Category: North America

Immigration Activists Arrested in New York For Civil Disobedience

NEW YORK — After forming a human chain and blocking traffic near a federal building, 16 people were arrested Monday in downtown Manhattan. City Councilmembers Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane D. […] Read More >

Undocumented Immigrants Struggle To Find Work After College

LOS ANGELES — At the sight of two customers, Andres walks over to the register to take their food order. It’s training day, which means that Andres will get no […] Read More >

Mexican Police Intensify Search for Missing Politician Diego Fernández de Cevallos

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican police say they have intensified the search for missing politician and former presidential candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos, who was kidnapped last […] Read More >

Mexican Drug Cartel May Have Ties To Police, Leaked Documents Indicate

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents recovered from Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s drug trafficking ring in Mexico indicate that the organization has ties to the country’s police, fueling […] Read More >

New York Reviews Deportation Policies for Immigrants Facing Minor Criminal Charges

Immigrants arrested for decades-old or minor violations, like marijuana possession, may soon be less subject to deportation in at least one state. Last week, New York state officials promised to […] Read More >

Obama Promises To Address Immigration Reform At Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Today in Latin America Top Story — President Barack Obama promised to address immigration reform this year during a Cinco de Mayo celebrations at the White House’s Rose Garden. Obama’s […] Read More >

UNASUR Summit Criticizes Arizona Immigration Law, Elects Kirchner New Secretary-General

Today in Latin America Top Story — Heads of state from South America met yesterday outside of  Buenos Aires, Argentina for a summit meeting of the Union of South American […] Read More >

Immigration Control Program Morphing Into Prisoner Screening Program

The 287(g) program, a lightning rod for criticism, is slowly and quietly melting into an expanded version of Secure Communities, a different and more under-the-radar government program. Advocates and experts […] Read More >

Thousands Rally in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Against Arizona Law

NEW YORK — A recent controversial law passed in Arizona drove thousands of people to protest in cities around the nation this weekend, adding fervor to planned May 1 rallies […] Read More >

House Panel Discusses Bill To Lift Cuban Travel Ban, Ease Embargo

Today in Latin America Top Story — Human rights and business groups asked Congress Thursday to relax the embargo against Cuba by passing a bipartisan bill that would allow for […] Read More >