By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 10:30
Sad news from Puerto Rico.
According to the Huffington Post, the Caribbean island’s sinking economy has Puerto Ricans leaving the country in vast numbers. In 2011 alone, nearly 54,000 people, or 1.5 percent of the population, opted to leave the territory.
By Samantha Leal | 09/09/2013 - 11:46
He must be hurting: a Mexican man tried to cross the border by hiding himself in a cargo of red chili peppers. He was found face down in the cargo in New Mexico, drunk off tequila, reports The Guardian.
By Samantha Leal | 09/04/2013 - 10:36
A step in the right direction? The student government of UCLA unanimously passed a decision to drop the term "illegal immigrant" last week, reports the Huffington Post. The decision comes after a "Drop the I-Word" campaign launched by the Applied Research Center and its publicaion ColorLines.
By Samantha Leal | 09/03/2013 - 12:33
For many, the immigration issue comes down to data and numbers. But a new art project is working to give a face, or should we say faces, to the millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. "Inside out 11M" is a global participatory art project that has hundreds of people taking their photos and posting them on public spaces.
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2013 - 10:14
Oh yes, he did. Republican California congressman Gary Miller told a group of DREAM Act-eligible students that he, too, understands what it's like to be an immigrant, because he's originally from Arkansas.
"You know, I've talked to a lot of young people like [you]," Miller said. "I mean, I understand the difficulty. Just like I was born in Arkansas. I came here when I was a year old."
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 09:58
A new policy by the Obama administration is aimed at fixing the problem of minor children going into the system when their primary caregivers are detained and deported, reports Fox News Latino.
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2013 - 15:00
It's never too late to go after a dream, and Elia Guzman de Estrada shows us that. The 99-year-old Mexican immigrant was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Texas, reports KVEO newscenter.
"I am very emotional. I have so much joy that the emotion makes me cry," said Estrada.
Family members including daughters, granddaughters, grandsons and great-granddaughters joined Elia as she was given citizenship.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/13/2013 - 11:05
Last month, Iowa Congressman Steve King spoke out against having DREAMers in this country legalized.
"For every valedictorian DREAMer who has been brought to this country by his or her family, there’s another 100 out there who, they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," said King during an interview in July.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 11:14
In time, undocumented immigrants in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain temporary driver’s licenses.
According to NBC Latino, Alejandro Javier García Padilla signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a license in about a year. Both undocumented immigrants and migrant workers will be able to apply for 6-year drivers licenses.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/06/2013 - 13:07
Mark Zuckerberg is on board with those who want immigration reform. According to Yahoo!, Facebook’s CEO spoke out publicly for the first time in favor of immigration reform in the U.S.