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Dispatch From Mexico—Reynosa, a City Under Siege

Dispatch From Mexico—Reynosa, a City Under Siege

It takes 30 minutes to reach Reynosa, Mexico, from McAllen, Texas. But it only takes 30 seconds to realize that it’s a town under siege. It’s a regular business day but most of the businesses are closed or empty. continue reading »

Hispanics in the Pews, Not on the Altar

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 »

The Borderland Becomes Comic Book Fantasy as Gunslingers and Vampires Stalk the High Desert

The Borderland Becomes Comic Book Fantasy as Gunslingers and Vampires Stalk the High Desert

The blazing sun was so hot here Saturday that the mean old Texas gunslinger Dallas Stoudenmire could have strutted right out of pages of the western comic book Hell Paso into the desert morning in a barrage of gunfire. continue reading »

President’s Plan Would Create 70,000 Jobs in New York City

President’s Plan Would Create 70,000 Jobs in New York City

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today unveiled a new report detailing how the President's recently proposed "American Jobs Act" would boost job growth in New York City. continue reading »

SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

At Social Security, our goal is to make sure you are paid the correct amount, on time, every month. Some things have made that job easier over our more than 70 years of paying benefits, such as direct deposit and electronic application systems. continue reading »

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%). continue reading »

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

The reviews continue to pour in about last week’s Republican presidential primary debate and the consensus is clear – the GOP’s continued mishandling of the immigration issue threatens their chances in the general election, especially with respect to reaching the 40% threshold with Latino voters. Among the new reactions to the debate and other developments from over the weekend: continue reading »

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 15th of September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 30 days celebrating the Latino culture and heritage shared by over 50 million Americans. Even before President Lyndon Johnson chose the 15th as the start of Hispanic Heritage Week in the 1960s continue reading »

How to Fix a Broken Border: Hit the Cartels Where It Hurts

How to Fix a Broken Border: Hit the Cartels Where It Hurts

Both sides of the immigration debate agree that our southwest border is “broken,” but they have very different views as to why or how to fix it. On one side, immigration reform advocates point to a broken immigration system that forces immigrants into the hands of increasingly violent smugglers in order to make the trip to the United States. continue reading »

Gov. Martinez Should Know Better

Gov. Martinez Should Know Better

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is pressing her state’s legislators to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license. The move is seen as anti-immigrant by many immigrant advocates. continue reading »