5 Reasons California is Doing the Most for Immigration
5 Ways California is Doing the Most for Immigration
By Latina Staff | 10/09/2013 - 11:01

California Gov. Jerry Brown has been working hard to sign bills into law that will speed up the assmilation of immigrants in the country illegally -- at least throughout California. A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that over 2.6 million people in the state of California, the majority being Latinos, do not have legal status.


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Big Win for Immigration Activists Who Staged Protest Near Laredo
Big Win for Immigration Activists Who Staged Protest Near Laredo
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/02/2013 - 15:58

Three dozen undocumented immigrants, who dubbed themselves the Dream 30, staged a protest near Laredo, Texas on Monday. "Undocumented! Unafraid!" the group shouted as they stood at the Mexican border.

This is the second time in only a few short months that a group of undocumented immigrants, who lived part of their lives in the United States, attempted to bring attention to the 1.7 million-plus people who had been deported during President Obama's first term in office.


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California Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Practice Law
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:17

A new bill has reached the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown, and it could make it easier to many undocumented immigrants to achieve the American Dream. 


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Fox News Children of the Corn
Fox News Calls Children of Undocumented Immigrants 'Children of the Corn'
By Samantha Leal | 09/24/2013 - 14:13

We understand that some misguided folks portray undocumented immigrants like some kind of horror movie, but this is a bit much. In a segment called "The Grapevine," Fox News referred to undocumented youth as "children of the corn," in a screen graphic displayed at the top of their broadcast, reports the Huffington Post.


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Diego Luna Speaks Out About Immigration Policy in U.S.
Diego Luna Speaks Out About Immigration Policy in U.S.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/23/2013 - 09:44

Mexican actor Diego Luna has never been shy about speaking up about immigration policy. 

Luna, who just finished directing a biopic about U.S. civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, recently said the U.S. can strengthen its border with Mexico, but it cannot eliminate people’s need to survive. 


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Report Shows Immigrants Positively Impact Communities And Create Jobs
Report Shows Immigrants Positively Impact Communities And Create Jobs
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 14:56

A new report proves that immigration reform could positively impact the U.S. economy. 

According to a report conducted by the Americas Society/ Council of the Americas (AS/COA), immigrants in the United States have proven to be a contributing factor in creating manufacturing jobs and increasing housing wealth.


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Puerto Rico Shaky Economy Causes Mass Exodus
Puerto Rico's Shaky Economy Causes Mass Exodus
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. 


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Ouch: Drunk Mexican Man Hides in a Truck Full of Chili Peppers to Sneak Into U.S.
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


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UCLA Drops Term 'Illegal Immigrant'
UCLA Drops Term 'Illegal Immigrant'
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.


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Art Project Aims to Give a Face to Undocumented Immigrants
Art Project Aims to Give a Face to Undocumented Immigrants
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.


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