Many Latinos who are eligible to become citizens, aren't taking the time to go through the process. And many who are citizens aren't bothering to vote. That dilutes what should be a powerful voting block, but activists are trying to get them to become more politically engaged.
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors.
Sen. Michael Bennet said he's heard from many high-tech companies that they can't find enough talented students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. So he's introduced a bill to keep more students with those skills in the United States, including undocumented immigrants and those here only on a student visa.
In the latest polls, Mitt Romney is back on top with time running out until Florida voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich and Romney are tangling over immigration, seeking to gain the upper hand.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer published a book a few months ago with an unflattering portrayal of a meeting with President Barack Obama. When the two met Wednesday at an airport in Phoenix, Obama took issue with that portrayal in what, at times, looked like an intense discussion.
Mitchell Bank open more than 100 years ago, to serve the Polish and German immigrants on Milwaukee's south side. Over time, though, the Poles and Germans moved out and the bank stayed — to serve the area's new Latino population. And the bank has thrived.
Under existing U.S. rules, undocumented immigrants must first exit the United States before applying for permanent resident status — even if they're married to a U.S. citizen or their parent is a U.S. citizen. The Obama administration is trying to change that.
Though it hasn't been a major issue on the national stage during the Republican presidential primary, immigration remains a deeply political issue across parts of Iowa, especially where meat-packing plants thrive.
Australian media are angry that immigration officials have pushed through new government restrictions that would ban them from showing video of asylum seekers in Australia.
The Justice Department says Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Department is racist and unless it agrees to a court-approved improvement plan, it'll face a lawsuit and the potential loss of millions of dollars in federal funding.