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Immigrant Women’s Rights Group sides with “One Family, One Alabama

Immigrant Women’s Rights Group sides with “One Family, One Alabama

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights supports the "One Family, One Alabama" campaign to end anti-immigration policies. continue reading »

NALEO’s Statement on Texas’ Court-Drawn Redistricting Map

NALEO’s Statement on Texas’ Court-Drawn Redistricting Map

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the release of the Texas congressional redistricting map continue reading »

Hunting For A Prescription Drug Plan Is No Game - Social Security Admin

“Open season” is here for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should act now. The “open season” will run from October 15 to December 7 continue reading »

That Ship Has Sailed , Senator Rubio by Hector Luis Alamo jr

That Ship Has Sailed , Senator Rubio by Hector Luis Alamo jr

Two weeks ago, in a deft display of political maneuvering, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio urged his party to tone down its anti-immigrant rhetoric. In front of a gathering for the Washington Ideas Forum, the 40-year-old Cuban-American senator underscored the need for the GOP to win back Latino and pro-immigrant voters: “The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party. Republicans need to be the pro-legal immigration party.” continue reading »

Social Security Launches New Spanish Online Services at www.segurosocial.gov

Social Security Launches New Spanish Online Services at www.segurosocial.gov

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency’s most popular online services, the applications for retirement and Medicare and for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, are now available in Spanish. continue reading »

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Forces Lawyers To Choose Between Their Ethics And The Law

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Forces Lawyers To Choose Between Their Ethics And The Law

HB 56, Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, already threatens undocumented immigrant’s ability to live in their own homes, access utilities in their homes, or even receive library cards. Children were terrified to go to school because of the law for fear their parents would be deported, and bullying against Hispanic children has been reported. continue reading »

The Banana Republic of Honduras by Hector Luis Alamo Jr.

The Banana Republic of Honduras by Hector Luis Alamo Jr.

Last week, historian Dana Frank wrote an article for The Nation in which she details a cocaine smuggling triangle involving a prominent Honduran billionaire, military and police backing from the Honduran government, and backdoor funding by the U.S. State Department. continue reading »

The Unjust Deportation of DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo

The Unjust Deportation of DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo

DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo [A073 956 802] is a California resident and Dream Act-eligible candidate who came to the United States lawfully as a child and has lived in the country for 16 years. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez From Cuba: The Starting Line

Yoani Sanchez From Cuba: The Starting Line

The Paseo del Prado has been unsettled for the last couple of days, and not just because of the hustlers hustling and the hookers trolling for tourists. The uproar comes from the new Decree-Law No. 288 continue reading »

Ordain Women as Deacons Now! Why Not?

Ordain Women as Deacons Now! Why Not?

U.S. Catholic spent the last two days interviewing three scholars on the topic of women deacons at the book launch of Women Deacons: Past, Present, and Future (Paulist, 2011) at Loyola University's Gannon Center for Women in Leadership continue reading »

Marco Rubio: “Cuban amnesty for ‘me’, but not for Mexican ‘thee’”

Marco Rubio: “Cuban amnesty for ‘me’, but not for Mexican ‘thee’”

Here’s the reality. Mexican-Americans account for almost 70% of the Latin population pie. However, Cuban-Americans account for 3% of the pie.Why is Senator Marco Rubio supporting a unique amnesty and government entitlements via the Cuban Adjustment Act afforded to the Cubans (with heavy concentration in continue reading »

Latinos in California’s Central Valley Lag Behind

Latinos in California’s Central Valley Lag Behind

A Latino baby born in rural and urban areas of California's San Joaquín Valley can expect to live 81.2 years -- about a year longer than the average Californian, but fewer years than Latinos in other regions of the state. continue reading »

The Great Deporter by Hector Luis Alamo,Jr.

The Great Deporter by Hector Luis Alamo,Jr.

As a young progressive Latino studying ethnic relations at the University of Illinois-Chicago, no one was more ecstatic than I when in 2008, Barack Obama – Chicago’s hometown hero touted as Lincoln incarnate – became the first Black president of the United States continue reading »

Staying Connected and Protected This Halloween- Safety Tips

Staying Connected and Protected This Halloween- Safety Tips

As the seasons turn, kids are seeking out the coolest costumes, prepping for haunted Halloween happenings and of course planning to score bags and bags of trick-or-treat candy. However, families need to make sure their children are prepared and not scared as they go out into the Halloween nigh continue reading »

How Piri Met Piri! (A Tribute to Piri Thomas)

How Piri Met Piri! (A Tribute to Piri Thomas)

Most people who have known me from my grammar school days are aware that my nickname as a child was "Piri". In fact, they are the only ones who still call me that. To add to the mystery, most people know me by the first name of "Peter" but my real first name given to me at birth is "Pedro". continue reading »