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How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants

Feb 06, 2013

 The House made its first formal foray into immigration reform yesterday at a lengthy Judiciary Committee hearing in which Republicans struck a familiar chord. Despite record-setting deportation levels in recent years, Republican members of the committee were in broad agreement...

Pew: Majority of Mexican Immigrants Haven't Applied for Citizenship

Feb 06, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States have not yet taken that step. Their naturalization rate—36%—is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined,...

Dominicans Abroad to Lose Services on Jan. 31

Jan 16, 2013

SANTO DOMINGO—Dominicans living in the United States and abroad will no longer be receiving services provided by the Central Electoral Board (additionally known as CJE, and separate from Dominican embassies) offices, reports El Día. According to the news report, as...

Census's Hispanic Race Change Draws Fire

Jan 14, 2013

Some Latino civil rights groups are questioning the U.S. Census consideration of designating Hispanics a race of their own, fearing the loss of national original designations.The change, making "Hispanic" a racial instead of an ethnic category, would eliminate the check-off...

US Spends More on Immigration Than All Other Law Enforcement Combined

Jan 09, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending for the...

What Census Box Are Hispanics Supposed to Check Now?

Jan 08, 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau is considering changes to its questionnaire to make it easier for Latinos to identify themselves. Those in favor of the possible changes say they will lead to a more accurate snapshot of America's Hispanics. Those against...

Would You Make Phone Calls on Facebook?

Jan 08, 2013

In what seems like a continual quest for complete world domination, Facebook is testing some new changes that would allow all of the social network's billion users to make calls for free.Canadians are the first to test out this new...

Oakland Issues ID Cards to Undocumented

Jan 08, 2013

In Oakland, Calif., city councilors recently gave the go-ahead to the issuance of city identification cards to undocumented residents beginning in 2013.“For a city that is mostly people of color with a large immigrant population, I think it’s important that...

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

Jan 07, 2013

 As last week’s fiscal cliff deal left the debt ceiling and so-called sequestration disputes unresolved, pundits speculated that immigration might get pushed to the side. But congressional aides, lawmakers and advocates say the plans are on track and we should...

Executive Editor of The Arab American News Dies

Jan 03, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich.-- Marianna Kay Siblani, the executive editor of The Arab American News for the last 28 years passed away Wednesday, after a long, aggressive battle with Stage 4 breast cancer, reports The Arab American News. During her time at...

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