With jobs hard to find, fewer Mexicans are choosing to make the trip across the border into the United States, at the same time more are choosing to turn around and head home. Accordingly, for the first time in years, in 2010 the net migration from Mexico was about zero.
In Ohio, Mississippi and Arizona, laws, amendments or candidates closely tied to major conservative efforts all went down in defeat. But, in Virginia, Republicans are on the verge of retaking the State Senate.
In San Diego, El Cajon specifically, there's a burgeoning Iraqi immigrant community that is straining the resources of the community leaving all sides frustrated.
As the United States steps up border enforcement, illegal immigration is becoming a big, dangerous business. And that new reality has some old organizations trying to figure out how they fit.
In recent years, J1 workers have reported that their stays in the US were characterized by menial jobs, low wages, filthy living conditions, and a lot of economic exploitation.
John Harold hired jobless Americans to help on his farm, and says they proved to be less reliable and less willing to perform the hard work than foreign workers.
American-born children of undocumented residents are living in fear of their parents' deportation as Alabama's new immigration law takes effect.
The GOP's stance on immigration reform have turned away Latino voters in previous presidential elections, but in 2012, the Republican Party has the opportunity to woo them back.
Fargo, North Dakota, is learning about its new refugee population, and how to help them with language, culture and climate challenges.
In Fargo, North Dakota adult refugees are having trouble learning English. Their kids are not. This is creating major problems in the family dynamic, problems that local North Dakotans are trying to correct with language learning software.