When it comes to immigration reform, President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers generally agree on one starting point: that undocumented immigrants seeking US citizenship should get in the "back of the line."
Changes are being made to a 1996 immigration law that aimed to crack down on illegal immigration and thwart bogus marriages. In reality, it also ended up penalizing legitimate couples. Reporter Amy Isackson,with reporter Susan Ferriss bring us the story.
In the Midwest, where the immigrant population has soared in recent years, Latino farmers are breaking through cultural and language barriers to run their own farms. A new US government project is also supporting them along the way.
As the immigration reform battle begins, farmers are clamoring for policies that would ease hiring workers, while workers are demanding more rights. Reporter Adrian Florido reports from California.
Republican and Democrat senators introduced a bipartisan plan on Monday for immigration reform. The legislation, they say, will create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, sanction employers who hire undocumented workers and increase border security.
President Obama has spoken a lot about the need for "comprehensive" immigration reform. That means taking on a lot: Some argue, too much to take on at once, especially when the parties agree on small pieces of the immigration debate.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some three million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura Piñera, the great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Immigration reform isn't an just a Latino issue. Asian-American communities are affected too. Anchor, Warco Werman discusses that part of the debate with journalist Andrew Lam in San Francisco.
Cultural Anthropologist Robin Reineke studies the personal items found on the bodies of migrants who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert in Arizona in an effort to identify who they were.
Indian-American reporter Deepak Singh recalls an unusual cab ride on a December morning in Philadelphia.