This Week in Weird News...
This Week in Weird News...
By Latina Staff | 02/09/2011 - 16:40

We hesitate to even give any more publicity to this awful idea but we just can’t ignore it. FoxNewLatino has a report on this truly bizarre new app called Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration.


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Braceros
Mexican Government Owes Back Payments to Braceros
By Erika Ramirez | 02/08/2011 - 16:16

Imagine working your hands to the bone and not getting paid for it. Well, around 35,000 braceros are still waiting to be compensated for work they completed close to 50 years ago. During World War II, an agreement between Mexico and the United States created the Bracero program, which brought thousands of Mexican men to the U.S. to do manual work on farms and building railroads.


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Immigration Rates Stabilize Across the United States
Immigration Rates Stabilize Across the United States
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.


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Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition
Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition in Arizona
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.


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Paul & Vitter
Birthright Citizenship Protected By Constitution, Change in Law Unlikely
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.


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Adoption Controversy
Guatemalan Mother Fights to Get Son Back
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.


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Republicans Push Obama for More Workplace Immigration Raids
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.


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First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
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.


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President Obama's 2011 State of the Union
President Obama's 2011 State of the Union
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."


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WATCH: Robert De Niro Makes Immigration Joke during Golden Globes Speech
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.


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