Jeb Bush during the Republican National Convention
Jeb Bush Says Immigrants Are Key to US Economy Because They're "More Fertile"
By Amaris Castillo | 06/17/2013 - 09:36

Jeb Bush was trending on social media late last week after saying that “immigrants are more fertile,” Fox News Latino reports.

The comment made by the former Florida governor stemmed from a meeting of religious conservatives on Friday, during which Bush spoke about the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.


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Study Says Immigrants Put Billions Into Medicare
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:33

When the topic of immigration reform and health care comes up, immigrants are oftentimes expected to be a drain on federal programs. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs is debunking that myth.

Conducted by Harvard University, the study revealed immigrants contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they drew out between 2002 and 2009.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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AP Officially Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' Term from Stylebook
By Sugey Palomares | 04/02/2013 - 16:28

The Associated Press, which is known as 'the world's oldest and largest news-gathering organization,' will no longer include the term 'illegal immigrant' in their Stylebook. The Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll confirmed the news in a blog entry and explained the motive behind the decision.


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52 Latino Celebs Whose Parents are Immigrants
52 Latino Celebs Whose Parents are Immigrants
By Tom Castaneda | 02/26/2013 - 10:36

In recent years, the debate over immigration has reached a fever pitch, with leaders in both political parties, civil rights activists and even celebrities speaking up to offer their two centavos on this critical issue.


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Big Surge in Number of Immigrants Who Are Small Business Owners
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 14:30

One in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative. Immigrants make up 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States. Twenty years ago, immigrants made up only 12 percent of small business owners.


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Occupy Wall Street Wants To Recruit Immigrants
Occupy Wall Street Seeks To Recruit Immigrants
By Fox News Latino | 12/14/2011 - 15:00

Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City.

The rally, organized for Sunday, aims to raise awareness on immigrant issues and to draw immigrants to a social movement that has largely focused on corporate greed. It takes place on International Migrants Day, a U.N. designated day in honor of migrant rights.


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Alejandro Sanz Speaks Out for Immigrants
By Cameron T. Moore | 02/07/2008 - 11:17

¡Eso! Alejandro Sanz came out and publicly condemned the vicious, racially-motivated beating of a young Ecuadoran girl in his home country of Spain. "I am repulsed, ashamed and completely furious," Alejandro told El Nuevo Diario, a Managua newspaper. His statements may not seem like such a big deal, but considering the anti-immigrant climate in Spain, this is akin to Brad Pitt making a pro-Mexican statement in the U.S.: pretty chevere. Gracias, Alejandro!


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Mexican Consulate in New York Attacked
By admin | 12/29/2007 - 08:02

It's been a rough weekend for immigrants on both coasts: In New York, two grenade-like devices blew up in the Mexican consulate early Friday morning. No one was hurt, but one of the building's windows and a glass door were shattered, and the consulate was shut down indefinitely—a huge pain for anyone currently waiting for a visa. No arrests have been reported yet, according to Bloomberg's news website. Meanwhile in Cali, various news outlets have reported that immigrants trying to get relief amid the massive wildfires may be getting harassed, or even deported.


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