Immigration articles

New short film follows Postville deportees home and their continuing struggle to survive

LatinaLista — One of the Guatemalan immigrants, Willian Toj, who was apprehended and deported in May 2008 from Postville, Iowa wasn’t just working illegally in the United States at the meatpacking plant to send money back home — he was working to literally save the life of his mother. Toj’s story is but one of

Guest Voz: Invitation from Guatemalan Human Rights Commission shows 2nd-generation Latina what happened to Postville deportees

By Cynthia Mazariegos LatinaLista — Second-generation Guatemalan-American, Cynthia Mazariegos, dreams of becoming a lawyer one day and championing justice for immigrants as an immigration attorney. Her dreams are fueled by the ongoing debate in the United States over comprehensive immigration reform and witnessing how hard-working, undocumented immigrants have been caught in the middle of this

Phoenix Business Journal article reeks of yellow journalism in making unsubstantiated tie between crime and city’s undocumented population

LatinaLista — Anyone who subscribes to newspapers knows times are tough in newsrooms, of all sizes, across the country. Loss of advertising revenue means smaller staff, less diversity and the fewer remaining reporters turning out more copy on shorter deadlines. Yet, a balanced news story shouldn’t be the sacrificial lamb in this new age of

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’