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What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis this Thursday, his first face-to-face meeting with the wildly popular pontiff since the Argentinian Jesuit was named the head of the Catholic church a little over a year ago. continue reading »

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama. continue reading »

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

Led by the original sponsor of House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform measure, H.R. 15 and the leader of House Democrats’ discharge petition effort, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps continue reading »

San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

Alex Cortes, principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says he’s found a way to enhance his school’s implementation of the new Common Core education standards continue reading »

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

On late Thursday, billionaire Mike Fernandez abruptly resigned his post as the finance co-chair of Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) reelection campaign. The prominent Cuban-American health continue reading »

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

An eight year old reportedly committed suicide last week after border patrol authorities caught her with a migrant smuggler as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Associated Press. Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (National continue reading »

A Simple Outline For How To Make Video Games More Diverse

A Simple Outline For How To Make Video Games More Diverse

The world of video games has a diversity problem. But this is to its credit, actually. The fact that the industry needs to address diversity in gaming speaks to the level of cultural influence video games now have throughout society — as both a form of art and entertainment continue reading »

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas. A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed for divorce without telling her, but then the couple reconciled and got remarried. continue reading »

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy. continue reading »

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service. continue reading »