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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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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