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Rep. Gutiérrez: "Alabama is fertile ground for implementing the discretion policy in prioritizing deportations"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

As Latinos and as immigrants, the first thing we have to do is thank all the members of the NAACP who gave their lives so that one day we would have a Civil Rights Act and a Voting Rights Act, and ask that as an institution they defend our people, as we will do for them.

"Lost in Detention" Shows Broken System

Voto Latino | Posted 12.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

It appears the administration will continue doing "the stuff they've asked for," and get nothing in return, except for even more broken families and scorn from the congressmen they're trying to appease.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 180 sexual abuse complaints have been reported in immigration detention centers since 2007, according to government documents ...

Deportation Officer Arrested For Pot Smuggling After High-Speed Chase

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A deportation officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement led Arizona state police and federal agents on a high-speed desert...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Sets Deportation Record | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration set a new record for deportations, removing nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year, Imm...

WATCH: Musician Holds Entire Concert With Ice Instruments

Posted 01.17.2013 | Arts

"You have to move all the time, because if you stop, you will just freeze," the Iceman reported to CNN. That's quite an intense statement coming from ...

Dogs Bark Because We Gallop

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is no room for second-guessing, Mr. President. Congress and the White House must hold onto courage, heart, and mind to stop the types of ill-intentioned, myopic, inhumane laws such as SB1070 and SB56, and get back to work on smart, humane, and sensible updates to our nation's broken and inconsistent immigration laws.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Effort 'Got Off To A Bad Start' | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted on Wednesday that there had been major missteps in rolling out Secure Communities,...

The Obama Administration Should Not Be Impeded By the City and State From Implementing Its Program to Deport Criminal Illegal and Legal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

To effectively eliminate by local law the right of the federal government to make appealable deportation decisions would turn New York City into a sanctuary city.

Lizzie Schiffman

Police Chiefs: Releasing Immigrants From ICE Detainers Sets 'Dangerous Precedent' | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

A group of west suburban police chiefs sent a letter to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to "express extreme disappointment" with the Boar...

The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan's Leaf Is Missing

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Why aren't the headlines about what a cool experience it is to drive an electric car?

UPDATE: School Officer Accused Of Having Students' Parents Deported (WATCH)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Denver

If a school resource police officer is tasked with promoting school safety, and also works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), does that cr...

5 Places To Get Away From It All

Black Tomato | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

There are times in life when the only remedy is to disappear for a while, to get off the grid.

Cristina Costantini

Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

"When I was in bed, I was begging the sheriff, 'Please let me free -- at least one hand,' and he said, no, he didn't want to," Juana Villegas said in ...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

Aurelia Fierros

WATCH: Mentally Impaired Man Awaits His Fate In Deportation Trial | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn hi...

Latinos And Terrorism: In The Name Of National Security

Michelle Garcia | Posted 11.09.2011 | Latino Voices

In an analysis of post 9/11 security measures, journalist Michelle Garcia looks at the intersection of fear and national security and its impact on La...

Illinois Rejects Federal Immigration Mandate, Again

Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to federal immigration compliance, Illinois lawmakers have been bold in their rejection of some Obama administration policies in recent ...

An Immigrant Mother's Struggle To Reunite With Her Unaccompanied Minor Son

Posted 11.06.2011 | Latino Voices

Lilian Cortez held a single red rose as she nervously waited at Los Angeles International airport waiting to see her son. She hadn't seen him since sh...

College Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To Hope

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee President Obama recently a...

Elise Foley

Proposed Detention Centers Draw Criticism From Residents, Immigrant Groups | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed immigration detention facilities in Florida and New Jersey will be ringed with barbed wire and house people against their will ...

The Lull in Between Storms

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 10.22.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Now more than ever, we must not stop working with and pressuring Congress and the Obama Administration to pass real, substantive, and long-lasting changes in immigration policy.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Nets Immigrants For Minor Offenses: Report | Elise Foley | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security took deportation action against at least 127 undocumented immigrants for minor offenses, such as loi...

But, What Will Implementation of Obama's Plan Look Like?

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

President Obama's announcement to take a new approach toward apprehension and removal of the undocumented is fiscally and politically sound. Left now is favorable implementation of the new directive.

Kelvin's Slush: "Kicking Slurpee's Ass Since 2009"

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Ultimately, I hope our customers have a great experience. I hope it cools them down. I hope it reminds them of their youth. And, most of all, I hope ...