Is U.S. Immigration Law Biased Against Women?
Is U.S. Immigration Law Biased Against Women?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/06/2013 - 14:45

When it comes to laws, the idea of gender inequality doesn't usually come to mind. And why should it? Laws were created for everyone without any indication of gender separation. Oddly enough, this isnt the case with the United States' Immigration Law.


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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
Comprehensive Immigration Reform By Independence Day?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 12:01

So, comprehensive immigration reform will be passed by this Independence Day? According to one member of the “Gang of Eight,” yes.

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure, which will make its way to the full Senate in a week, according to Fox News Latino.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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Luis Gutierrez speaks at the Democratic National Convention
Bipartisan House Lawmakers Reach Deal on Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 12:19

The overhaul of U.S. immigration laws finally seems to be making slow progress. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, made up of eight Democratic and Republican leaders, reached a deal for an immigration bill on Thursday, which will be introduced in June, reports Reuters.


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Street Named After First NYC Immigrant Juan Rodriguez
Street Named After First NYC Immigrant Juan Rodriguez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 09:26

This one is going down in the history books! Researchers have discovered that the first immigrant to settle in New York back in 1613 was a Latino. Yesterday marked the 400th anniversary of Juan Rodriguez’s arrival. Hundreds of neighbors gathered the streets as city officials named a stretch of Broadway, between 159th and 218th streets in Upper Manhattan, after the Dominican immigrant.


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Obama in Mexico
Obama to Discuss Immigration, Drug Violence, and Economy During Trip to Mexico
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42

President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.


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Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8 speak on immigration reform
Boston Bombings: Senators Say Tragedy Should Speed Up Immigration Deal
By Amaris Castillo | 04/22/2013 - 13:42

The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”


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Rio Grande River
Couple Marries in Rio Grande River Border to Avoid Immigration Issues
By Sugey Palomares | 04/12/2013 - 09:56

Talk about romance! A couple got hitched on their very own love boat, a Zodiac raft, which traveled from the Rio Grande river border to the U.S. in order to avoid immigration issues, reports the AFP. Ruben Alfonso Fierro, 27, a Mexican citizen, left the U.S. temporary, but was not allowed back into the country due to his undocumented status.


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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
March on Washington: “What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means to Me” (VIDEO)
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/11/2013 - 13:12

In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with important sister rallies held in other cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta).


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Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 15:11

Congress is back from recess today and looking closely at President Barack Obama’s second term agenda, including his proposed budget cuts. In a previous appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Obama stated that his top priorities were developing immigration reform and creating harsher gun laws.


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