In the United States, over 1,000 people are deported daily. About a quarter of people deported in the last two years are parents of a U.S. citizen child. Currently there are more than 5,000 children in foster care whose parents have been deported, and that number is expected to grow to 15,000 by 2016, according to some groups. This is the harsh reality of many Latinos in the United States. Ramona Martinez brings us one story of deportation, and of the disconnect between White House policy and the immigration offices that enforce it.
Although immigration reform seems all but forgotten compared to the crisis in Syria and the debt ceiling, it is still relevant to the 11 million undocumented people in the United States. Many of those are youth who were brought to the country as children, but live in the shadows, where a chance at a better life seems all but unattainable. Ramona Martinez introduces us to one such youth who refused to live a life on the fringes of society.
Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country. Though many are recent immigrants, Hispanics have been living in America as far back as the 16th century, even before settlers from England. But where did the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” come from? Ramona Martinez sheds some light on the subject.
Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country. Though many are recent immigrants, Hispanics have been living in America as far back as the 16th century, even before settlers from England. How has the the American narrative been shaped by Latinos, and how will they continue to shape it? We bring you stories of the Hispanic/Latino American experience, past, present, and future. Stories include: Where did the term Hispanic/Latino come from?; Latinos in the military; and stories on healthcare and immigration.