By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 11:43 | 0 Comments
In all this talk of immigration lately, people have been focusing a lot on the specific stands of Republican candidates and President Obama. While it's necessary to look to the future, of course, there's still today to deal with and the sad fact is that too many lives are being destroyed in here and now.
Take, for instance, Anastasio Hernández-Rojas...
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 15:02 | 0 Comments
The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.
The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my...
By Sugey Palomares | 03/07/2012 - 12:15 | 0 Comments
Daniela Pelaez immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 4. Now a high school student, the 18-year-old is the valedictorian of North Miami High School and was recently at risk of deportation after a judge denied her green card. Pelaez’s family has been living in the U.S. with an expired tourist visa from 1998. Pelaez was recently granted a two-year reprieve and...
By Jill Pankow | 03/05/2012 - 10:49 | 0 Comments
University of Wisconsin law student Joleen Rivera has already put her vast knowledge and infinite passion to good use by aiding the U.S. Latino population. When she completes her degree this year, she plans on leaving a long-lasting legacy for her community. The Puerto Rican academic is dedicated to challenging existing laws that hinder the...
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04 | 0 Comments
Al Punto con Jorge Ramos got heated when Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on to discuss his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate. When Ramos told Arpaio that he is the "face of racism and discrimation" to many Latinos, Arpaio completely disagreed. In his own version of the good ol' "but my...
By Jill Pankow | 02/03/2012 - 14:00 | 0 Comments
While Mitt Romney has taken a hard stance when it comes to the issue of immigration in the United States, the position of the Mormon Church, to which he belongs, has a more understanding approach. In fact, the church has played a key role in Utah backing policies in the best interest of immigrants, including one passed last year that...
By Jill Pankow | 02/02/2012 - 12:40 | 0 Comments
Lidiane Carmo, the 15-year-old illegal immigrant and sole survivor of a deadly crash in Florida on Sunday has been reassured that she will not be deported.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Lidiane Carmo as she deals with the tragic loss of her family,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Barbara...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55 | 0 Comments
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will...
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