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Hispanics in the Pews, Not on the Altar

Over the last several years, priestly ordination classes have gotten younger and more diverse, according to a 2011 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate out of Georgetown University. There are more Asian and black vocations. Asians are actually overrepresented, making up 4 percent of the U.S. Catholic population and 10 percent of the ordination class. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Mexico on Your 201th Year of Independence (EL Grito VIDEO Here)

Today, all of Mexico is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, destroyed the Azteca empire while enslaving native continue reading »

Relocate or Die: Mexican Entrepreneurs Migrate to the Interior Fleeing Violence, Insecurity

Edgar N. ran a profitable business in the state of Michoacán during most of his adult life, but after falling victim to extortion by local organized crime groups five years ago, he closed his export business and relocated to the state of Querétaro. continue reading »

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

The Obama administration says it will review the cases of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation to determine if they can stay in the United States. In a letter to a group of lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says officials will review each case to identify "low priority" offenders, including those who have been in the U.S. for a lengthy period, to allow the agency to focus more on deporting convicted criminals and others who pose a threat to public safety. continue reading »

ICE Clears Itself of Misconduct in Internal Investigation, Draws Ire from Immigrant Rights Groups

As if immigrant rights groups needed another reason to distrust the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cleared its agents of any wrongdoing in a recent internal investigation into reports of abuse. continue reading »

UPDATE: Anti-Technology Group in Mexico IDed in Campus Bombing that Injured 2 Professors

"Individuals Tending to the Savage," a Mexican anti-technology group admitted responsibility for Monday's explosion in Monterrey's Institute of Technology State of Mexico campus. continue reading »

STUDY:  Fewer Migrants Coming to Mexico & Even Less Leaving Mexico

Mexico's National Employment & Occupation quarterly report shows that the country's immigration out flow is 'almost' nothing. This means that fewer migrants are coming to Mexico and even less are leaving Mexico. continue reading »

Tumultuous Stock Market Leaves Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim $8 Billion Poorer This Week

It appears everyone is affected by a tumultuous stock market including the super rich, like Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu. This week the U.S. stock market dropped to the lowest levels since 2008 and other markets also saw declined. Mexico’s market benchmark the IPC index dropped 6.4% and wiped out $8 billion in value in four days to Slim’s stock portfolio. continue reading »

Encouraging Entrepreneurs and High Skilled Workers through Immigration Changes

The United States has a long, rich history of welcoming innovative entrepreneurs and skilled workers into our country. These men and women fuel our nation’s economy by creating jobs, and promoting new technologies and ideas. Thursday I joined Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico from Migrants for First Six Months of 2011 Were Up by 4.7%, Totaling $11.16B

Mexican national living and working outside of Mexico sent remittances totaling $11.16 Billion for the first six month of the year. This amount is a 4.7% increase from the same time last year. continue reading »

UN Human Rights Chief Voices Concern About High Level of Violence in Mexico

The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over escalating violence in some parts Mexico, saying organized crime and brutality could undermine the State and threaten the people''s basic rights. continue reading »

Mexico Plans $2.5 billion Investment in New Wind Farms

The Mexican government recently announced plans for a $2.5 billion investment in new wind farms as part of its plan to expand renewable energy throughout the country. continue reading »

UPDATE:  7 American Tourists Remain Missing from Capsized Boat in Mexico

UPDATE: As of this morning seven American tourists remain missing from the capsized fishing charter boat in Baja California, Mexico. One American tourist has been confirmed dead when Erik, the fishing charter boat out of the San Felipe port, capsized due to an unexpected and violent electrical storm at sea. Thus far 19 of the tourists and all 16 crew members had been rescued either by the Mexican Navy or local fisherman. continue reading »

UN Speaks Out Against Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

The top United Nations human rights official has appealed to a state governor in the United States to commute the death sentence of a Mexican national scheduled to be executed for murder next week, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported today. continue reading »

Narco Blog: The Knights Templar Execute 8 Men for aiding Rival Cartel (Warning-Explicit Photos)

Over this past weekend in different parts of Michoacán,ten Narco banners appeared signed by The Knights Templar. The cartel states that they will continue to do the righteous thing and to exterminate those considered traitors. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor & Pastor Accused of Stealing $9 Million in Disaster Relief Funds from State

The Mexican government is alleging that the former Governor of Chiapas, Pablo Salazar, got very rich off of the tragedy of his own statesmen. continue reading »

H-1B Visa Reform: Open the Door to Highly Skilled Foreigners

The top immigration panel in the House of Representatives will examine the H-1B visa program this morning, just a day before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting H-1B applications from companies. continue reading »

Little-Known High Court Case Could Help Beat Deportation

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Padilla v. Kentucky – arguably the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision to date regarding the nexus between local criminal courts and federal immigration laws. continue reading »

Mexican Army Charges 13 Troops with Drug Possession

The Mexican Army has ordered three junior officers and 10 soldiers to stand trial on drug trafficking and organized crime charges. continue reading »

House GOP Holds Another Hearing To Push Mass Deportation Agenda While Revealing Craven Hypocrisy

Today, the leaders of the House Mass Deportation Caucus, Reps. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), Steve King (R-IA) and Lamer Smith (R-TX), have organized a hearing that they've disingenuously titled “Making Immigration Work for American Minorities.” continue reading »