By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 14:00
In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.
But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services, check out library books, access city beaches and parks and even take a cross-country flight.
"We feel like we've been given an identity in the United States," Carlos said.
By Fox News Latino | 09/29/2011 - 16:00
A federal judge refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law on Wednesday, which some call the nation's toughest, including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, wrote in her 115-page opinion that some parts of the law are in conflict with federal statutes, but others aren't.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45
Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers. According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/06/2011 - 13:20
When Mexican census figures came in recently, officials discovered something unexpected: There were 4 million more people in the country than they thought. The reason? Something you rarely hear in heated immigration discussions in the United States: emigration to the U.S. has plummeted.
By Fox News Latino | 07/05/2011 - 11:31
A new law targeting undocumented immigrants has gone into effect in Georgia, though some of the most controversial parts are on hold after a federal judge blocked them pending further review of the measure's constitutionality.
At the moment, the law is going into the effect amid a lot of confusion.
State Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, said she's gotten a lot of calls from constituents—including landscapers, roofers and farmers—who have questions about the new law.
By Fox News Latino | 06/20/2011 - 13:15
Senator John McCain created a firestorm over the weekend when he blamed the out-of-control wildfires in Arizona on undocumented immigrants.
When asked how to explain and fix the wildfires, McCain injected the polarizing issue of immigration into the wildfire crisis.
"We are concerned about, particularly areas down on the border, where there is substantial evidence that some of these fires were caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," he said a press conference over the weekend.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2011 - 14:33
After local farmers in Georgia complained of the effect the harsh crackdown on immigration was having on their business, Governor Nathan Deal offered a controversial solution: Hire people on probation to work the fields instead of undocumented immigrants.
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18
On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30
Undocumented students will get another shot at staying in the country: The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives today, as President Obama turns up the heat on efforts at comprehensive immigration reform ahead of the 2012 election.
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37
In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.
Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.