Leah Marino

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Dominican Republic citizenship law ends limbo for Haitian descendants

Alejandro Pierre is known as the king of bachata in his neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Santo Domingo. He loves the swaying hip movements of this uniquely Dominican dance.<p>Pierre was born in the Dominican Republic, as was his mother. But his father was born in neighbouring Haiti, and his maternal …

In Miami, Haitian Immigrants Wonder What Immigration Action Means For Them

Thousands of Haitians (by one estimation) who fled to the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake will not enjoy any benefit because they arrived after the cutoff.<p>Transcript<p>NADEGE GREEN, BYLINE: I'm Nadege Green and I'm standing outside of a record store in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. Across the …

Haitian Man Lynched Amid Dominican Republic Immigration Controversy

The corpse of a Haitian man was found hanging from a tree in a public park in the Dominican Republic’s second-largest city Wednesday morning, according the newspaper Listín Diario.<p>Local police said the killing in Santiago appeared to have occurred during a robbery. But human rights groups and other …

Judge blocks Arizona ID theft law targeting job-seeking immigrants

Bit by bit, the federal judiciary is tearing out the legal ground from under "America's toughest sheriff."<p>First, a federal appeals court said it was illegal to deny bail to immigrants in the country illegally. Then, on Monday, an Arizona federal judge criticized a state law that stretched the crime …

Young immigrants get Arizona driver's licenses

PHOENIX (AP) — They waited in line in the dark outside motor vehicle offices, cheered when the doors opened and celebrated again upon passing their driving tests.<p>For many young immigrants in Arizona, Monday marked a landmark day as they were able to get driver's licenses for the first time.<p>Arizona …

New Arizona Republican Governor Begins Legacy Tying Immigration Test To Educational System

According to the Associated Press, "Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. Immigration citizenship test on civics before graduation."<p>Both the House and the Senate <b>rushed</b> the bill without first addressing:<p>COST. How much …

Can This Republican Win the Immigration Fight that Marco Rubio Couldn’t?

Car­los Cur­belo is tak­ing a risk.<p>The first-term House Re­pub­lic­an from Flor­ida is hop­ing to pull his party to­ward the cen­ter on …

Illegal immigrant activists protest inside offices of Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions

Advocates for illegal immigrants staged protests Wednesday inside the Capitol Hill offices of Republican lawmakers, including Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas.<p>Sessions’ Senate office confirmed the protests to The Daily Caller, saying the disturbance was so loud that staff couldn’t …