How did a tough-on-immigrants sheriff wind up convicted for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens? Jimmy Metts, the longest-serving sheriff in South Carolina, exploited the contradictions between anti-immigrant sentiment and the need for cheap, undocumented labor.
Data analyzed by BuzzFeed News shows the construction industry is a different and more dangerous world if you’re a Latino worker. More likely to be undocumented and work for smaller, less regulated employers, Latinos are dying in ever-larger numbers even as the industry grows safer for everyone else.
Inside the hard, conservative core of hardline anti-Castro exiles, the last five decades have been a passion play of backstabbings by the U.S. government. But Obama’s historic decision to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, they say, is the most bitter of them all.
From one day to the next, Obama ended Cuba’s decades-long isolation and signed sanctions against Venezuela’s president. Miami’s Venezuelans had to mourn even as they celebrated.
A veteran of the hardline anti-Castro groups that carried out a campaign of assassinations and bombings in the 1980s believes ending the embargo will also bring down the Cuban regime.
Miami’s Cuban exiles have long been the heart of the anti-Castro movement in America. But are they now ready for a change? BuzzFeed News’ David Noriega reports from Miami.
A restaurant company allegedly owned by the Chinese government was ordered to pay its workers millions in back wages. Then it completely disappeared.
Obama is expected to move to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation on Thursday. Scammers who profit from undocumented immigrants’ desire for legal status will be waiting.
Angela Navarro, a Honduran immigrant with a family of U.S. citizens, has been facing deportation for more than a decade. By moving into a church in North Philadelphia, she is adding to a growing movement of immigrants seeking refuge in churches across the country in defiance of federal deportation orders.
The former mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, has been charged with the aggravated murder of six people, as well as the attempted murder of others.
The Affordable Care Act should have been a boon to noncitizen legal residents. Many are having trouble signing up.
Mexicans around the globe are mobilizing to put pressure on the Mexican government to find the 43 students from Guerrero who have been missing since September 26. Activists blame the government for what they call its complicity with drug violence.
As Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters receded from the New York metropolitan area, much of the hardest, dirtiest, and most dangerous work fell to immigrant day laborers. Their stories, in their own words, as told to BuzzFeed News’ David Noriega.
“With the civil war, you can tell your family: Run to Ghana, or run to Nigeria, or run to the Ivory Coast. You could know where the rebels are coming from, and you could run the other way. With Ebola, you don’t know.”
The era of state legislation targeting immigrants “has subsided,” advocates tell BuzzFeed News. The state agreed to settle the last lawsuit against HB 56, its notorious law punishing undocumented immigrants, last week.
Moisés Escoto, an undocumented Central American immigrant, says Miami police officers arrested him and extorted $2,400 from his family under the pretense that they would set him free — then jailed him anyway. He is now facing deportation, and his lawyer intends to file a lawsuit against the City of Miami Police Department.
Hispanic Heritage Month is great and all, but Spanish-American and Latino influence goes much deeper than tacos and salsa music. Note: tacos and salsa music are awesome.
Everyone wants to reach Latinos in the U.S., particularly during Hispanic Heritage Month. Here 12 Latinos go beyond the spicy and the caliente to discuss things people still don’t get about us.
The announcement comes after Obama disappointed groups by delaying immigration action. Close to 50 organizations and individuals will make a coordinated call to Latinos ahead of the midterm elections.
The Special Victims Squad of the New York Police Department is investigating a complaint that Singer forcibly sexually assaulted a man in his twenties — but Singer has not been charged with a crime.