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

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 »

Note to Alabama Legislators: Anti-Immigrant = Anti-Business= Anti-Economy

Note to Alabama Legislators: Anti-Immigrant = Anti-Business= Anti-Economy

It's getting even worse in Alabama, folks, and the pain is spreading beyond. Just a couple of days after a Mercedes Benz executive from Germany was arrested and taken into custody under Alabama's worst-in-the-country immigration law, HB 56, a continue reading »

Rejoice: FDA Approves New Hangover Pill

Rejoice: FDA Approves New Hangover Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a “hangover pill” strong enough to take on any college sponsored Four Loko-thon (unfortunately, the threat of mixing energy and alcohol came first, prompting a ban on the caffeinated malt beverage.) continue reading »

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on FDA’s Emergency Contraception Ruling

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on FDA’s Emergency Contraception Ruling

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is deeply disappointed by today’s FDA ruling to withhold emergency contraception medication, Plan B One-Step, from teens under 17 without a prescription. After review of safety data, the FDA found no reason to continue to continue reading »

Giselle: Being Attacked For Being A Gay Latina Teenager (VIDEO)

Giselle: Being Attacked For Being A Gay Latina Teenager (VIDEO)

My name is Giselle Ramirez and I am a working class-chicana, a proud queer woman, concerned citizen of the world, and a conscientious objector to dehumanization. continue reading »

UPDATE: American Heritage Dictionary Responds to “Anchor Baby” Definition Criticism

UPDATE: American Heritage Dictionary Responds to “Anchor Baby” Definition Criticism

the executive editor of the dictionary has agreed to revise the definition of to reflect the derogatory nature of the term. In conversations with Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center, Executive Editor Steven Kleinedler continue reading »

Mitt Romney’s “Solution” to Immigration Calls for Latino Immigrants to Go “Home”

Mitt Romney’s “Solution” to Immigration Calls for Latino Immigrants to Go “Home”

Mitt Romney has officially staked out the most extreme immigration position possible: the removal of every undocumented immigrant in the nation. His message to Latino immigrants is: "go home." continue reading »

Jose Antonio Vargas Reports: The Tragic Death Of Joaquin Luna

Jose Antonio Vargas Reports: The Tragic Death Of Joaquin Luna

An 18-year-old in Texas took his own life fearing he didn't have much of a future. Shortly after kissing his family members goodbye, and dressed in a suit and tie, Joaquin Luna continue reading »

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans- Will He Be Nominated?

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans- Will He Be Nominated?

Can GOP voters stomach a presidential candidate who talks about undocumented immigrants without calling them “illegals”? Can the tea party base that’s driving the Republican party handle a presidential hopeful who acknowledges the impossibility of deporting every one of the estimated 11 million continue reading »

Contradictory Immigration Laws Leave Families in Limbo

Contradictory Immigration Laws Leave Families in Limbo

The contents of Maria Teresa Fuentes’ immigration file take up an entire table. Legal appeals, government letters carrying bad news, attorney advertisements clipped from newspapers, technical explanations of cryptic immigration laws continue reading »

The Holiday Season for the Families of Missing People

The Holiday Season for the Families of Missing People

As the holiday season goes into high gear and Thanksgiving is approaching, we in America have a lot to be thankful for continue reading »

Immigrant Women’s Rights Group sides with “One Family, One Alabama

Immigrant Women’s Rights Group sides with “One Family, One Alabama

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights supports the "One Family, One Alabama" campaign to end anti-immigration policies. continue reading »

NALEO’s Statement on Texas’ Court-Drawn Redistricting Map

NALEO’s Statement on Texas’ Court-Drawn Redistricting Map

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the release of the Texas congressional redistricting map continue reading »

Hunting For A Prescription Drug Plan Is No Game - Social Security Admin

“Open season” is here for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should act now. The “open season” will run from October 15 to December 7 continue reading »

That Ship Has Sailed , Senator Rubio by Hector Luis Alamo jr

That Ship Has Sailed , Senator Rubio by Hector Luis Alamo jr

Two weeks ago, in a deft display of political maneuvering, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio urged his party to tone down its anti-immigrant rhetoric. In front of a gathering for the Washington Ideas Forum, the 40-year-old Cuban-American senator underscored the need for the GOP to win back Latino and pro-immigrant voters: “The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party. Republicans need to be the pro-legal immigration party.” continue reading »