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Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Act Boldly On Deportations

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unl...

How One Girl's Journey To The Vatican Helped Free Her Father From Immigration Detention

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 03.29.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, ...

Deported Immigrant Seeks Asylum In The U.S.

AP | OMAR MILLAN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican immigrant rights advocate who gained international attention in 2007 when she took refuge in a Chicago church befor...

Immigration Activists Push To Stop Deportations

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama's surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more "h...

More Protestors Detained At Border Crossing

AP | OMAR MILLAN | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Sixty Mexican migrants were detained Sunday by U.S. authorities after they crossed into the United States from the border cit...

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...

Immigration Reform Could Raise Price Of Citizenship

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Hilda Vasquez squirreled away the money for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South ...

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...

U.S. To Immigrants: Border Crossers Won't Qualify For Reform

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States is warning migrants thinking of crossing the border that they won't qualify for any potential immigration refor...

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...

DACA Provides Lessons For Broader Immigration Reform

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 11.18.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — The first year of the Obama administration's temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown that any broader im...

5 More From 'Dream 30' Released

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas -- EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials in Texas have released five immigrant protesters who surrendered in September to U.S. auth...

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...

Immigrants Continue To Prepare For Reform

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 09.18.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Immigration reform is stalled in Congress but that's not stopping immigrants from contacting lawyers, filling out paperwork and m...

An Undocumented Lawyer?

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant Wednesday to grant a law license to Sergio Garcia, who graduated ...

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...

They're Out!

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were...

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...

Immigrant Activists Test Law By Trying To Reenter U.S.

AP | E.J. TAMARA | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES — Three immigrant activists who were brought to the United States illegally as children plan to challenge the country's immigration ...

Dreamers Regret Returning To Mexico

AP | VALERIA FERNANDEZ | Posted 07.17.2013 | Latino Voices

NOGALES, Mexico -- When U.S. President Barack Obama began stopping the deportations last year of some young immigrants living in the country illegally...