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New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the extent to which immigration enforcement resources are still devoted to apprehending, detaining, and deporting individuals who represent no conceivable threat to public safety or national security. continue reading »

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, continue reading »

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

Despite a landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate in June, a corresponding bill that addresses the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has yet to come to a vote in the House. continue reading »

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay became the first country late Tuesday to legalize the sale, distribution and production of marijuana, in a move aimed at curbing violence from the illicit drug market. “Today there is a market dominated by drug traffickers. We want the state to dominate it,” bill co-sponsor Julio Bango told the Associated Press. continue reading »

Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden challenged the myth that ancestors of American citizens were legal immigrants, so the U.S. should not establish a path to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented population. Responding to one person who argued her family legally emigrated from Ireland in the 19th century, Biden explained his did not. continue reading »

Another Latina Exits CNN’s Anchor Desk

Another Latina Exits CNN’s Anchor Desk

CNN has confirmed that Zoraida Sambolin, co-host of “Early Start” is leaving the cable network on Friday, December 13. The show runs on the 5-7 a.m. time slot and is co-hosted by John Berman. continue reading »

The World Cup Draw Couldn’t Have Gone Much Worse For The Americans

The World Cup Draw Couldn’t Have Gone Much Worse For The Americans

The draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil completed this morning, and on first glance, it couldn’t have gone much worse for the United States Men’s National Team. The U.S. was drawn into Group G with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana, the first continue reading »

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

When Manny Perez rides his bike and breathes in the fresh morning air, he feels free, and does not think about anything -- not even the bone cancer he has battled with fierce determination and overcome, time and time again, since childhood. "Pedaling for 25 miles almost every day makes me feel better; it relaxes me," says Manny, who is 23. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), in his prepared opening statement, said that rather than attack the President and accuse him of not faithfully enforcing laws, the time of the Judiciary Committee continue reading »

When Love Prevails - Latino Families at the Center of Immigrant and LGBT Rights

When Love Prevails - Latino Families at the Center of Immigrant and LGBT Rights

Growing up in a small, rural Colorado town and knowing you're gay isn't easy. I did it with the love and support of an amazing family, but their journey to acceptance wasn't without its bumps and detours. For some in my family, it took time for them to continue reading »