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States Brace For Flood Of Requests For Deportation Relief

Stateline | Tim Henderson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Latino Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Here's Why Immigration Advocates Are Pressing So Hard For Executive Action

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

As President Barack Obama prepares to announce an executive action on Thursday that will reportedly offer deportation relief to millions of undocument...

Civil Rights Leader Says Obama Made The Right Call On Immigration

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 09.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is standing by President Barack Obama on his decision to delay executive action on immigration a...

Most Americans Think U.S. Should Shelter Child Migrants, Not Deport Them

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossmann | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. An...

Anti-Immigration Hate Group Hits Disgusting New Low

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Just when you thought the members of the ultra-conservative group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) couldn't get any more tasteless, they d...

Immigration Activists Arrested Outside The White House

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices

About two dozen immigrant rights advocates and religious leaders were arrested Monday outside the White House as they participated in a civil disobedi...

Actress Offers Bizarre Explanation For Backing Anti-Immigrant Candidate

Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

María Conchita Alonso continued to defend her support of immigration hardliner Tim Donnelly in his bid for governor of California this week, but temp...

Rep. Darrell Issa Sees No Future For Immigration Reform In 2014

TechCrunch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hopes for undocumented immigrants stranded in political limbo will have to wait at least another year. In a wide-ranging interview on congress’s nex...

Law Student Fights For The American Dream

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Such is the quandary that Cesar Vargas currently calls his life as an honors law school student who passed the bar exam in New York; however, because ...

DEPORTED

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 12.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Dozens spent the night and held a vigil outside an immigration detention facility in Arizona, hoping to stop the deportation of an undocumented man wh...

Immigration Reform Advocates Single Out Republicans

The New York Times | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices

PUEBLO, Colo. — Representative Scott Tipton, Republican of Colorado, entered his town hall meeting and quickly began greeting the assembled crowd, i...

This App Demonstrates What It's Like To Be Undocumented

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Latino Voices

When Erick Garcia first talked to VOXXI two weeks ago about participating in a hackathon hosted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s advocacy group FWD...

Blumenthal: 'Family Reunification Is A Priority'

VOXXI | Angela Millan-Epstein | Posted 09.22.2013 | Latino Voices

For Senator Richard Blumenthal, Latinos are no different; they are Americans and must be treated as such. The Connecticut Senator rejects any stereoty...

One Year Into Deferred Action

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 08.16.2013 | Latino Voices

One year after undocumented youth began applying for the deferred action program that grants them a two-year reprieve from deportation and work author...

Immigration Advocates Turn Up The Heat

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 08.02.2013 | Latino Voices

When House Republicans go home at the end of this week for the month-long summer recess, they will be greeted by immigration reform supporters who wil...

Did the DREAM 9 Push It Too Far?

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 07.27.2013 | Latino Voices

A campaign calling for the release of nine Dreamers who left the United Sates and were arrested nearly a week ago when they tried to re-enter the coun...

Top 5 Falsehoods Of The Immigration Debate

Politifact | Posted 07.09.2013 | Latino Voices

From fence opt-out clauses to free phones for immigrants, PolitiFact has tracked the rhetoric of the immigration debate — and heard plenty of falseh...

Immigration Reform Advocates Plan To Make It Happen

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 07.05.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s going to be tough but doable. That’s how immigration reform advocates describe the road ahead to pass an immigration reform bill in the Repub...

Everything On House Immigration Reform Efforts

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 07.02.2013 | Latino Voices

After a historic vote to pass the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill in the Senate last week, the attention now shifts to the House of Represen...

Same-Sex Couples Benefited By DOMA Ruling

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Ryan Hagen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Javier Hernandez celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act for the same reason many others did, but he also h...

TIMELINE: How Far We've Come With Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Just a few years ago, passing an immigration reform bill to fix the nation’s broken immigration system seemed almost impossible. For Republicans,...

Mexico Isn't Happy With Border Security Measures

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY, June 25 (Reuters) - The Mexican government on Tuesday voiced concern about U.S. congressional proposals to beef up security along the U...

Steve King Made It Worse

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.08.2013 | Latino Voices

House Republicans just don’t get it. That was the message Latinos and immigrant rights advocates sent to the GOP on Thursday when nearly all Hous...

The Best DREAM Act Yet

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.24.2013 | Latino Voices

After a decade-long battle to push for legislation that would legalize undocumented youth who’ve resided in the United States since they were childr...

The Cost Of Prosecuting Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Criminal prosecutions of immigrants who entered or reentered the country illegally have soared in the last decade, bringing with them huge financial a...