Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Celebrating Immigrants’ Contributions on Constitution Week

*So in the middle of “Hispanic Heritage Month” we have Constitution Day and Constitution Week, when we’d do good to remember that citizenship, as the article says, “is a matter of commitment and conscience.” There are presently 9 million permanent residents eligible to become U.S. citizens. VL By Leon Rodriguez, New America Media This week we

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Children of Immigrants Denied Citizenship

*The more attention this issue gets, the better. The problem of questionable documentation has long been a problem, to varying degrees, along the border. But it goes beyond being a specific border issue – all that does...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Millions of Legal Immigrants Skipping U.S. Citizenship

By Lori Abbott, Public News Service Many legal immigrants in California and across the country are not pursuing citizenship. Even though more than 8 million nationwide are eligible to apply, many have never even taken the first step....

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Children Of Immigrants Unaware They’re Already U.S. Citizens

By EFE/Fox News Latino A large number of Latinos do not know that they are already U.S. citizens and, after living for years as undocumented, discover this fact when they begin the process of regularizing their immigration...

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Rallies Nationwide Today Against Border Militarization

By John Michaelson, Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Rallies are planned in some Texas cities and across the nation today, in a national day of action against the proposed “border surge” as part of immigration reform....

Friday, April 12th, 2013

What do Latinos want in a path to citizenship? The same as everyone else

By Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan, Washington Post Conventional wisdom dictates that the Hispanic community in the United States is far more supportive of overhauling the immigration system and allowing those who are in the country illegally to...

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Survey: Over Six in Ten Americans Back Citizenship

By Ted Hesson, ABCNews/Univision Over six in ten Americans think undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Thursday by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey found that...

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Children Of Latino Immigrants Skew More Democratic Than Parents

By Gene Demby, NPR While most immigrants from Latin America identify with the Democratic Party, Hispanic members of the second generation — those born in the United States with at least one parent born outside of the...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Mexicans Naturalize at Lower Rate Than Other Immigrants

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Compared to other groups of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexicans have the lowest rate of naturalization. Nearly 61 percent of immigrants eligible for naturalization from the region become U.S. citizens. Click...

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Texas Immigrants to Rally on Int’l. Human Rights Day

By Peter Malof, Public News Service EL PASO, Texas – Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call “systematic violations” of international law and the U.S. Constitution. At a 1...

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

President Obama’s Deferred Action: A Fair Compromise On Immigration Enforcement

By Kristian Ramos, Latinovations President Barack Obama’s move to prioritize the deportation of criminal immigrants, while giving exemplary undocumented immigrants the ability to remain in the country through deferred action, is smart and fair enforcement policy. In the face...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Latino Pastor In Alabama Becomes A Citizen

An interesting story came to us this week from Alabama, where Panamanian pastor Cristobal Echevarria recently earned his U.S. citizenship. His is a long story, starting with a violent life in Panama when the U.S. invaded when he...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Illinois Dream Act Signed Into Law

The Illinois DREAM Act, which will help undocumented students in the state pay for college, was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on Monday. The law will create a “DREAM Fund” supported by private donors—not taxpayers,...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Washington’s Blanca Gonzalez Torres Honored By Legislature

Blanca Gonzalez Torres was an advocate for the Latino community in Washington state who died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm last August. Last week she was honored by the state senate there for her good works. Gonzalez Torres...

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