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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California Signs Its Version of DREAM Act
California Signs Version of DREAM Act Into Law
By Amaris Castillo | 07/28/2011 - 13:00

California has made it easier for undocumented students to receive financial aid. California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 130 into law, which makes access to privately funded financial aid easier for the population. 

Senate Blocks the DREAM Act


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WATCH: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested for Protesting Deportations
WATCH: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested for Protesting Deportations
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2011 - 09:43

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) was arrested earlier this week for protesting in front of the White House. It must have felt like dejavu for the Chicago, Illinois rep.—he's been arrested twice before, first in in the mid-1990s for protesting the bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and again just last year for speaking up against Obama's deportation record.


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Mana
Maná Urges Latinos in the United States to Fight Back Against Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 11:15

During a recent sold-out concert, Mexican rock group Maná spread pro-immigrant and pro-environment messages to its fans, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports.  “Never forget your roots…we have to keep fighting those lousy damn racists,” lead singer Fernando “Fher” Olvera told the crowd of about 10,000 people.


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Birth Rates Overtake Immigration in Growth of U.S. Latino Population
Birth Rate Overtakes Immigration in Growth of U.S. Latino Population
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2011 - 17:24

In a not surprising, but still important revelation, a report was released today demonstrating that the birth rate among Latinos has surpassed immigration as the main means of growth of the U.S. Hispanic population.

REPORT: Illegal Immigration from Mexico Drops Dramatically


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Robinson Cano
EXCLUSIVE: MLB All Star Robinson Cano on Waiting For a Latino Jackie Robinson
By Mariela Rosario | 07/12/2011 - 17:15

We caught up with Robinson Cano right before he took home the big prize at the Home Run Derby yesterday and asked him about the MLB All Star game, airing live tonight from the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium in Phoenix at 8 pm on FOX.

Latino Baseball Players Consider 2011 All-Star Game Boycott in AZ


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Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
By Fox News Latino | 07/05/2011 - 11:31

A new law targeting undocumented immigrants has gone into effect in Georgia, though some of the most controversial parts are on hold after a federal judge blocked them pending further review of the measure's constitutionality.

At the moment, the law is going into the effect amid a lot of confusion.

State Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, said she's gotten a lot of calls from constituents—including landscapers, roofers and farmers—who have questions about the new law.


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What to Watch: Immigration Tango
What to Watch: 'Immigration Tango'
By Angie Romero | 07/01/2011 - 15:21

We all know Carlos Leon as Lourdes’s papi, but earlier this year, he proved he’s got some acting chops, too! Leon stars in the romantic comedy Immigration Tango, about an immigrant couple in Florida (a Colombian, played by Leon, and a Russian, played by Elika Portnoy) who strikes a deal with their best friends, an American couple (Ashley Wolfe and McCaleb Burnett) to inter-marry in order to stay in the U.S. legally.


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What to Watch A Better Life
What to Watch: 'A Better Life' Starring Demian Bichir
By Adriana Rivera | 06/24/2011 - 14:31

With the heat behind the issue of immigration continually rising, sometimes it is nice to receive a fresh perspective, perhaps one you had not fully thought through, and one that puts a human face on such a hot-button issue.


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The 5 Best Border Films
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/23/2011 - 15:30

Immigration is a hot button topic these days. Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 immigration law paved the way for states like Georgia and Alabama to implement their own laws—albeit all of them are being fought out in federal court right now. As the debate and protests over racial profiling and deportations heats up, another fantastic film is giving us a different perspective on the debate.  


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