Category: United States

Documented Immigrants Should Not Be Deported For Minor Drug Infractions, Supreme Court Says

Documented immigrants should not be deported for minor drug possession convictions, the Supreme Court ruled this week. The case centered on Jose Carachuri-Rosendo, a Texas man who was a legal […] Read More >

Three New York Groups Rally To Draw Attention To Immigration Reform

Three different New York groups rallied last week to draw attention to immigration reform. At the beginning of the week, students from the New York State Youth Leadership Council began […] Read More >

OAS Meeting Begins in Peru Amid Tensions Over Status of Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other dignitaries from throughout Latin America began a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) […] Read More >

Cuban Folk Legend Silvio Rodríguez Visits U.S. for First Time in 30 Years

NEW YORK — After a wait of over thirty years, Cuban folk legend Silvio Rodríguez will make his first public appearance in the U.S. this Friday, when he plays a […] Read More >

Supporters of DREAM Act Begin Hunger Strike Outside Senator Charles Schumer’s Office

NEW YORK — Sitting around bags with sleeping mats, gallons of water but no food, 15 people began a hunger strike Tuesday outside Senator Charles Schumer’s Manhattan office. The strikers, […] Read More >

Obama To Send 1,200 National Guard Troops To Mexican Border

More than a thousand troops will soon travel to the Southwest, assigned to bolster border protection. President Barack Obama’s pledge to move 1,200 National Guard troops comes after criticism of […] Read More >

Obama and Calderón Meet at White House to Discuss Immigration and Drug War

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with President Barack Obama Wednesday at the White House to discuss bilateral issues such as illegal immigration in […] Read More >

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 >

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 >