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LatinaLista — The life of a migrant farmworker may be one of the darkest blemishes on the U.S. labor market. As if it wasn’t bad enough that migrant workers, and their families, are exposed to dangerous pesticides, abusive employers, sub-standard housing and the increasing life-threatening changes in the climate, many of the children lose out […]


LatinaLista — In the immigration reform narrative, there are specific characters who always get press — the undocumented, the activists, the traumatized family members and those authority figures either enforcing or proposing ‘justice.’ In each and every story, that I’ve ever covered, there is one more character who receives very little media attention but who […]


By Sanam Malik and Philip E. Wolgin Center for American Progress This June marks the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, when Americans celebrate their immigrant roots and tell their families’ stories of sacrifice and contribution. Woven together, these stories form the backbone of the United States. To mark Immigrant Heritage Month, here are 10 things […]


By Larissa Converti Council on Hemispheric Affairs “Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”[1] – President Barack Obama The past few years have brought a sharp upturn in the numbers of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States, […]


By Obed Manuel LatinaLista The end of the Texas legislative session was met by a sigh of relief from undocumented college and high school students around the state after the Republican-dominated state legislature failed to repeal HB1403, a 14-year-old law that allows some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. The Latino Center for Leadership […]

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LatinaLista — Throughout history, the immigration experience has always been a bittersweet experience. People in search of a better quality of life leave behind friends, family and in many cases, children, wives and husbands. Yet, in every case, immigrants have come to the United States to create their own opportunities to achieve that quality of […]


A U.S. Census Bureau research project found in 2013 that since 2009 a “greater proportion of foreign-born immigrants have been non-Hispanic Asian alone (34.7 percent) than Hispanic (30.1 percent).” That trend continued, and in 2013, the percentage of non-Hispanic Asian immigrants grew to 40.2 percent and the percentage of incoming Mexican immigrants fell to 25.5 percent.


LatinaLista — Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, reiterated to reporters on an afternoon telephone conference call that despite the overnight ruling from a Texas judge halting the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans […]


LatinaLista — Filing government or legal paperwork is a necessary eye-crossing task that most of us have to do more often than we like. Thank goodness we live in the tech age. Software and/or websites have been created to make the whole process easier and less time consuming. From figuring out how much we owe […]


By Mariana Santiago Latina Lista DALLAS — Ramiro Luna was a student at Mountain View Community College when he began organizing protests on behalf of young immigrants who wanted to earn their degrees and work as professionals in the United States. The 30-year-old activist and his peers came to despise being called illegal immigrants. “We […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]