Future of Immigrant Children
The Future of Our Niños Is At Risk
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/21/2011 - 15:30

Immigrant children are the country’s fastest-growing group but their future and their ability to assimilate is in jeopardy unless something is done to improve their educational achievement, according to a new policy brief released by the Brookings Institute.

In its report, the independent think tank specifically calls the educational lag of Latino kids—who make up a quarter of school-age children in the U.S. and 5 million of whom have at least one undocumented parent—one of the biggest domestic problems facing the country.


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Pulitzer Winner
Once Undocumented, Latino Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize
By Amaris Castillo | 04/20/2011 - 15:40

This week, a Latino reporter for the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious awards. Ruben Vives, 31, was awarded the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for a series of stories he produced with Jeff Gottlieb.  The men managed to uncover a corruption scandal through which politicians in Bell, a mostly Latino, working-class city in California, were paying themselves six-figure salaries and manipulating records.


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President Obama
President Obama Calls for Immigration Reform Meeting
By Fox News Latino | 04/19/2011 - 12:50

President Barack Obama has called upon a bipartisan group of immigration reform supporters to discuss the importance of fixing the nation's "broken immigration system." 

The invitees are expected to meet with Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to show wide and varied support for revamping the immigration system. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are among those invited.


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WATCH: Latinos Fight Back in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 04/15/2011 - 16:00

Over the last year, the situation in Arizona has become dire for many Latinos living in the South Western state. From SB 1070 to the brutal vigilante murder of little Brisenia Flores and her father, there have been so many injustices perpetrated against the Hispanic community.


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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37

In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.  

Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.


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AZ SB 1070 LAW Shot Down
AZ SB 1070 Law Ruled Unconstitutional
By Lourdes Medrano | 04/12/2011 - 20:26

Arizona Latinos welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that blocks enforcement of the state’s tough immigration law, but they also say the legal fight is anything but over.

“To us a victory is going to be when SB 1070 is repealed totally out of the books of Arizona,” Salvador Reza, a Phoenix immigrant-rights activist, said of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Monday.


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Undercount
Texas Latinos Lose Out On Millions of Dollars in Census Undercount
By Amaris Castillo | 04/05/2011 - 16:00

As many as 300,000 residents who live along the Texas-Mexico border could lose millions of dollars over the next decade because they were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.  According to Equal Voice newspaper, 95 percent of these residents, many of whom are poverty-stricken and live in unincorporated subdivisions called "colonias", were not mailed census forms.  Hidalgo County has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the U.S. government for violating the protocol of mailing the forms.


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What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/01/2011 - 15:55

Back when Arizona first passed SB 1070 in the summer of 2010, we decided to look into the similar laws that were sweeping across the country at the time. Now with the 2010 census results in, we updated the map to get a side-by-side look at the immigration laws as they relate to each state's Latino population. Click here to see the full page map.


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Latino MLB Players Considering 2011 All-Star Boycott in AZ
Latino Baseball Players Consider 2011 All-Star Game Boycott in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 12:30

What started as a low rumble for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has become a loud roar as immigrant's rights organizations, fans and players alike call on the league to reconsider playing the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix, Arizona due to the passage of controversial SB 1070.


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4 year-old U.S. citizen Deported to Guatemala
U.S. Government Defends Deportation of Four-Year-Old Citizen
By Fox News Latino | 03/23/2011 - 15:00

The U.S. government is defending the recent deportation of a four-year-old little girl who was born in the United States to undocumented immigrants.

On March 11th, despite her citizenship, Emily Samantha Ruiz was deported after officials detained her grandfather while the two were on their way back from a trip to Guatemala visiting relatives.


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