Noe Paramo's parents were not U.S. citizens when he was born on American soil in 1993. But if you ask Noe, he's no anchor baby. He's 100% American.
And under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, he's 100% right.
"I feel American. I have grown up in a culture that I can honestly call my own," he said.
Not only is Paramo getting ready to graduate from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia -- where he has a 3.0...Read more
As 2016 presidential candidates spar over birthright citizenship, Texas has been embroiled in a battle over the claim to American citizenship of U.S.-born children of immigrants.
As NBC News Latino reported in May, a civil lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Austin over the state's denial of birth certificates to U.S. citizen children on the border whose parents can't provide required identification.
Six U.S.-born children and their Mexican citizen mothers who lack legal status were...Read more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Saturday revealed a plan to curb unauthorized immigration: track anyone who enters the country from the time they receive their visa, like a FedEx package.
At a New Hampshire town hall, the presidential hopeful lamented that 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States entered on legal visas that they had overstayed.
"So here's what I'm gonna do if I'm president. I'm gonna ask Fred Smith, the founder of...Read more
He says he's now open to changing the 14th Amendment.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday that he is open to changing the United States' birthright citizenship policy, marking a reversal from his past remarks on the issue.
During an interview, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the Republican presidential hopeful about the current debate over the 14th Amendment, which grants American citizenship to any individual born on U.S. soil.
"Yesterday, Marco Rubio said he wouldn't support a law to abrogate...Read more
"I’ve been in journalism for 30 years and never been ejected from a news conference. Those are things you see in dictatorships, not in America." Univision anchor Jorge Ramos slammed businessman Donald Trump Wednesday for ejecting him from a news conference when Ramos tried to ask Trump about his immigration proposals.
“He tried to silence me, and in this country you cannot do that,” Ramos told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “I'm a U.S. citizen, I'm an...Read more
Senior Trooper Steven Vincent
A Louisiana trooper died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.
Authorities plan to charge the man accused of killing Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, with first-degree murder. Vincent had been trying to help a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch, Col. Mike Edmonson said.
"Tragically these...Read more
Standing by it.
Jeb Bush, like Donald Trump, defended his use of the term 'anchor babies,' considered offensive by many.
Jeb Bush is not apologizing. The former Florida governor on Thursday pushed back against reporters who suggested his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants is offensive to Hispanics. "Do you have a better term? You give me a better term and I'll use it," he testily told a reporter...Read more
"Lift as you climb. You may be the first in your family but make sure you are not the last."
For many first-generation Latino college students, getting into school is only half the battle. Sticking it out and graduating is a whole other story. While Latinos have made big gains in college enrollment, they are less likely than their white peers to be enrolled in college full time, and are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree.