| May 31, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Luis Segura, a construction worker from El Salvador facing deportation, recently spent more than six months behind bars at an immigrant detention center in the Mojave Desert. His stay, at $118 a night, cost taxpayers about $22,000.
A few months ago,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69.
Bowden, who had been...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"
One of the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill.
Appealing to the royalty of the establishment civil-rights community — including Dennis Courtland Hayes,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:21 PM
A recent raid at a Catonsville apartment complex has raised concerns that federal immigration agents are using Maryland motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants, potentially undermining a state initiative to ensure that drivers are ready for the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:58 AM
With the outcome of the governor's race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans are aggressively competing for the support of Florida's Hispanic voters.
Both sides have dramatically turned up the volume in recent days, with each side vying for...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Maryland's decision to join a handful of states that allow undocumented immigrants the chance to obtain driver's licenses was a pragmatic one designed to keep residents safe. Border security, deportation policy and pathways to citizenship are not within...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Your recent editorial notes that Gov. Martin O'Malley is sidestepping the country's immigration laws by allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver licenses ("License to deport," Sept. 22).
But are we safer given that there is no requirement for...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, at the urging of immigrant advocates, Tuesday agreed to stop routinely holding people in jail because of citizenship questions.
Bradshaw now joins the Broward Sheriff's Office, Miami-Dade Police Department and a...