Immigration articles

New chapter of the undocumented immigrant dilemma should give all Americans pause

LatinaLista — In the past, it’s always been very easy for critics of undocumented migrants to vilify them as usurping their place in the imaginary visa line. It’s easy to target able-bodied adults, who want nothing more than an opportunity to work, and cast them as a threat to the economic well-being of the average

Retired poultry inspector blames Alabama’s immigration law on safety of state’s chicken supply

LatinaLista — The news making headlines this week was the impending bacon shortage. Come to find out, it wasn’t exactly the bacon shortage Americans have to worry about. A British trade organization called The National Pig Association of the United Kingdom sounded the alert over “canadian” bacon shortage due to the rising cost of corn,

Remembering 9/11: The day that changed for undocumented Latino immigrants

LatinaLista — There’s no doubt that the events of 9/11 changed our nation and the world. In remarks today commemorating the anniversary of the country’s worst case of domestic terrorism, President Obama told a somber crowd gathered at the Pentagon: “When the history books are written the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one

New immigrant deportation report underscores a gov’t as divided on the issue as the nation

LatinaLista — Last week, rumors were rampant that the Obama administration was bracing for bad news just as the Democratic National Convention was winding down. The bad news was the monthly jobs report. The report showed only very slight improvement and pushed the Obama camp to briefly acknowledge it as “not good enough” before dispatching

Benita Veliz’s appearance at DNC signals another turning point for the DREAM Act

LatinaLista — Ever since the Democratic National Convention convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Republicans have kept pretty mum on comparing their convention of last week. When it comes to delegate enthusiasm, dynamic speeches promoting the nominee and lack of embarrassing speakers or having to expel delegates because of their behavior, the Democrats have, so

Federal Appeals Court puts brakes on most provisions of Georgia and Alabama’s immigration laws

LatinaLista — With the ongoing excitement over the Deferred Action program for DREAMer students, it’s hard to remember (outside Arizona) that there are some states still trying to enforce their own versions of immigration law. A couple of the most recent states that joined with Arizona were Georgia and Alabama. And like Arizona, they were