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Undocumented Immigrants

WATCH: East Haven Police Chief Retiring After Town Hit By Scandal

AP | By DAVE COLLINS | Posted 03.31.2012 | Latino Voices

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The police chief in a working-class city where four officers have been charged with tyrannizing Latino residents and using excessiv...

Senator Marco Rubio, The GOP Golden Boy, Impresses

Ediberto Roman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Senator Rubio tackled the issue of immigration in an impressive and sensible fashion. Whether his impressive approach elevates the conversation and results in change that benefits this country is, however, still an open question.

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

First, They Came for the Mexicans...

Rick Sanchez | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Rick Sanchez

Regardless of whether Cubans see themselves as being different than Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Hondurans or other Hispanics, the fact is that the rest of the world tends to see us as one big homogenous group. And so whether we like it or not, these are our issues.

Alabama: An Important Lesson for Presidential Candidates

Grace Meng | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Grace Meng

If any candidate continues to believe enforcement-only immigration legislation is feasible or fair, he only has to look at Alabama, which essentially has put a plan of attrition into effect.

New Mexico Immigrant License Access Data Points To Fraud

AP | By BARRY MASSEY | Posted 03.26.2012 | Latino Voices

SANTA FE, N.M. -- An Associated Press investigation has found that addresses of dozens of the same businesses and homes across New Mexico were used ov...

Foster Care, Uncertain Futures Loom For Thousands Of Immigrant Children

| Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON -- More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nation...

FBI Arrests East Haven Police Officers For Assaults Of Latinos

Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, John Christoffersen EAST HAVEN, Conn. -- Four police officers, including the president of the local police union, were arrested T...

Tough Immigration Laws: Tough on Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Alabama has passed the toughest immigration enforcement law in the country. Now children born in the U.S.A., American citizens, are living in fear. Some children are afraid to go to school.

After Immigration Crackdown, Farmers Mull Planting

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices

ATLANTA — It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigratio...

More Than 1,600 Deportation Cases Set To Be Closed

Posted 01.20.2012 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has recommended canceling deportation proceedings for more than 1,60...

WATCH: What Migrants Left Behind While Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.24.2012 | Latino Voices

Not many people consider the human side of immigration, let alone take the time to document the belongings of those left behind by the migrants crossi...

Foreigners Banned From Elections But Some Participate

Erwin de Leon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

The outcome of November's elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well, but the prohibition on foreign nationals influencing and financially contributing to U.S. elections is sound.

WATCH: How Cesar Millan Got Into The U.S.

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Famed dog behavioralist Cesar Millan discusses his 'path to America' on AOL's "You've Got..." video series. Although not everyone agrees with Mill...

Immigration's Top 10 Heroes for 2012

Amy Novick | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Amy Novick

The 2012 Immigrants' List Annual Heroes come from across the country, and work to positively impact policies on immigration. We are grateful for their work and excited to honor their achievements.

Border Patrol To Toughen Policy

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The age...

Jon Ward

Mitt Moves To Fix 'Damage' With Hispanic Voters | Jon Ward | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a campaign appearance on Monday in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was asked how to woo voters to the Republican party and to his candidac...

Missouri Copycat Bill Would Require Schools To Verify Student Immigration Status

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

In a move similar to ones chided by federal courts in Alabama and Arizona, one Kansas City area lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require Missou...

Arrests In Puerto Rico, U.S. In Document Fraud Case

AP | By DANICA COTO | Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, Danica Coto SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ri...

Obama Administration Plans Change In Immigration Rule

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Associated Press, Luis Alonso Lugo and Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time undoc...

Joe Arpaio Asks For Facts To Back Up Civil Rights Case

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An Arizona sheriff whose office has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations conditionally agreed Wednesday to take part in ...

Paying Damages to Falsely Arrested Citizens

Peter H. Schuck | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Peter H. Schuck

A recent report in the New York Times details how many Americans have been arrested and detained simply because immigration authorities mistakenly took them for deportable immigrants.

Immigration, Deportation and States' Rights: What Martha Taught Me

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I am proud to live in a country where the rule of law and federal immigration preeminence enshrined in the constitution are tools to undo what legislatures in Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere have tried to do when politicizing and polarizing the immigration issue.

ICE Launches Hotline For Detained Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices

At a time when states such as Alabama and Arizona push for tougher immigration laws, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a hot...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Says He Would Veto Dream Act | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Mitt Romney said Saturday that he would veto the Dream Act, a bill that would provide legal status to some undocumented immigrants wh...