By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2008 - 14:54
In the wake of a disaster, there are always a brave few that step-up. In the three years since the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina, Latino day-laborers have helped to rebuild the Big Easy. Many local residents thank these workers for their contributions in reconstructing New Orleans when no one else would, and admire them for the promising futures they have managed to carve out for themselves. Others are not so willing to accept this new population as full-time neighbors. As the immigration battle rages on, Latino’s in New Orleans continue to organize and build their community.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2008 - 13:15
She's only 15, but Allie Mulvihill is worried about much more than getting her driver's license or what she's going to wear to prom. This young Latina fears she may be seperated from the only family she has ever known and forced to return to a country she hasn't seen in 13 years.
By admin | 01/03/2008 - 15:15
Ahh, so these are the nice people responsible for kicking our cousins out of the country: The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement division is all in a flap over racist costumes that showed up at a Halloween party held for agency employees, reports ABC News. Julie Myers, the assistant secretary overseeing la migra has apologized after she personally awarded "most original costume" to a white employee dressed in prison stripes, dreadlocks, and...wait for it....blackface makeup.