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Immigration Reform for all immigrants

  It seems every other American is in an uproar over President Obama’s executive action to finally get the ball rolling on immigration reform.  Under this action, millions of immigrants will be allowed to stay in the United States.  However, this applies to more than just Latinos.  People often make the mistake of always correlating the Read More

Obama’s Legacy

  Barack Obama is set on leaving a legacy for his second term as President and the others in the Democratic Party. Obama’s executive order on immigration that has now been announced and has caused a major uproar in the world of politics. Many Senators do not approve of Obama’s move, deeming it a major risk Read More

Latinos concerned about economy, doing better financially

  Trying to find consensus in the Latino population can get quite complex due to the variety found in the culture, originating from different national roots and the amount of diversity within the ethnic group. There is also complexity within the family setting, some members are here illegally, have a visa to reside here permanently Read More

Forgotten children of deportations

It’s no secret that many deportations happen every year. In 2012, almost 450,000 undocumented people of Mexican origin were apprehended according to Homeland Security. When deportations happen, it doesn’t only affect the deportee, it affects the entire family. Journalist German Gonzalez and writer Arturo Garcia captured the stories of children who have lost one or Read More

Waiting for Obama’s immigration plan

President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala will confirm once again, his promise to slow deportations by the end of the year after activists have expressed their anger and discontent concerning delays on these actions by administration. According to a source that viewed Obama’s remarks, Obama will state to those in Read More

Undocumented immigrants in Arizona see revival of church-based “Sanctuary Movement”

Many of you read of the title and are a bit bewildered by what a sanctuary movement really is. Just to give you a bit of background, the movement started in the 1980s and it’s when a church protects you from being deported. The unfortunate part of this is that you are confined to these Read More

Make voting a priority

The Latino vote is important and hard to convince. According to Fox News only 11 million Latinos voted in the 2012 elections. Sounds like a decent number. Not when compared to the 28.8 million Latinos that will be eligible to vote by November. With the new immigration battle it’s expected that more Latinos will vote Read More

Border crisis about character, not politics

Emma Lazarus writes “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” in her famed sonnet New Colossus, or more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty poem. Lazarus, the daughter of Portuguese Jews, would be rolling over in her grave if she could see the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. Read More

From picking crops to running the farm

When it comes to farming it’s almost impossible for the word “immigrant” not to come to mind. In the United States, Latino immigrants seem to be the popular choice of migrant worker. Most take this an opportune situation to take advantage of those in a dire situation. Sadly, these farms don’t exactly encourage legal migration. Read More

Equal protection under the law (except Latinos)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Custom & Border Patrol (CBP) can deport what they call “recent border crossers” that bypass deportation hearings before a judge. What they fail to mention is that ‘recent’ can mean up to three years living in the U.S. and ‘border’ can mean 100 miles from any land or sea Read More