New Census data on the growth of the Hispanic population continues to underscore the importance of this group in our national fabric-and to the electoral map. The Hispanic population in Arizona, for example, grew 46% in the last decade (from 2000 to 2010), and now constitutes 30% of... Continue »
Some days, these stories just write themselves. Kansas legislator Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, suggested yesterday during a House Appropriations Committee meeting that illegal immigrants should be hunted down and shot. Continue »
A legislator said Monday it might be a good idea to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled: with gunmen shooting from helicopters. Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, said he was just joking, but that his comment did reflect frustration with the problem of... Continue »
Several immigration-related measures won preliminary approval in the Senate Monday afternoon, including a bill that would require proof of legal status to receive any public benefits - including public housing - from the state or local governments. Continue »
Score one for business in the latest round of debate over proposed immigration reform in the Florida Senate. A committee Monday relaxed a requirement that the state and all private employers check the immigration status of any prospective employee by using the federal government's e-Verify system. Continue »
An effort to require many private businesses to verify the immigration status of their workers won a crucial vote in the Georgia Senate on Monday, setting up a a showdown with the House over citizenship checks. Continue »
Kansas lawmakers dealt a setback Monday to a plan that would clamp down on illegal immigration in a way that's similar to a controversial Arizona law. Continue »
Another day, another fight in the absence of a coherent federal immigration policy. This weekend, America's Voice learned the story of Mariano Cardoso Jr. of New Britain, Connecticut, a 22-year-old DREAMer who is stepping away from a life in the shadows to very publicly fight against his imminent deportation. Continue »
President Obama talks a good game when it comes to immigration reform. But by now, it is obvious that's all he does, and few take his promises seriously. Continue »
Not so long ago, Mariano Cardoso Jr. felt alone and beyond help as he faced being forced to leave the country where he grew up, deported to Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. The 22-year-old Capital Community College student saw his dream of becoming a math professor or civil... Continue »