New immigration bill provides ray of hope for separated families

By Susan Ferriss

New immigration bill may ease years-long 'bars' that have split spouses and children

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tijuana":

"… s.” Xitco’s wife, Delia, lives with their two small children south of Tijuana, Mexico, where she moved after  immigration officials told her they h …"

"… he was turned over to immigration by the police officer. She now lives in Tijuana and only sees her 10-year-old son when T.J. drives him over on weekends an …"

Rep. Gutierrez meets on Capitol Hill with families torn apart by 1996 immigration law

By Susan Ferriss

Separated families meet with Rep. Gutierrez, hoping to be included in proposed reforms.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles":

"… s where negotiations over immigration proposals will likely occur.   Los Angeles resident Chris Xitco, whose story was featured in a recent Center for Publ …"

"… of Tijuana, and whom he visits on weekends. His wife, whom he married in Los Angeles in 2002, was barred at least until 2018, a punishment meted out because sh …"

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigration measure has split husbands from wives, children from parents.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Lawyer":

"… Oklahoma Lawyer Douglas Stump, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said for every 100 people who approach him to try to legaliz …"

"… in Mexico, however, he acknowledged that he had crossed the border twice. Lawyers warn applicants that if they are not honest about their history, they ris …"

ATF allegations, anger spread through Mexico

By Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Revelations in a story from the Center about ATF's controversial Fast and Furious operation have sparked demands for investigations in Mexic

Excerpts from this story referencing "Deputy Attorney General":

"… c of weapons from the US into Mexico," said Jorge Alberto Lara, Mexico’s Deputy Attorney General, in a statement late last week. According to Lara, Mexico’s Attorney Gen …"

Latin American investigative conference keen on collaborations

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

In only its second run, the Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism – held last weekend in Buenos Aires – has become one of th

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mónica Gonzales":

"… t took to chase down a Cold War assassin and listen to his confession; and Mónica Gonzales showed how Chile’s non-profit Investigación e Información Periodístic …"