Immigration articles

Guest Voz: Anti-immigrant legislation underscores real fear of conservatives — change in nation’s identity politics

LatinaLista — As ubiquitous as the introduction of anti-immigrant legislation has been in state legislatures across the country, there are now finally signs that push-back against these overtly punitive bills is beginning to make a difference. We saw that yesterday in Arizona, the cradle of anti-immigrant legislation, with the defeat of five anti-immigrant bills of

Why was ICE allowed to deport a 4-year-old U.S. citizen while her parents waited for her in New York?

LatinaLista — When it comes to fighting for the citizenship rights of the children of undocumented immigrants, the hope has always centered on the DREAM Act. A bill that would grant a path to citizenship to those children whose parents brought them to this country at a young age. But what about children of undocumented

A disturbing national trend getting worse: Hating on Hispanics

LatinaLista — Attacks on Latinos and/or Latino immigrants are nothing new. The nation has witnessed countless examples over the past few years of irrational hatred and brute force directed at Latino immigrants. Sometimes Latino immigrants lived to tell the tale but too often they died leaving behind grieving families and local communities wondering how civility

Kansas legislator’s vile comment about undocumented immigrants shouldn’t go unpunished

LatinaLista — Ever since the insurance company Aflac announced Monday that they had fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried, the quacky voice of their company mascot, for his tasteless tweets about the Japanese tragedy, not too many people, aside from Joan Rivers, have come rushing to his defense. People understand there’s no defense for tweets like: “I