And the Latin Grammy for best immigration reform plan goes to ... Barack Obama! The Latin Grammys, held on Thursday night in Las Vegas, delayed the start of the show for the announcement of new executive actions on immigration, and then cheered the new rules for the rest of the night.
Millions of undocumented immigrants may benefit from President Obama’s actions, including families like the Manceras. The California couple is hoping their daughter's citizenship will help keep them together in the United States under rules announced on Thursday.
The president announced Thursday night that he will expand programs to allow undocumented immigrants to temporarily work and live legally in US, which is welcome news for those who qualify. But do President Obama's actions go too far — or not far enough?
The immigrant parents of actress Diane Guerrero were deported to Colombia in 2000, where they still live. Guerrero was only 14 at the time, and struggled to fend for herself alone in the United States.
Temporary foreign workers are the backbone of seasonal resort towns. But a new law in Canada is making it harder to hire them, upsetting local business owners who say they won't have the workforce they need during peak tourist season.
A Buddhist statue was meant to simply ward off trash and graffiti on a rough Oakland corner. But it became a community gathering place for the area's Vietnamese immigrants, who turned the site into a beautiful shrine.
Spanish-language radio stations aren’t new on the coasts, and they’ve gradually been cropping up in the American heartland, too. La Mega, in Cleveland, is the latest offering; one station playing the pop hits from all over Central America and the Caribbean.
On Veterans Day, The World spoke to Hector Barajas, a veteran — born in Mexico, raised in California — who had been deported after serving. We reached out to our network of veterans, who offered their opinions on deported vets.
The US citizenship has an amazingly high pass rate — but it also has a number of critics. They argue the questions, frankly, are bad. And the test doesn't encourage immigrants to become better citizens, but rather to memorize facts they can write on the test.
Demand for medical care will grow. One possible solution would be to allow more foreign-trained doctors to work in the US. Many are ready to practice but the US system for residency keeps them out of the running. Marina Giovannelli of WLRN-Miami has more.
A court ruling in the Dominican Republic means thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent are losing their citizenship — some of whom can trace their roots in the Dominican Republic as far back as 1929.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
Along with gaining the right to vote and the responsibility of serving on a jury, some studies show new citizens make clear economic gains as well. But not everyone buys it. Naturalization rates in the US are extremely low. Of the more than 8 million people with a US green card, less than 40 percent will go on to naturalize. That's nearly a third of the naturalization rate in our neighbor to the north, Canada.
At first, there were isolated protests in border states like California and Arizona over relocating migrant children to detention centers while they awaited immigration proceedings. This weekend, anger and protests spread across the US, reaching New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota and even Alaska.
Not everybody who serves in the US military is actually an American citizen, but many of them were told they would receive citizenship if they served. Instead, thousands have been deported from the country they say is their real home after committing even minor crimes.
Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.
South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.
For years, educated South Africans moved away to seek better job opportunities and to escape from the country's rampant crime problem, but now, those young educated South Africans are being drawn back to their homeland
The World's Jason Margolis has the latest in our series of reports on how the recession is affecting immigrants in California. Today, we focus on the immigrant nannies who work for the stars in Hollywood.
Historians say France had no wine before 600 BC. That's when settlers from elsewhere in the Mediterranean region colonized what is now France and began wine-making. For today's geography puzzler, we want to know who those settlers were.