Congressman Gary Miller
California Republican Says He Understands Immigrants Because He Was Born in Arizona
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."


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Undocumented Parents
New Obama Proposal Aims to Stop Detention of Undocumented Parents With Minor Children
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.


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Elia Guzman de Estrada
Wow! 99-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen
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.


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Ana Navarro and Steve King
Latina Strategist Tells Steve King He Needs Therapy For 'Melon Fixation'
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.


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Puerto Rico DRAFT
Puerto Rico Granting Temporary Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
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.


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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Immigration Reform
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.


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Carlos Gutierrez
Republican Donors Send Letter to GOP Urging Action on Immigration
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/30/2013 - 11:45

A political action committee called Republicans for Immigration, which was started by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, sent a letter this morning urging Republican members of Congress to take action on immigration reform.


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Michelle Obama and Janet Murguia at NCLR Conference
Michelle Obama Addresses Latino Group: 6 Key Things We Must Know
By Irina Gonzalez | 07/24/2013 - 17:10

First Lady Michelle Obama is nothing if not the strongest advocate fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. From launching the Let’s Move campaign to tirelessly living a healthy lifestyle herself (I mean, have you SEEN those toned arms?!), she’s someone that we can’t help but admire.


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Polls Reveal Support for Immigration Measure
Polls Reveal Support for Immigration Measure
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/23/2013 - 14:49

Recent polls suggest that the immigration bill, which is still awaiting passage in the House, is currently being backed by a large amount of Americans.


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Tea Party Anti-Immigration Rally in Washington D.C.
Tea Party Rally Speakers Talk About Racial Purity and Breeding in Racist Anti-Immigration Rally
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2013 - 10:25

Last week, a rally backed by Tea Party members took on a racist undertone. According to the Huffington Post, Tea Party activist and lawmakers within the GOP gathered near the Capitol to express their feelings against the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.


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