Immigration articles

Alas, high hopes for change in an Obama Department of Homeland Security are crashing — one-by-one

LatinaLista — When Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano assumed her office, there were plenty of cynics who wondered if Napolitano would truly be a breath of fresh air for the DHS or merely Michael Chertoff, her predecessor, in drag. Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano (Photo Source: AP) At the beginning, there

Director of “The Wall” offers campuses film to screen to create dialogue about federal immigration policy

LatinaLista — A lot has been written and filmed about the ongoing building of the border wall along the US-Mexico border. The latest film to chronicle the impact of the border wall in the region is simply titled “The Wall.” The Wall is a new, feature documentary about the construction of a fence along the

New digital book puts a Human Face to Transnationalism

LatinaLista — What is transnationalism? The Merriam-Webster definition says it’s “extending or going beyond national boundaries.” Yet, for the purposes of a new digital, virtual coffee table-type book, transnationalism, as it pertains to the United States, has a much deeper meaning. DayNightLifeDeathHope explores transnationalism as the “accommodation of immigrant cultures into a more open ‘cosmopolitan’

Rep. King (R-IA) hopes that crying “illegal immigrant” derails Obama’s healthcare plan

LatinaLista — It’s thought that the conservative party got the message during the 2008 elections, when Democrats soundly beat Republicans. Yet, someone is feeding conservatives the belief that the issue of illegal immigration still resonates loudly with independents and those on the fence about it. Otherwise, the latest idiotic allegations involving undocumented immigrants wouldn’t have

Workers without papers are expendable — literally!

LatinaLista — The headline refers to a disturbing USA Today report recounting how though the overall number of workplace deaths has declined, the death of Hispanic workers on the job has risen. Hispanic construction worker deaths rank the highest among all Hispanic workforce deaths. (Photo source: While it’s easy to lay blame on the

“Out-of-Touch Beltway Republicanism” plagues Gingrich and others who want to send 12 million people packing

LatinaLista — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee, made headlines last week when he announced that he planned to have a new immigration reform bill put together by Labor Day. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s tough-guy approach to immigration reform increasingly appeals to conservatives. From preliminary reports, conservative congressional members are