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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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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