By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2011 - 14:33
After local farmers in Georgia complained of the effect the harsh crackdown on immigration was having on their business, Governor Nathan Deal offered a controversial solution: Hire people on probation to work the fields instead of undocumented immigrants.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2011 - 17:43
During the Obama administrations recent crackdown on the hiring of illegal immigrants, increasingly tough criminal charges have been pressed against employers who hire illegal immgrants while less emphasis has been placed on criminal arrests of the workers themselves reports The New York Times. The long-running investigations of employers have resulted in a combination of exponentially increased jail sentences and fines, convictions, and indict
By Irasema Romero | 05/26/2011 - 15:36
The U.S. Supreme Court supported the state of Arizona in a 2007 law that will now penalize business for hiring undocumented workers, after a 5-3 majority agreed states had the right to take action against illegal immigrants.
“The Arizona regulation does not otherwise conflict with federal law,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts, in court documents released today.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/23/2011 - 16:32
Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced to his state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that an Arizona-style immigration law in Michigan would “encourage a divisive atmosphere.” According to Fox News Latino, Snyder was referring to a bill that is pending in the state legislature that would get police m
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2011 - 16:30
There’s a new guy on the Daily Show and we have to admit, we're shocked it took Jon Stewart this long to hire a "Senior Latino Correspondent"!
Mexican-American stand-up comedian Al Madrigal made his debut Tuesday night, immediately correcting the host, "It’s actually pronounced 'Señior' Jon, but thank you, good to be here,” he joked.
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18
On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09
Chicago Rep. Luis Gutierrez may be happy to see the DREAM Act back before Congress but he says President Obama is still not doing enough to help undocumented students stay in the country—though he has the power to do so.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30
Undocumented students will get another shot at staying in the country: The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives today, as President Obama turns up the heat on efforts at comprehensive immigration reform ahead of the 2012 election.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/10/2011 - 17:19
Squinting under the fierce El Paso sun, President Obama delivered a speech about immigration reform that reiterated the need for Congress to “catch up” with the rest of the country, which he says has formed a consensus that the “immigration system is broken.”
By Mariela Rosario | 05/10/2011 - 15:30
Governor Jan Brewer is pushing to have the Supreme Court rule on the controversial SB 1070 law that was passed and signed into law almost a year ago today.