By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 09:26
This one is going down in the history books! Researchers have discovered that the first immigrant to settle in New York back in 1613 was a Latino. Yesterday marked the 400th anniversary of Juan Rodriguez’s arrival. Hundreds of neighbors gathered the streets as city officials named a stretch of Broadway, between 159th and 218th streets in Upper Manhattan, after the Dominican immigrant.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42
President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/22/2013 - 13:42
The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”
By Sugey Palomares | 04/12/2013 - 09:56
Talk about romance! A couple got hitched on their very own love boat, a Zodiac raft, which traveled from the Rio Grande river border to the U.S. in order to avoid immigration issues, reports the AFP. Ruben Alfonso Fierro, 27, a Mexican citizen, left the U.S. temporary, but was not allowed back into the country due to his undocumented status.
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/11/2013 - 13:12
In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with important sister rallies held in other cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta).
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 15:11
Congress is back from recess today and looking closely at President Barack Obama’s second term agenda, including his proposed budget cuts. In a previous appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Obama stated that his top priorities were developing immigration reform and creating harsher gun laws.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2013 - 10:23
The Senate is feeling the heat from President Obama in regards to immigration reform. During a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens at the White House on Monday, Obama declared that he wants to see the passage of a bill that will fix the immigration system "as soon as possible.”
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 14:36
Over the last few years, the magnitude of border patrol forces has increased dramatically due to new barriers and tougher policing.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/11/2013 - 15:30
As immigration reform continues to be a hot button issue in Congress, artists like La Santa Cecilia are reflecting on the politics and how it affects our communities. The Latin Grammy-nominated group has a bold new single out titled, “El Hielo” (“Ice”), an airy and expressive piece highlighting the daily struggles of undocumented immigrants.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 10:35
Jeb Bush may be trying to become a major player in the national debate about immigration.