Jason de Leon regularly traipses the deserts of the American southwest, in search of artifacts and information that could help him understand how Mexican migrants move across the border and into the United States. In the process, he's trying to understand how the harsh conditions impact what he finds.
Nevada's one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election. So both Barack Obama and MItt Romney are trying to eke out an advantage. But when it comes to connecting with Hispanics, Romney is trying hard, but still has work to do.
Argentina's president has a proposal out to grant the right to vote to a number of people who currently are disenfranchised, namely 16- and 17-year-olds as well as immigrants who've lived in the country for two years.
Arizona has been at the center of American political debate in recent years. It passed a controversial immigration bill that has since been copied in other places, they've endured a deadly shooting that nearly took the life of a congresswoman. But an author says Arizona's is at the end, not the beginning, of America's political future.
Some 400 Palomas, Mexico, residents cross the border into New Mexico every day to go to school. These kids, all American citizens, are choosing to get an education in the U.S., rather than Mexico. But the border crossing comes with a price.
As the American population ages, more Americans are in need of some degree of in-home care and assistance. Many of those willing to do the hard work an unpleasant tasks are immigrants. But for all of these caregivers, there's a big hole in their compensation. Whether they're sick or in need of medical care, they can't take time off — not only endangering themselves but those they care for as well.
Under the Voting Rights Act, any legal jurisdiction with at least 5 percent of its population speaking something other than English as a foreign language must provide ballots and voting support in that language, as well as English. But, whether intentionally or inadvertently, many jurisdictions are ignoring that requirement.
The Rio Grande Valley in Texas has no abortion providers for women past their 16th week of pregnancy. For them, a trip to San Antonio is required, but that requires passing a law enforcement checkpoint. And for undocumented immigrants, that's often a non-starter.
Thousands of Haitians left their country in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. While many fled to the United States, others made the arduous journey south to Brazil. But after letting in more than 4,000 Haitian migrants, Brazil has toughened its immigration policy. Meanwhile, hundreds more wait at its border for the chance to get in.
Under a new program announced by President Barack Obama in June, illegal immigrants brought to this country by their parents, at a young age, are now eligible to apply for deferral of deportation for two years, with the possibility of renewal. That allows them to live and work in the U.S., legally.