The Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in Detroit in 1831 and foreigners are sill attracted to the city.
New York state legislator Adriano Espaillat is trying to become the first Dominican-born Congressman in US history. His challenge: defeat 20-time incumbent Charles Rangel.
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.
Officials in the city of Oxnard, in the Los Angeles area have made it illegal to use the term "oaxaquita."
Demographers say the state could be majority Latino in less than 20 years, and some conservatives are hoping to woo Latinos over to their side.
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.
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.
Some Catholic priests are trying to protect the migrants from central and south America by setting up shelters along the way.
Marco Werman talks with Gac Filipaj, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia who moved to the US, learned English, and has earned a bachelor's degree in Classics from Columbia University while working full-time there as a janitor.
A Hmong woman performs a ceremony
California's Central Valley is home to thousands of Hmong refugees from Laos who often rely upon traditional shamans for their medical care.