Government Announces Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records Can Stay in the U.S.
Government Announces Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records Can Stay in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2011 - 16:00

President Obama has been facing some serious heat lately over his handling (or lack thereof) of the immigration issue since taking office. Back in 2008, he promised the Latino community that immigration reform would be a priority during his first term, but unfortunately has not been able to get congress to meet in the middle over the controversial reform legislation. Since then, the Obama administration has deported more than one million immigrants.


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Fed Policy Inspires Nation-Wide Protests: What is the Secure Communities Act?
Immigration 101: What is the Secure Communities Program?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/17/2011 - 18:43

Latinos have hit the streets in the past month to protest the Secure Communities program, which the government uses as a tool to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records and repeat immigration violators. This week, some 200 protesters walked out of a Los Angeles public meeting led by a task force assigned to review the program and another 70 protested in front of President Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago, just two of several protests in held in six cities, according to the New York Times, with more to come.


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EXCLUSIVE: Susie Jimenez
EXCLUSIVE: Susie Jimenez of 'The Next Food Network Star' Talks Upbringing and Immigration
By Amaris Castillo | 08/17/2011 - 11:00

As a child, Susie Jimenez helped her Mexican parents pick fruit. Working alongside her family in the fields helped plant the seed for Jimenez’s long relationship with food, which culminated in a successful culinary career and most recently in her second place finish on The Next Food Network Star.  The 31-year-old California native lost to self-appointed “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro on the show’s finale this past Sunday, but gained a ton of fans along the way.


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Protesters Demand a Halt to Deportations in Washington D.C.
Protesters Demand a Halt to Deportations
By Fox News Latino | 08/17/2011 - 08:30

Pro-immigration reform activists protested on Tuesday in front of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago and delivered 24,000 signatures demanding the end of the Secure Communities program, which has led to the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

Earlier, the executive director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, Oscar Chacon, demanded "immediate executive action" from Obama to cancel the controversial program.


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EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
By Galina Espinoza | 08/15/2011 - 16:22

With a “National Day of Action” set for tomorrow to protest President Obama’s decision to involve local police officers in immigration enforcement, Latina asked the President last week to clarify his position on immigration as part of a wide-ranging interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue.
 


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Latinos Tired of Obama’s Inaction on Immigration Reform
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/12/2011 - 15:00

For Emma Lozano, President Barack Obama’s hosting his birthday bash in Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom—the same place, set in a heavily Latino community, where acts like Los Tigres del Norte sing pro-immigrant songs—was “a slap in the face” to Latinos, to whom he’s promised much but come up short. So Lozano and 400 others staged their own bash outside the theater, complete with giant cardboard cake, signs that read “Obama, Don’t Deport My Mama” and “Obama 2010: Most Deportation in US History” and chanting.


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Jan Brewer Wants SB 1070 Law Addressed by U.S. Supreme Court
Jan Brewer Pushes for Supreme Court Review of SB 1070
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 17:00

Jan Brewer, the governor of Arizona, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that placed a hold on parts of the state’s infamous SB 1070 immigration enforcement law.


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Immigrant Families Protest Obama Administration's Deportations
Immigrant Families Protest Obama Administration's Deportations
By Adriana Rivera | 08/04/2011 - 13:15

“Destroying families is un-American,” said Chicago community leader Artemio Arreola.

With nearly 400,000 deportations per year, and more than one million families separated, President Obama’s administration is facing heat from the immigrant Latino community. The national Change Takes Courage campaign, launched on June 30 and sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, is combating the President’s resistance to stop deportations.


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Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 18:00

Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election.  Some states have made headlines with their own efforts to pass immigration laws or—on the other end of the spectrum—pass their own versions of the DREAM Act.


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Farmers Oppose Bill That Force Them to E-Verify Workers
Farmers Oppose Bill That Forces E-Verification of Migrant Workers
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45

Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers.  According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires. 


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