By Mariela Rosario | 03/20/2009 - 09:00
The Room for Debate blog on nytimes.com recently had a group of experts weigh in on the recession and competition for lower-wage jobs between native-born workers and immigrants, both legal and illegal. We've always heard people scream about how immigrants "steal jobs from real citizens" or how Americans would "never accept the jobs that immigrants do" and were fascinated to hear what those on the front lines of this issue had to say.
By Yuliana Gomez | 03/19/2009 - 17:15
On Wednesday during a press conference in Southern California, President Barack Obama said he is still for “comprehensive immigration reform,” the Associated Press reports. He made the comments during the town hall-style conference, after being asked about the touchy, now largely forgotten subject.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2009 - 14:15
After the overwhelming response to the article about rape trees published last week, we decided to take a more in-depth look at the perils women face as they attempt to immigrate into America. The journey is dangerous—from the malevolent coyotes transporting their human cargo, to the harsh conditions faced in the desert—and many women are realistic about crossing the border.
By Monica Herrera | 03/13/2009 - 10:16
Eva Longoria Parker is putting her money where her mouth is. Variety reports that the star will executive produce Harvest, a documentary about migrant children that is already in pre-production and slated for completion early next year.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/12/2009 - 16:05
United States residents will now have an easier time traveling to Cuba and sending money to family thanks to three provisions attached to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill President Obama signed yesterday.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 16:00
From beheading to kidnappings, there seems to be no limit to what the Mexican drug cartels are willing to do to assert their dominance—and they deal not only in drugs, but also in humans. The majority of the coyotes who help undocumented immigrants cross the border are affiliated with the cartels.
By Monica Herrera | 03/11/2009 - 10:54
At a recent party, Eva Longoria Parker decided it would be a good idea to give an elaborate, wholly uninformed position on the plight of U.S. immigrants, poverty, illiteracy...basically every issue related to Mexico except the one everybody's talking about. Of course, the good folks at Fox News did Longoria no favors and quoted her verbatim.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/02/2009 - 13:30
Lawyers representing more than 600 children pressed charges today against President Barack Obama, asking for a suspension of the deportation of their parents until immigration reform laws are passed here in the United States.
The suit was brought before the Supreme Court by Nicaragüense Nora Sándigo, a lawyer and Executive Director of American Fraternity, a pro-immigration organization based out of Miami.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/29/2009 - 16:45
Chip Saltsman is currently a candidate in the running to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee. We were already pretty miffed at him for recording that "Barack the Magic Negro" song and distributing it on a CD to all of his cohorts for Christmas. But wait! It gets worse. Apparently on the very same CD of offensive tunes, he also recorded a little diddy called "The Star Spanglish Banner" in which he derides Latino immigrants.