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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2012 - 16:10
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.
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 17:55
Representative Luis Gutierrez proved he was up on pop culture (and knows how to grab viewers' attention) Wednesday when talking about Arizona immigration law SB1070 and racial profiling, reports the Huffington Post. In a speech, the pro-immigration reform congressman referenced the teen power-couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. No kidding.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 18:00
From the Supreme Court striking down the Arizona immigration law to Obama saying he was going to stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible candidates, the topic of immigration has been covered full force lately.
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41
Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.