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New Pew study finds undocumented population no longer growing, but settling in as Americans

New Pew study finds undocumented population no longer growing, but settling in as Americans

LatinaLista — A new Pew study finds that contrary to popular belief, the undocumented population in the United States is no longer growing and is stabilized at 11.2 million. When the recession hit in 2007, several main industries that relied on undocumented labor, like construction, restaurant and hospitality, lost jobs. Those who were undocumented with

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Part 1: The political reality of immigration reform

by Gary Segura Latino Decisions In a matter of weeks or even days, we anticipate that President Obama will articulate some changes to immigration administration and enforcement that will provide some security to undocumented persons living and working in the United States. This action will represent the full and final defeat of the legislative effort

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Discovering just who are the 11.7 million undocumented. It’s not always whom we think

LatinaLista — There’s a lot of speculation, inside and outside the Beltway, as to exactly how President Obama will exercise his Executive powers to bypass Congressional inaction and institute real change in the nation’s immigration policies. Yet, most people aren’t as focused on what will happen with policy as they are with what will happen

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Self-appointed border enforcers still on the hunt for undocumented immigrants

LatinaLista — One of the consequences of Congress’ inaction on immigration reform has been the empowerment of militia groups. Armed with weapons, these groups of men and women designate themselves defenders of our nation’s southern border and assume the responsibility of stopping, detaining and holding undocumented immigrants they find in the desert or swimming across

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Violence driving children out of Central America is new kind of war warranting US attention and intervention

LatinaLista — If news headlines are any barometer, the “humanitarian crisis” at the Texas-Mexico border that commanded media and political attention for the last month is no more. Reports out of southern Mexico reveal just how seriously Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto took President Obama’s demand for cooperation and media outlets have been reporting military

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Video: Laying to rest the notion that legalizing 12 million immigrants is bad for the economy

LatinaLista — The debate over immigration reform these days always entails the argument of how much immigrants, particularly undocumented, are taking away from U.S. society, rather than giving into it. In that vein, lawmakers have reacted by passing legislation that bars them from doing everything ranging from getting driver’s licenses to receiving in-state tuition to

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