Washington state has canceled the driver's license of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who publicly said he is an illegal immigrant. Officials opened an investigation after Jose Antonio Vargas' essay about his background was published in the New York Times Magazine in June. Continue »
Secure Communities, the federal program created to target and deport immigrants identified as dangerous felons, ended up leaving many individuals and communities feeling far from secure. Since its inception in 2008, thousands of illegal immigrants who had no criminal record, or had misdemeanor convictions, were deported. Continue »
News of President Obama's recent push for immigration reform has hijacked the news this week, and media personalities have been all too vocal about what they think are Obama's real intentions for immigration reform. Some have called his efforts "insincere" while others have praised him for finally playing... Continue »
On the last stop of his visit to Latin America, in El Salvador, President Barack Obama declared that "we have to make sure that we've got a legal immigration system that is effective and is not frustrating for families, doesn't divide families." Interesting enough, it almost seemed as if... Continue »
Today, La Opinión publishes the first of a series of articles of opinion polls among Latino voters conducted by the firm Latino Decisions in collaboration with Impremedia. The main finding: A "high level of economic anxiety in the community, a disconnect in the economic decisions made by the Obama... Continue »
Today, the Spanish-language press covers a newly-released report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) which concludes that around half of all undocumented immigrants detained under the 287(g) enforcement program are detained for misdemeanors and traffic violations rather than serious crimes. Telemundo, La Opinión (Los Angeles), Notimex and the AP,... Continue »
The Spanish-language press reports today that Republicans' response to President Barack Obama's request to cooperate to pass immigration reform was a hearing during which they advocated enforcement-only policies with no solution but deportation for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Continue »
Today, the Spanish-language press covers President Obama's statements on immigration during his second State of the Union address. EFE, Notimex, AFP, and Univisión.com, among others, write that Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to "take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration." "I am prepared... Continue »
The Spanish-language media reports on the latest attack on constitutional rights, targeting children of immigrants, and what can be expected from the 112th Congress. Continue »
Here's what a sampling of what progressive blogs have been saying about Saturday's DREAM vote. The DREAM Act has also been a major focus of Latino-focused and immigration-related blogs: Continue »