Titled Unlocking Liberty: A Way Forward for U.S. Immigration Detention Policy, the report reveals that on any given day more than 33,000 immigrants are imprisoned in a national network of about 250 federal, state, private and local jails.
Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis.
For years, there has been an ongoing debate on the island of whether or not Puerto Rico gains its independence or becomes a U.S. state. Until now, the debate has primarily taken place either on the island or among Puerto Ricans. On September 13, 2011, the debate was finally taken to Congress.
South Texas residents whose property was seized by the government to build a border wall have never been in favor of the structure. On Sept. 19, the residents gathered to give testimony about their feelings about the border wall in a forum organized and hosted by their congressional representative, Republican Representative Ted Poe.
The latest poll trying to predict how Obama will do among Latino voters was released by two conservative groups, the Hispanic Leadership Network and the Resurgent Republic, It wasn't surprising that the main lead of the press release accompanying the poll was that Obama's popularity was falling among Latino voters.
Hispanic mayors and Latino groups embraced President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan on Friday as one that may help ease unemployment and economic hardship for the minority community.
As Congress returns to Capitol Hill next week and fresh debate begins over the federal deficit, it's hoped that Congress understands that some of the very programs they deem or will deem expendable could have a huge negative impact on the Latino community.
Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, defended the administration's new deportation policy on Tuesday, saying she expects more undocumented immigrants convicted of other crimes to be deported.
The reasons why the Latino community continues to hound the administration for action on the deportation issue and immigration reform are because of two things: He's the President and does have the power to relieve the harshest deportation record perpetuated against undocumented immigrants.
The journey from prosperity to the economic margins is an increasingly common path for thousands of undocumented workers pushed out of their jobs by the federal government's audits of U.S. businesses, according to immigration experts, business owners and unions.
The 12-member committee that is supposed to come up with long-term solutions to the nation’s financial problems has one lone Latino member.
The juvenile antics of the GOP in setting terms for raising the debt ceiling and their continuous sparring with the President and Democrats over the issue can't help but be seen as a stark predictor of how things will go if comprehensive immigration reform should ever reach a vote in Congress.
"The HALT Act is unworthy of further Congressional consideration. It is a mean-spirited bill that is out to score cheap political points with some voters instead of meaningful legislation that attempts to solve a complex problem for all Americans," said AILA President Eleanor Pelta.
Part of the problem is that the current E-Verify technology is not accurate. CAP estimates that the system will accurately identify only about half of all employees who are not legally authorized to work in the country.