By Cristina Arreola | 10/08/2013 - 14:17
Alejandra Salas was born in Mexico, but moved to the United States when she was just one year old. Although not technically a citizen, she grew up thinking she was an American.
That is, until she tried to get a part-time job as a teenager.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/01/2013 - 15:23
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made a plea for children of undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship on Saturday while being interviewed at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/07/2013 - 10:27
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, one of the more conservative Democrats in the Senate, is proposing that the Dream Act toughen educational requirements.
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 09:41
Ten riders on the "UndocuBus", a month-long immigrant rights campaign that shuttled undocumented immigrants to areas of protest, were arrested by police near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Univision. The stop was the final stop for the UndocuBus, as it made its way from Arizona through eleven states.
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00
While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election.
By Samantha Leal | 08/24/2012 - 16:00
Mississippi is joining other states that will deny benefits to undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted by President Obama, according to Fox News Latino.
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00
Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.
Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00
Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?