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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 »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

In an effort to renew focus on the Obama administration’s handling of deportations, between 150 and 200 immigrant activists are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The group, consisting of both undocumented immigrants and U.S. continue reading »

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. continue reading »

Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

About half of Latinos check “white” in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check “other race.” They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose. continue reading »

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on how to prevent the President from using his executive powers, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez reminded Republicans that since they had released their immigration principles continue reading »

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Alice Bian’s business is death. She boasts that her Valley Boulevard funeral supply store in Alhambra, Calif., carries the United States’ most extensive collection of Chinese afterlife-ritual items and clothes for the deceased: silk capes and pants with drawstrings that make it easy to slide over a body in rigor mortis, high-heel shoes without padding since they will never touch the ground, red blankets to frighten away evil spirits on the journey to heaven. continue reading »

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would increase the price of a $16 product at Walmart, such as the typical DVD, by just a cent if all of the extra costs were passed on to consumers, according to an analysis by an economist for Bloomberg News. continue reading »

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

The subset of individuals who received DACA from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may request renewal of their deferred action 120 days prior to the expiration of their original 2-year period of deferred action, continue reading »

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Controversial photographs from a recent Border Patrol event show agents teaching children to aim and shoot a paintball gun at a human-shaped target. Immigrant activists have accused Border Patrol of using this activity to encourage children how to shoot immigrants in an area where migrants have died. continue reading »