a dream, and Elia Guzman de Estrada shows us that. The 99-year-old Mexican immigrant was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Texas, reports KVEO newscenter. 

"I am very emotional. I have so much joy that the emotion makes me cry," said Estrada.

Family members including daughters, granddaughters, grandsons and great-granddaughters joined Elia as she was given citizenship.

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Scott DesJarlais
Crowd Cheers as Representative Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Dad Would Have to Be Deported
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2013 - 10:37

Well, this is interesting. A crowd attending a town hall in Tennessee clapped when an 11-year-old girl was told that her father would need to be deported, reports MSNBC.

Josie Molina Macareg approached the mic to ask Republican congressman Scott DesJarlais one question: "I have a dad who's undocumented. What can I do so he can stay with me?"

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