Young Latina
Obama Immigration Changes & Deferred Action Applications Released
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 09:41

Homeland Security recently announced what documents applicants would need to prove eligibility in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows undocumented individuals (who were brought to the U.S. as children) to avoid deportation and obtain work permits if they meet the requirements of the program.


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Latino College Students
Nearly 1.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Avoid Deportation, According to Group Estimate
By Samantha Leal | 08/08/2012 - 10:35

The Migration Policy Institute now states that 350,000 more undocumented immigrants could qualify for deferred deportation when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect August 15. This estimate raises the number of possible undocumented immigrants able to avoid deportation to just under 1.8 million, according to the Associated Press.


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President Barack Obama
New Immigration Scams Target Undocumented Youths
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00

Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.


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Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation in Arizona
Immigrants Generate Big Profits for Prison Companies
By Samantha Leal | 08/03/2012 - 09:35

The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.


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Mitt Romney and John McCain
John McCain Advised Romney to Drop 'Self-Deport' Rhetoric
By Samantha Leal | 07/31/2012 - 09:47

When Mitt Romney declared during a Republican primary debate in Tampa in January that he would want undocumented immigrants to "self-deport" back to their home countries, you could say that it caused a stir -- especially among Latino voters. It turns out, the general public wasn't alone: John McCain was also disturbed by the comment.


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Sad Mother and Child
Deportations Physically & Emotionally Traumatizing Children, Says New Study
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 14:00

A new study shows that children bear the greatest burden of U.S. deportation policies, which cause many of them to exhibit signs physically and emotionally, reports Fox News Latino. These symptoms include loss of appetitie, increases in crying and upset behavior, sleeplessness, clingy behavior, an increase in fear and anxiety and a general fear of law enforcement officials. 


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Michelle Obama speaks in Miami Lakes, Florida in July 2012
Michelle Obama on Immigration Reform: "There is Nothing More Critical Than Keeping Families Together"
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47

As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration. 

Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."


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Hector Villalobos, Immigration and Tattoos
Some Immigrants Denied Green Cards Because of Tattoos
By Samantha Leal | 07/12/2012 - 09:52

Some immigrants are being denied green cards based on their tattoos. The checks have left immigrants -- mostly from Latin America -- without green cards and without recourse, according to the Wall Street Journal. Immigration attorneys cite the concern surrounding foreign gangs entering the country as the reason why many applicants have been denied green cards or legal permanent residency.


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Latino College Graduates
DREAM-Eligible Candidates Warned of Scams
By Sugey Palomares | 07/06/2012 - 18:00

Dream Act advocates may have been granted some relief after President Barack Obama’s administration announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible, but some are now worried that these groups may be easy targets to scammers, reports Fox News Latino.


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President Barack Obama
Obama Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for Armed Forces
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2012 - 16:10

By Emily Deruy for Univision News

While most people were busy setting up grills for backyard barbecues or watching parades this morning, President Obama welcomed more than two dozen active service members to the White House for a naturalization ceremony.


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