Michelle Obama speaks in Miami Lakes, Florida in July 2012
Michelle Obama on Immigration Reform: "There is Nothing More Critical Than Keeping Families Together"
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47

As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration. 

Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."


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Hector Villalobos, Immigration and Tattoos
Some Immigrants Denied Green Cards Because of Tattoos
By Samantha Leal | 07/12/2012 - 09:52

Some immigrants are being denied green cards based on their tattoos. The checks have left immigrants -- mostly from Latin America -- without green cards and without recourse, according to the Wall Street Journal. Immigration attorneys cite the concern surrounding foreign gangs entering the country as the reason why many applicants have been denied green cards or legal permanent residency.


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Latino College Graduates
DREAM-Eligible Candidates Warned of Scams
By Sugey Palomares | 07/06/2012 - 18:00

Dream Act advocates may have been granted some relief after President Barack Obama’s administration announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible, but some are now worried that these groups may be easy targets to scammers, reports Fox News Latino.


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President Barack Obama
Obama Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for Armed Forces
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2012 - 16:10

By Emily Deruy for Univision News

While most people were busy setting up grills for backyard barbecues or watching parades this morning, President Obama welcomed more than two dozen active service members to the White House for a naturalization ceremony.


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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez — Who Would Officials Say is an Immigrant?
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 17:55

Representative Luis Gutierrez proved he was up on pop culture (and knows how to grab viewers' attention) Wednesday when talking about Arizona immigration law SB1070 and racial profiling, reports the Huffington Post. In a speech, the pro-immigration reform congressman referenced the teen power-couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. No kidding.


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Maria Teresa Kumar at the Voto Latino In Conversation in Washington DC in 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar on Immigration Legislation - "It's an Exciting Time"
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 18:00

From the Supreme Court striking down the Arizona immigration law to Obama saying he was going to stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible candidates, the topic of immigration has been covered full force lately.


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SB 1070 Protest in Phoenix Arizona in April 2012
Arizona Immigration Ruling: Who Really Won?
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41

Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.


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Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report on New Immigration Study: “Asians are the New Mexicans”
By Samantha Leal | 06/22/2012 - 13:06

In a hilarious video from Comedy Central’s satirical news program, The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert responds to the new immigration study that shows that the number of Asian immigrants is higher than that of Hispanic immigrants coming to the United States.


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Is the Deportation Announcement a Game Changer?
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00

Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?


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Bill O'Reilly at The Hollywood Reporter event in April 2012
Bill O'Reilly Supports a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 10:10

In a strange concession, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly announced on his show The O'Reilly Factor that he believes there should be a pathway to citizenship for individuals who came here at a young age as undocumented immigrants, reports the Huffington Post.


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