Author: Aaron Leaf

Bio: Aaron Leaf is a writer, editor, and digital producer based in New York with a special interest in African politics, immigrant diasporas, and the future of cities. Raised in Canada, he has lived on four continents and has written for a wide variety of publications. Recent bylines include Al Jazeera America, The Nation, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian.


Maria Hinojosa on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer this Morning

Posted on: 18 Oct 2012

Listen to Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA and co-anchor of Need to Know on PBS, speak with Brian Lehrer this morning on WNYC talking about the presidential campaign and plugging our event tonight at the New School.

Live Video of Our Panel Discussion on Unlocking the #LatinoVote

Posted on: 17 Oct 2012

We will be livestreaming the panel discussion moderated by María Hinojosa starting at 6 pm EDT on October 18th. Watch it here.

Podcast: For Latino Voters it’s Immigration & the Economy, Not Necessarily in that Order

Posted on: 12 Oct 2012

What’s important to Latino voters this year? A preview of the conversation coming up on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the “Unlocking the Latino Vote” town hall at The New School.

Immigration News Picks: Latino Voters Might Swing Arizona, Utah Has Had Just 745 DACA Applicants

Posted on: 11 Oct 2012

Eighty percent of Latino voters in Arizona say they are planning to vote for Obama. What could this mean for November?

Fi2W Immigration News Picks 09/12/12: First Batch Approved for Deferred Action

Posted on: 12 Sep 2012

In this edition of News Picks, Homeland Security approves the first batch of deferred action applicants and Los Angeles considers turning library cards into valid IDs for the undocumented.

Fi2W Immigration News Picks 09/05/12: DNC Edition

Posted on: 05 Sep 2012

The Democractic Party platform calls for undocumented migrants to “come out of the shadows” and a federal judge strikes down a Florida rule that discriminates against dependents of undocumented migrants.

Immigration News Picks, August 24, 2012: Mississippi Gov. Signs Executive Order

Posted on: 24 Aug 2012

Mitt Romney says his goal is to get 38 percent of the Latino vote but will his party’s harsh anti-immigration policies scuttle this plan?

Crowds of DREAMers – Undocumented Immigrant Youth – Get Legal Counseling as We Ask “What’s Next?”

Posted on: 16 Aug 2012

Young undocumented immigrants seeking legal advice on how to apply for deferred action are anxious for further immigration immigration reform.

The Road to Deferred Action – Tracing the Story of the DREAM Act

Posted on: 14 Aug 2012

To mark the start of Deferred Action Fi2W looks at “how we got here” – including a photo gallery with links to our coverage of the DREAM Act. Take a look.

Friday Immigration News Roundup

Posted on: 10 Aug 2012

Could the attack on the Oak Park Gurudwara have been prevented? An immigration sit-in that may have worked. A growing list of upcoming deferred action workshops.