Arizona's La Voz writes that representatives of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) have arrested 141 undocumented immigrants in Arizona in the last 30 days. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who announced several days ago that he plans to train 900 of his deputies to perform immigration enforcement exercises... Continue »
Today, the Spanish-language press takes up the story of two Argentinians, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informants, who now face deportation themselves. Brothers Emilio and Analía Anaya had made an agreement with the federal agency to identify undocumented immigrants involved in the drug trade, gangs, human trafficking, prostitution... Continue »
A group called the American Principles Project aims to promote conservative values among Hispanics and defend comprehensive immigration reform among those same ultraconservatives who have rejected it in the past. According to EFE, Alfonso Aguilar, who served under the Bush administration as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... Continue »
Two editorials in La Opinión in the last few days have discussed immigration reform: "No more empty words" ("No más palabras vacías") and "The moment for reform" ("El momento para la reforma"). "Campaign promises have attracted supporters and raised hopes. The votes cast for candidates committed to immigration reform... Continue »
Today's top story in the Spanish-language press is Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart's (R-FL) announcement that he intends to retire from the House of Representatives when his current term expires in 2011. Continue »
A La Opinión interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, titled "Pelosi advocates reform" ("Pelosi aboga por la reforma" ), appears today in all impreMedia publications. Pelosi is quoted as saying that "I hope to pass immigration reform this year" and "Last week I spoke with the president about the... Continue »
Today, the Spanish-language press covers the rollout of a new ad campaign in Nevada promoting comprehensive immigration reform. The ads, paid for by the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign, are mentioned in a column by EFE. Continue »
The America's Voice report "The Power of the Latino Vote" was released yesterday during a telephonic press conference with Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Janet Murguía, President of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR); and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's... Continue »
Today, the Hispanic press highlights the America's Voice report "The Power of the Latino Vote" which received a front-page story in La Opinión (Los Angeles). The report analyzes 40 electoral races in 12 states Continue »
Today, the Hispanic press highlights a study from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) indicating that immigration does not depress the wages of American workers. According to the report, titled "Immigration and Wages," Department of Labor statistics demonstrate that the arrival of 9.5 million immigrant workers between 1994 and 2007... Continue »