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LATINO BLOTTER: Mother of Cash Carrying Kids Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

In September 2011, Veronica Angulo Leyva’s children were sent in the U.S. to pick up $100,000 in undeclared currency and bring it back to her in Mexico, and as a result she was accused of child abuse. continue reading »

Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash Says There Should be a “Caucasian Day”

At a time when Arizona laws and law enforcement officials are under immense scrutiny for how they treat the state's minority (primarily Latino) population, Republican State Rep. Cecil Ash did nothing to help change the negative image of his state. continue reading »

How to Prepare for the Citizenship Interview Some applicants are exempt from taking English test

The citizenship interview is an important step toward becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, but it can also be one of the most stressful ones. That's because it involves a meeting with a federal agent, not to mention taking and passing an English language comprehension and a Civics test. continue reading »

Alabama’s Immigration Law Will Cost $2.3 Billion

The entry into force of Alabama's harsh immigration law will result in losses of at least $2.3 billion to the state's economy and destroy upwards of 70,000 jobs, according to a study released by the University of Alabama. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrant continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Tons of Border Trash Attributed to Illegal Immigration in Arizona

More than 10,000 pounds of border trash were collected by 123 volunteers during the Saturday, Jan. 28 cleanup event on the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales in Rio Rico, Arizona continue reading »

Gov. Brewer and President Obama Butt Heads in Arizona

Following an exchange of with President Obama, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s book sales on Amazon jumped 150 percent in just one day. As the President landed in the troubled Arizona continue reading »

Objects Left by Immigrants en Route to U.S. Tell a Part of History

Shoes, backpacks and other objects discarded in the desert by undocumented immigrants have been collected by a team of anthropologists to document the difficult journey they make to get into the United States. continue reading »

ICE ‘Absurd’ for Making S-Comm Mandatory

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the option to exit the controversial Secure Communities program will be "eliminated" and the program will become mandatory for 2013. Under the program, local police are required to share the fingerprints of all arrestees with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Woman Dies in Immigration Enforcement Custody as a Result of Hunger Strike

A woman in Illinois has died as a result of nearly month-long hunger strike after she was arrested and set to be deported. Lyvita Gomes, 52, is said to have died of malnutrition at the continue reading »

How Did Texas Runaway Jakadrien Turner, 15, Get Deported to Colombia?

A Texas runaway who disappeared in 2010 was discovered to have been wrongfully deported to Colombia by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now, the 15-year-old’s family is demanding answers, but it seems more questions are being raised instead. continue reading »

More Than a Dozen Fake Cheerleaders From Colombia Arrested or Deported

Earlier this year, 16 people pretended to be cheerleaders traveling from Colombia to U.S. for a cheer competition. However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials foiled their plan, and last week announced that the last member of the group pled guilty to visa fraud. continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Law Nabs Another Auto Executive

Alabama is once again being criticized after getting another foreign-born auto executive entangled in its new immigration law, and Missouri is using the opportunity to invite the automakers to their state. continue reading »

“We’ll Get There Together. Immigrants Make Us Stronger.” New North Carolina Billboards (VIDEO)

Religious and community leaders in North Carolina on Tuesday began a support campaign for immigrants by placing billboards in the state's main cities. continue reading »

National Guard Troops at US-Mexico Border to be Cut by Half, White House Cites Budget Cuts

The Obama administration has announced that next year, due to budget cuts, the number of National Guard troops will be reduced by at least 50 percent. continue reading »

After Hurricane Katrina Hispanics Came to Help Rebuild, but What Happened After?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Hispanics – citizens and otherwise – came to rebuild the city. Since then, the Hispanic population of the area has increased significantly, but a recent NPR series found that many feel they no longer have a place there. continue reading »

Political Analyst Juan Williams: Rep. Luis Gutierrez 2011 ‘Congressman of the Year’

In The Hill Juan Williams named Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) the “Congressman of the Year” for 2011. Spend one afternoon learning about Rep. Gutierrez and his commitment to his people, and one will learn that he is far different than the politicians you're used to hearing about on the news. continue reading »

Polls Reveal Even Conservative Voters Favor Path to Legal Status for Unauthorized Immigrants

Immigration is a hot issue in the GOP primary debates, complete with extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric and far-fetched policy proposals. Michele Bachman, for example, continue reading »

U.S. Supreme Court to Examine Arizona Controversial Immigration Law

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will weigh in on whether or not Arizona’s anti-immigration law is constitutional and whether appeals courts proper grounds to block certain measures. continue reading »

Majority of Latino Voters Say Religion has No Impact on Voting Preferences

The poll revealed that a majority of Latino voters, 53%, stated that religion does not have an impact on their voting preference, while 40% of respondents indicated that it does have an impact. continue reading »