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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...

Obama Administration Will Allow Legal Immigrants To Request Child Relatives As Refugees

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salva...

DHS Acknowledges A Majority Of Immigrant Families Fail To Report To Authorities

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.26.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of...

Residential Center In Texas Will Hold Up To 2,400 Immigrants

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Latino Voices

DILLEY, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say a residential center that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will use to house families apprehended...

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...

Honduran Family Reunites In The U.S. After 10 Years Apart

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) -- The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her. Denia Zelaya ha...

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...

11-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy Wanted A Better Life, Died Alone In Texas Desert

AP | SONIA PEREZ D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mo...

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...

Immigrant Youth Activists Turn Heat Up On Democrats

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant youth activists called on leading Senate Democrats on Tuesday to demand that President Barack Obama order a halt to most...

Immigration Activists Arrested During Protest To Stop Deportations

AP | LUIS ALONSO LUGO | Posted 05.01.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 people — including seven youths — were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as they blocked an intersectio...

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...