Tania Nava has one piece of advice for anyone seeking to come out of the shadows and pursue a path to U.S. citizenship: don't do it. She says her decision to become a legal citizen is one of the reasons her husband was murdered. Continue »
When a Democratic state legislator introduced a satirical bill proposing that Mississippi rename the Gulf of Mexico the "Gulf of America," he fooled a whole lot of people into thinking he was serious, providing a funny (but actually sad) commentary on the state of the immigration debate. Continue »
DENVER-They may be undocumented, naturalized, or first- second- or third-generation citizens, but if one thing unites many Hispanics in Colorado it's their discontent with the anti-immigrant rhetoric coming out of the Republican primary. Continue »
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney's campaign unveiled the endorsement of former California Governor Pete Wilson (R), champion of California's Proposition 187 in 1994. Proposition 187 was the precursor to the anti-immigration laws passed this decade in Arizona, Alabama, and other states that have inspired nationwide outrage from the... Continue »
As HB 56, the Alabama immigration law, undergoes more scrutiny, the backlash against its architect, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, continues to grow. People are fed up with HB 56, and they know Kris Kobach is the one to blame. Continue »
Kris Kobach's ears should be burning. Backlash built this week against the Kansas secretary of state for gallivanting state-to-state, drumming up support for laws bent on driving illegal immigrants out. The rebukes aren't coming from his usual critics, those who display sanity about the federal reforms needed to effectively... Continue »
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday rushed to dispel rumors among Latino families that they would be deported if they come forward with information about child sexual abuse allegations at Miramonte Elementary School, where two teachers have been arrested. Continue »
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he will call the candidate's rhetoric and anti-immigrant endorsers "beyond the pale." Continue »
Teresa Gomez, a Salvadoran woman in her 20s, and Margaret Ashong, a grandmother from Ghana, endured regular beatings, threats and insults by the fathers of their children. Like many battered immigrant women in the Washington area, they mostly suffered in silence, fearful that if they went to the police... Continue »
During one of the Republican debates in Florida, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney agreed that the only way they'd support the DREAM Act is to take out the educational component. Continue »