A student from Miami who graduated as her high school valedictorian, was accepted to Dartmouth and with hopes of becoming a cardio-thoracic surgeon, very nearly lost her opportunity because her parents kept her in the country illegally when she was 4. She won a temporary reprieve, but she's fighting for more for herself and others like her.
The Partnership for a New American Economy, a group of bipartisan mayors from across the country, released a report Tuesday that showed immigrants in the United States with degrees increase job opportunities for native citizens. However, current policy in the United States can make it difficult for foreign-born workers to establish themselves in the American workforce.
A number of Africans, especially from Eritrea, are coming to Israel in search of protection from persecution back home. But they're not finding a warm welcome, and now politicians there are talking about rounding them up and deporting them out of the country.
President Barack Obama's announcement that he supported same-sex marriage has mobilized Latino voters. A largely Roman Catholic group, Latino Americans actually support same-sex marriage in slightly higher numbers than the average American.
It's not every day that someone employed as a janitor can graduate with a degree from Columbia University. But Gac Filipaj, a refugee who fled war-torn Yugoslavia in the 1990s, became that guy this month. He earned a degree in Classics from Columbia after spending 12 years as both a college janitor and a college student.
The Hmong community has been among the more resistant to western medicine since migrating to the United States over the last 60 to 70 years. Traditionally, they preferred the treatment of a Hmong shaman. But in California, there's an effort underway to bring the two types of medicine together.
This just may be a "perfect storm," in terms of the number of high-profile, contentious cases set to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, in the months before the U.S. presidential election. With immigration, affirmative action, and, of course, the healthcare law, the Supreme Court will be front-and-center on important campaign issues.
The Supreme Court heard arguments around the Arizona anti illegal-immigration law SB 1070 on Wednesday. The hearing comes amid new statistics showing a dramatic decrease in Mexican migration to the US, and reports of immigrants leaving Arizona.
Most casino workers in Las Vegas are members of a union -- and by-and-large they speak highly of their union and the benefits it has afforded them. But a smaller group of employees aren't members of a union, and they want what their unionized brethren have. So they're trying to get organized, but the casino owners are pushing back.
As Republicans and Democrats compete for support from Latino voters in November, Democrats are trying to use Republican opposition to the DREAM act as a way to pull Latinos to their side of the aisle.