By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/02/2011 - 08:52
Undocumented immigrants, who had been steadily leaving the U.S. since the first signs of the recession in 2007, reducing their population by eight percent through 2009, are staying put, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center report released today.
The 2007 population was 12 million. It now stands at 11.2 million. The findings coincide with a Republican push to restart workplace raids, which hit record highs in the past four years, both under Bush and under Obama.
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/01/2011 - 16:45
A push by Arizona lawmakers to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants has spawned two separate efforts to oust the architect of the proposed legislation from office.
By Fox News Latino | 01/31/2011 - 15:30
Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and David Vitter of Louisiana, both Republicans, announced a resolution that would amend the Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to babies born to undocumented immigrants. But legal experts say the effort stands little chance of succeeding.
By Erika Ramirez | 01/28/2011 - 16:30
It’s a madre’s worst nightmare. Guatemalan immigrant Encarnacion Bail Romero, had her son taken away from her when she was detained for being in the country illegally back in 2007. Romero was arrested during an immigration raid at a poultry processing plant and sentenced to two years in a federal prison after she pleaded guilty to “aggravated identity theft” for having a stolen a social security number to get work.
By Irasema Romero | 01/28/2011 - 15:00
The latest push on immigration reform by the newly Republican-controlled House of Representatives is to reinstate workplace raids, reports The Los Angeles Times. The strategy—followed by the Bush administration, but abandoned by President Barack Obama—would undoubtedly lead to the increased deportation of immigrants without offering a path to legal status.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34
At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 08:00
During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, he repeated his call to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but seemed to admit that he understood it would be a very hard battle in Congress.
"I know that debate will be difficult and take time, but tonight, let's agree to make that effort," Obama urged. The president also said he was "prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows."
By Mariela Rosario | 01/17/2011 - 09:40
Robert De Niro had tongues wagging at last night's Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles, CA. While accepting his Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, De Niro positively killed it with his speech, during which he compared making movies to having children and even managed to sneak in a joke or two about immigration reform and SB 1070.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2011 - 16:30
Before being shot point blank in the head this weekend and surviving (thank God), U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was expected to be an outspoken leader of the immigration debate taking shape in congress this year.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2011 - 14:00
Colorlines recently posted a video showing two young women who both manage to climb to the very top of the controversial U.S./Mexico border fence in under 20 seconds. Both ladies are fit, but neither seem exceptionally tall or athletically able, yet it takes them mere seconds to scale a fence that costs US taxpayers about $4 million per mile to build.