Many Hispanics Are Hit Hard by Economic Slump

May 13, 2008

The New York Times reports, “What had been a story of steady advances for Hispanics has given way to growing joblessness and lost homes.”

Source: Many Hispanics Are Hit Hard by Economic Slump

Crowds Are Smaller at Protests by Immigrants

May 2, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched in several cities on Thursday to demand civil rights at a time when crackdowns against illegal immigrants are rising.”

Source: Crowds Are Smaller at Protests by Immigrants

Fewer Latino Immigrants Sending Money Home

May 1, 2008

The New York Times reports, “In a sign that the economic downturn is hitting hard among Latino immigrants, more than three million of them stopped sending money to families in their home countries during the last two years, the Inter-American Development Bank said on Wednesday.”

Source: Fewer Latino Immigrants Sending Money Home

Rise in Minorities Is Led by Children, Census Finds

May 1, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Since 2000, members of racial and ethnic minorities have become a majority of youngsters under 15 in two of the nation’s fastest-growing states, Florida and Nevada, with Georgia, Maryland and New York poised to follow, according to census data released on Wednesday.”

Source: Rise in Minorities Is Led by Children, Census Finds

Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship

April 14, 2008

The New York Times reports, “A growing group of legal immigrants who seek citizenship are running afoul of highly technical statutes and being threatened with expulsion.”

Source: Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship

Many illegal immigrants pay up at tax time

April 11, 2008

USA Today reports, “The tax system collects its due, even from a class of workers with little likelihood of claiming a refund and no hope of drawing a Social Security check.”

Source: Many illegal immigrants pay up at tax time

For immigrants, a plan for better health

March 24, 2008

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “With a new citywide partnership, Penn is helping senior-citizen immigrants educate their communities – by making videos.”

Source: For immigrants, a plan for better health

U.S. stretches hours to help immigrants become citizens

March 24, 2008

USA Today reports, “The Bush administration has begun holding weekend and after-hours interviews for immigrants wanting to be Americans, responding to a heavy workload caused by last summer’s flood of citizenship applications.”

Source: U.S. stretches hours to help immigrants become citizens