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.
By Samantha Leal | 04/30/2012 - 16:12
Border problems… at the northern border? Yep. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the U.S. Border control after two Latinos and a black man were "unjustifiably" stopped in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, an area close to Canada, reports Reuters. The complaint was filed in Seattle on Thursday.
By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 12:43
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.
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02
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 CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/07/2012 - 12:15
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 will face deportation again in 2014.
By Jill Pankow | 03/05/2012 - 10:49
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 progress of Latinos in this country. As a result of her commitment to social justice, Rivera is this week’s inspiring young Latina!
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04
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 best friend is black!" trope, Arpaio listed a few states and continents he's lived in where a lot of Latinos might be found and insisted that Latinos love him.