Immigration articles

Sen. John McCain’s Univision interview leaves impression that old grudges die hard

LatinaLista — According to a Yahoo! news item, things are a little crazier than usual in Washington in advance of the President’s State of the Union speech. Rebuttals and pre-rebuttals have become the new forms of communication between the parties with the Democratic National Committee holding a telephone conference call offering a pre-rebuttal to Sen.

New Pew Hispanic study shows ‘good-faith’ immigration reform must meet two basic needs of immigrants

LatinaLista — A newly released Pew Hispanic study uncovers some startling statistics — of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States, more than 60 percent have not yet done so. The main two reasons are the same criteria we are bound to see contained in

White House loud and clear on immigration reform but ignores Latino community’s outcry over abusive actions by ICE and Border Patrol

LatinaLista — Even though two different immigration reform plans have been laid out, there is still criticism that existing White House directives to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to not apprehend and place in deportation proceedings non-threatening undocumented immigrants is routinely being ignored by ICE agents out in the field. News reports of mass

Proposed immigration reform plans don’t deal with the total reality that exists for undocumented immigrants

LatinaLista — After hearing President Obama’s plan for immigration reform and what the bipartisan committee of senators released yesterday, it’s natural that there would be parts Latinos like and don’t like from each proposal. For starters, it’s obvious that both sides are still more interested in politicizing the issue, with Republicans accusing Obama of using

While the senate blueprint on immigration reform brings cheers, three more challenges exist before breathing sigh of relief

LatinaLista — The announcement this morning that senators had reached an agreement on immigration reform, and the subsequent press conference held by Senators Marco Rubio, (R-FL); John McCain (R-AZ); Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), triggered a deluge of congratulatory press releases from major Latino organizations. To see both Republicans and

International Migrants’ Day highlights increase of events driving people from their homes

LatinaLista — It is estimated that there are more than 214 million migrants in the world today. Because of war and a poor economy, more people are being forced from their homes in search of safety or employment. Unfortunately, because the majority of the world is under the same threat of unemployment and low wages,