Posts By: Raisa Camargo

Raisa Camargo studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she is pursuing a double major in comparative international relations and minoring in French. Raisa grew up in New York City, Queens, with Colombian parents. As an intern reporter at Hispanic Link News Service in Washington, she is focusing on issues that affect the Hispanic community, with particular emphasis on immigration and the Western Hemisphere.

Mexico’s Drug War Refugees Rarely Secure Asylum In United States

EL PASO, Texas – A young police woman in her early 30s volunteered to uphold the law in a society fed by narco-violence, but faced insurmountable opposition. She was forced to […] Read More >

Supreme Court Considers Arizona Law Targeting Undocumented Immigrant Workers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court grappled last week over whether the state of Arizona has authority to implement standards and penalties on employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers. The […] Read More >

Janet Napolitano.

Criminal Deportations Reach Record High; Deportations Up 70 Percent Since Obama Took Office

WASHINGTON — Criminal deportations have reached a record high in U.S. history, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said last Wednesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) deported 392,862 […] Read More >

Cuba Travel Legislation Vote Postponed; Not Likely To Be Taken Up Until After Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON — Legislation easing the trade embargo against Cuba was postponed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee today, with some speculating that the vote will resurface after the midterm elections. […] Read More >

DREAM Act Stalled In Senate; Republicans Unanimously Vote Against Amendment Wedged Into Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — An amendment to provide undocumented youth a chance to attain legal residency, inserted into a $726 billion military defense bill, deadlocked today. The DREAM Act amendment, introduced by […] Read More >

Janet Napolitano.

Immigration Reform Hopes Fade, As Administration Emphasizes Security Efforts

WASHINGTON — Skepticism on comprehensive immigration reform is resurfacing. Leading Hispanic experts discussed federal inaction on immigration reform with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano at the annual Congressional Hispanic […] Read More >

Havana, Cuba.

Oil Prospects in Cuba Have Some Rethinking U.S. Trade Embargo

WASHINGTON — As speculation surfaces of oil prospects in Cuba, officials are worried that the United States’ embargo will fall short with trade, as the island continues to attract global […] Read More >