Month: May 2012

Latinos Upset With President Obama’s Deportation Policies

An immigration advocacy group is calling out President Barack Obama on his immigration policies, according to reports. The conservative group, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, is criticizing the president for extreme deportation measures. Over the course of his presidency, President Obama has allegedly deported a record number of undocumented immigrants back to their home countries. …

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Immigrants May Have Chance to Work In Science, Math Industries

A group of senators have drafted a bill they hope will allow businesses to hire undocumented immigrants who are apt in science and mathematics. However, according to the Washington Post, the bill may have a tough time passing on Capitol Hill. The legislation, Startup Act 2.0, was drafted by Senators Marco Rubio, Chris Coons, Jerry …

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Undocumented Children No Longer Get Reprieve in Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents can no longer attempt to avoid deportation following criminal arrests, according to The Associated Press. The decision, which was made on May 21, came after a man attempted to challenge his deportation after he was arrested. The ruling states …

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Chipotle Being Investigated For Hiring Practices

The Denver-based company Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is already under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security and the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s office for Washington D.C., received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 17. After undergoing audits by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm, …

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New Report Claims Mistreatment of Detained Undocumented Immigrants

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union claims illegal immigrants held in several Georgia detention centers are being mistreated. The report, "Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia," alleges the undocumented immigrants, many of whom are allegedly being held on minor immigration violations, are being mistreated while they are detained. The 182-page …

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Immigrant Agricultural Workers Victims of Sexual Abuse

A Human Rights Watch report recently brought some alarming numbers to the public’s attention. The 95-page report, “Cultivating Fear,” revealed that almost all of the 52 women interviewed were victims of sexual violence or knew someone who had been. The women say that their abusers are usually “supervisors, employers and others in positions of authority …

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