The president's State of the Union address last week continues to be a hot topic in the Spanish-language press. President Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, faces a deportation hearing after overstaying her tourist visa and having her application for political asylum rejected, as reported by the AP, the EFE, La... Continue »
Two reports with bearing on the immigration debate were released in Washington yesterday: an Urban Institute study finding that three-fourths of the 5.5 million children of undocumented parents were born in the United States and live under the fear that their parents will be arrested, separated from them or... Continue »
Today, much of the Spanish-language coverage of yesterday's community meeting in Los Angeles focuses on Rep. Luis Gutierrez' (D-IL) comments, and in particular his call to attend a march in favor of comprehensive immigration reform on March 21st. Continue »
Today, the AFL-CIO will host a forum in Los Angeles to debate immigration reform. La Opinión reports that the meeting, which will be held in LA's historic Olvera Street neighborhood, will feature Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA); Bishop Alexander Salazar of the Archdiocese... Continue »
For the second day, today's top story is Hispanic discontent with President Obama's cursory mention of immigration during his State of the Union address; many outlets also quote Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, assuring Hispanics that Obama remains committed to immigration reform..."We're not willing to give... Continue »
A large number of Spanish-language news outlets today ran State of the Union headlines expressing disappointment among Hispanics and immigrants over what they described as the lack of detailed discussion, or any sort of vigorous defense, of comprehensive immigration reform in President Barack Obama's address last night. BBC Mundo... Continue »
America's Voice is starting a new series to bring Spanish-language coverage of immigration and politics to a wider audience. Look for daily roundups (in English), of some of the best Spanish-language news. "The EFE and AFP news agencies report that President Obama's State of the Union address will focus... Continue »
Here are some of the best immigration tidbits from around the internets today -- oh, and leave us some Friday comment love if you get a second. Andrea Nill at the Wonk Room reports on Lou Dobbs' sprint to dump the toxic brand image he's built up for himself... Continue »
Jennifer McFayden over at writes: "Peaceful, maybe, but ALIPAC president William Gheen is known for his hard line approach." She quotes him saying telling Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) to ""Make my day punk!"(Seriously?) and then goes on to say, "I don't know what poll Gheen is using, but if... Continue »
Some of us already knew this, but the fact that good immigration policy also boosts the middle class is a myth-buster that bears repeating, as well as a new report by the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI). Immigration Impact argues: The myth that immigration is bad for U.S.... Continue »