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Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

The ongoing deportation program is resulting a "new type of immigrant" trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented foreigners who have lived illegally for many years in this country and "the only way of life they know is that of the United States," Jason De Leon, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

States and localities could collect an extra $2 billion a year in taxes from immigrants—on top of $10.6 billion they get already—if Congress overhauls the country’s immigration laws, according to a new report. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

Reportedly Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is leaving the Obama administration as early as today to head up the University of California 10-campus operation. Some sources say she is leaving in September. continue reading »

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

On my 16th birthday, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico, I translated for a church group of white Americans from my hometown in eastern Washington state. In their one-room hut, I asked an indigenous Mexican family continue reading »

Mexican National Gets Asylum after Cartel Kill 11 Family Members

Mexican National Gets Asylum after Cartel Kill 11 Family Members

The U.S. government has granted Mexican national Christian Chaidez asylum after narco-sponsored extortionists executed 11 family members. continue reading »

Pres. George W. Bush Hoping for “Positive Resolution” on Immigration Reform but Won’t Get Involved

Pres. George W. Bush Hoping for “Positive Resolution” on Immigration Reform but Won’t Get Involved

Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he hopes a "positive resolution" will be found as Congress considers reforms to the "broken" U.S. immigration system. continue reading »

Activists Take Stand Against Grandmother’s Deportation in Colorado

Activists Take Stand Against Grandmother’s Deportation in Colorado

Leaders of pro-immigrant organizations in Colorado, accompanied by religious groups and members of the community, protested Tuesday in Denver to prevent the deportation of a Hispanic immigrant who needs medical care. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

We’re back from a long weekend, and the fight for immigration reform has pivoted. Following the passage of bipartisan immigration legislation in the Senate by a 68-32 vote, all attention is on the House and Speaker John Boehner. continue reading »

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

An average of five to six undocumented immigrants are turning up dead in the desert every week amid even-hotter-than-normal summer temperatures in Arizona, authorities and human rights groups say. continue reading »

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush is making his own push in support of comprehensive immigration reform saying the system is broken and it must be fixed while making sure people are treated with respect. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Immigration Bill Offers Good, Bad and the Ugly

NELSON BALIDO: Immigration Bill Offers Good, Bad and the Ugly

The United States Senate is suddenly relevant again after a bipartisan effort delivered a comprehensive immigration bill that deals with visa reform, border security and that creates a pathway to citizenship for the millions in this country not here legally. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

The pending 2013 immigration reform bill aims to establish a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill also calls for the completion of 700 miles of border fencing between the United States and Mexico and doubles the number of Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

The federal government has issued its first green card to a gay marriage immigrant from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian immigrant is in a same-sex marriage to an American citizen and is benefiting from the historic Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). continue reading »

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

The number of Latinos will match the number of white non-Hispanic population for the first time in California this month, according to the California Department of Finance. The same study also found that Latinos will become a plurality in 2014, continue reading »