Cole Wilcox doesn't consider himself an activist. The 25-year-old from Phoenix was compelled to show up at the Arizona capitol Saturday afternoon to protest against members of a neo-Nazi group who were there rallying against illegal immigration . Continue »
Sunday marks a year since the night authorities say seven teenagers attacked Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue, a hate killing whose effects are still felt across this South Shore village, the county and beyond. Continue »
Democratic outreach to Latino voters helped Barack Obama win Red States in the 2008 election and deepened a rift between that demographic and the Republican Party. Continue »
Long Island Wins has launched a blogging campaign in memory of Marcelo Lucero, a 37 year old Ecuadorian immigrant who had been living in the United States for the past 16 years, murdered by a group of teenagers approximately one year ago. The campaign culminates on Saturday with a... Continue »
A: Billions upon billions, if some Republicans get their way. Fortunately, they didn't get their way on the Census yesterday. The Vitter-Bennett census amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill became a moot point yesterday afternoon when the Senate ended debate on the bill in a nail-biting... Continue »
Yesterday, the Senate voted on a procedural motion to end debate on the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2010. The motion to invoke cloture stopped an amendment which would have prevented the 2010 Census from going forward unless it asked about every respondent's citizenship... Continue »
The 2009 elections provide several insights into the current politics of immigration. Below is a compilation of some of the key results of November 2009. The results show that the dire predictions about a dramatic drop-off in Latino voter turnout across the board proved to be false... Continue »
When people talk in the abstract about undocumented immigrants - or, as some call them disdainfully, "illegals" - they don't think about the fact that these "invisible people" are in fact present every minute of every day. The food we bring to our mouths has been picked or processed... Continue »
Frances Barrios, who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child, receives humanitarian parole and can stay in Los Angeles and apply for a green card. Her husband suffers from post-traumatic stress. Continue »
Two women who had applied and been approved under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that gives them permits to be in the country legally report being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, arrests that landed them in jail, in one case for an entire month. Continue »