Posts By: Raisa Camargo

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 >