Citizenship Works app
Mobile App Helps Immigrants Apply for Citizenship
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2013 - 15:21

There is now a mobile app that will help those with green cards apply for American citizenship. According to ABC Univision, the Webby-winning free app called CitizenshipWorks helps users determine whether or not they qualify for citizenship and find legal help if they need it.


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Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 14:33

Cuban ballerinas -- the latest flock of immigrants to cross the border and enter the U.S. through Texas. In April, while on tour in Mexico, these six dancers fled from the Cuban National Ballet.

These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.


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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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