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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2011 - 15:35
That grilled chicken salad that you ate for lunch? There’s a good chance that everything in it, from the tomatoes to the lettuce to the bird itself was picked or processed by a Latina. Some 640,000 women (mostly Latinas) perform farm work and another estimated 63,000 work in poultry farms and processing centers.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 09:16
In a revelatory new interview in V magazine Spain, Salma Hayek admits for the first time that she came to the country illegally.
“I was an illegal immigrant in the United States,” Hayek said during the interview. “It was for a small period of time, but I still did it."
By Mariela Rosario | 12/06/2010 - 11:47
Independent immigration-rights groups, Democratic congressional leadership, the President of the United States and even some conservative leaders all support the DREAM Act. So why is it's passage causing so much controversy? Mainly because it's being used as political fodder by Republican legislators and anti-immigrant groups who are claiming the bill provides amnesty, not equal opportunity, for undocumented young people who were brought here to the U.S. without knowledge of their immigration status.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 14:30
Even though Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett already confirmed that there was no proof of widespread or systematic voter fraud, many local pro-enforcement groups like Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and Ban Amnesty Now are insisting that the threat exists.
“Democrats are trying to limit their losses on Election Day by cheating and encouraging illegal aliens to vote in the 2010 elections, which by the way is a felony!” ALIPAC President William Gheen wrote on the groups website.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 16:00
Most Americans would probably find it hard to believe that Mexico has a problem with illegal immigration. At best, they may think that it stems from Central and South American's overstaying their welcome in the country en route to the United States. But the majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico are actually from the United States.
By Alice Taranto | 08/13/2010 - 17:00
The Pew Hispanic Center just released a new analytic report about Census Bureau data regarding immigration. The report includes stats on "unauthorized immigrants" and the significant population of children born to them.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2010 - 16:00
There is just one week left before Arizona's new immigration laws, SB 1070, take effect on July 29th. Since the laws passage in April, the state has seen an exodus of Hispanic citizens, with schools reporting unusual drops in enrollment.