US Senate starts debate of Immigration Reform Bill with supermajority vote: historic day

Debate senatorial por reforma migratoria se inició hoy martes en el Senado de Estados Unidos

Pilar Marrero to participate in political discussion panel at the LA Times Festival of Books - Saturday

Second generation of recent immigrants is socially mobile and...more politically liberal than the general population.

The "low skill" workers of today are the "paupers" of yesterday (Book excerpt)

Benjamin Franklin was concerned over "low skilled immigrants speaking another language".

Immigration Hearing in Judiciary Commitee is LIVE now

Border Patrol getting "bonuses" and "vacation awards" as they increase number of arrests

Immigration reform: a matter of legacy for Obama, survival for Republicans.

Pilar Marrero on KPFK: the good, bad and ugly of immigration proposals (AUDIO)

What Obama should do on immigration in a Second Term (KCRW, Audio)

Today´s Impremedia/La Opinión round up: the anti-immigrant crowd starts moving

Especial de IMPREMEDIA/La Opinión: Enfoque en la Reforma Migratoria

Sonia from The Bronx remembers repeated questions about being "deserving" at different moments in her career

National outcry results in release of DREAMER´s family from the brink of deportation

ICE takes mom and brother of prominent DREAMER activist

The US spends more money protecting the border and jailing immigrants than in all federal criminal prosecutions combined.

Arpaio´s department accused by DOJ of "worse pattern of racial profiling against latinos in the country´s history".

Teen's suicide a call for "politicians to stop ignoring" the plight of undocumented students, brother says.

Home About Pilar Marrero

Pilar Marrero is one of the foremost experts on immigration politics in the US media world. Her new book, Killing the American Dream, warns about the negative consequences of the current climate on immigration and the need to address immigration reform, not just for political or humanitarian reasons but  mainly because it´s in the economic self interest of the country.

She is a journalist that for the last 25 years has extensively covered the areas of city government, immigration and state and national politics for La Opinion, the largest and oldest Spanish language daily paper in America as a senior reporter on immigration and politics and it’s a regular commentator for radio and television in both Spanish and English media.

Her work has won awards and fellowships from New America Media, the New School, and the International Center for Journalists for her coverage of the issues and challenges of the Latino community.  She’s the author of “El Despertar del Sueño Americano” published by Penguin Books in May 2012. The English version of the book, Killing the American Dream, came out October 2 and is published by Palgrave McMillan. Marrero lives in Los Angeles.

Some of her credits include CNN en español, María Elvira Live, The World PRI, The Real News, The Pat Morrison Show, Al Punto with Jorge Ramos, HITN, Latino USA, Living on Earth (NPR), Radio Nacional de España, BBC Mundo and others. Her political columns and articles have earned several awards from the Interamerican Press Association, National Association of Hispanic Publications and New America Media among others.

In June 2011,  the California Chicano News Media Association (Now Latino Journalists of California) awarded her a career achievement award.