Category: United States

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 >

Immigrants Rally Nationally to Protest Arizona Law

NEW YORK — Backlash against the Arizona law emerged throughout the country Tuesday as immigrants took to the streets, asking President Barack Obama to strike down the law. In New […] Read More >

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs Strict Immigration Law

NEW YORK — Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed what’s been called the nation’s toughest immigration bill on Friday afternoon, making it a crime to not carry proper documentation. The bill […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Worries Mexican Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican Foreign Ministry protested on Wednesday against a proposed Arizona law that would allow police greater authority to detain suspected undocumented immigrants […] Read More >

Supporters of Using Local Officals to Enforce Federal Immigration Law List Successes

In the wake of a report criticizing 287(g) and similar programs that deputize local officials to enforce federal immigration law, we wondered what supporters of these programs consider their biggest […] Read More >

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. NEW YORK — Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of […] Read More >