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.
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.
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?
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.
By Samantha Leal | 06/19/2012 - 10:04
The number of new Asian immigrants moving to the United States has surpassed that of Latinos for the first time, according to the Associated Press.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/15/2012 - 13:50
Change is finally on the way for Dream Act advocates. President Barack Obama’s administration has announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible and between the ages of 15 to 30.
Instead, the "deferred action" policy will grant work permits to undocumented youth who have immigrated to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, are working towards receiving higher education, or have obtained higher education, as long as they have a clean criminal record.
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.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/14/2012 - 12:41
Immigration politics continues to be a hot button issue with an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. The latest cover of Time Magazine reads, “We Are Americans Just Not Legally,” and features reporting by Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (shown in the center).
By Samantha Leal | 06/09/2012 - 17:00
Here's what you happened this week, if you missed it:
- The New York Daily News used the Cuban flag, not the Puerto Rican one, to promote the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Oops? [Latina]
- Sofia Vergara is reportedly back with her ex, Nick Loeb. The two were spotted hand-in-hand out in New York. [TheInsider]
By Samantha Leal | 06/08/2012 - 11:56
Deportations have not slowed down in the U.S., despite seven months of reviews by the Obama administration, reports The New York Times. This continuance has obviously disappointed many immigrants, many of whom President Obama hopes to court for his re-election.