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PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

A Pew Research Center report released last week found that second generation immigrants have “striking similarities” to their native-born, non-Hispanic white counterparts when it comes to committing crime. In fact, when it comes to crime rates, second-generation offenders are merely “catching up” to the native-born population. continue reading »

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

It may seem like a typical conversation, but for these youth, their dreams of traveling the world may never become reality. As undocumented immigrants, they are unable to leave the United States because if they do, they might not be able to get back in. continue reading »

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

As Congress works toward a final deal that reopens the government and narrowly averts the debt ceiling crisis, President Obama has made clear he intends to redouble efforts on immigration reform. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), once a key Republican in immigration talks, does continue reading »

STUDY: 59% 0f US Hispanics Identify as Catholics

STUDY: 59% 0f US Hispanics Identify as Catholics

Membership of Hispanics in Church growing, at 38 percent ,Non-Hispanic whites still majority at 54 percent of national Catholic population, Five percent Asian or Pacific Islander. The percentage of multicultural parishes in the U.S is on the increase, according research by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). continue reading »

Nativist Group Pretends That All Unauthorized Immigrants Are Criminals

Nativist Group Pretends That All Unauthorized Immigrants Are Criminals

Unauthorized immigrants come to this country primarily for two reasons: to work, and to be reunited with family members who are already here. They would obviously prefer to come to this country legally, but our legal limits on immigration have for decades not matched either the realities of U.S. labor demand or the natural human desire for family unity. continue reading »

Police Pepper Spray Dozens After Traffic Stop Turns Into Border Patrol Protest

Police Pepper Spray Dozens After Traffic Stop Turns Into Border Patrol Protest

A routine traffic stop in Tucson, AZ erupted into an impromptu Border Patrol protest Tuesday night, ending with police pepper-spraying a crowd of more than 100 people and taking two undocumented immigrants into custody. continue reading »

John McCain Defends Obamacare, Slams Ted Cruz For Comparing Implementation To Nazi Appeasement

John McCain Defends Obamacare, Slams Ted Cruz For Comparing Implementation To Nazi Appeasement

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave a forceful response to Texas Republican Ted Cruz’s lengthy diatribe against the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, noting that the 2009 deliberations on the bill were fair and open and that the American people effectively endorsed it by re-electing President Barack Obama. continue reading »

White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

Thousands of immigrants every day demonstrate a commitment to being part of America by becoming naturalized citizens every day. These Americans by choice often make huge sacrifices to move to the United State and become part of their community. But it also takes support from the local community to welcome new immigrants who want to establish roots in the area. continue reading »

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

An anti-immigration congressman, who has compared undocumented immigrants to drug mules with “cantaloupes calves,” dogs, and cattle, used the occasion of a vigil to invoke September 11th and to cite flawed statistics about the number of murders committed by immigrants. continue reading »

Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

Getting approved under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers carries many benefits. DACA recipients get a renewable two-year reprieve from the threat of deportation, work continue reading »

President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Obama will not stop the deportation of some undocumented parents by an executive order, he said Tuesday night on the Spanish-language channel Noticias Telemundo. Saying a presidential ban of deportations would be “difficult to defend legally,” Obama rejected suggestions that he could stop the deportation of parents whose undocumented children have been granted temporary legal presence by the Obama administration. continue reading »

Cuba, U.S. Discuss Pilot Project for Direct Mail Service Suspended in 1963

Cuba, U.S. Discuss Pilot Project for Direct Mail Service Suspended in 1963

U.S. and Cuban representatives held a second round of talks in Havana on Monday to discuss a pilot project to re-establish direct mail service between the two countries, five decades after it was cancelled amid Cold War tensions. continue reading »

Reps. Thompson, LoBiondo,  Gutierrez,  Forbes Introduce Bipartisan Bill for Intelligence Community

Reps. Thompson, LoBiondo,  Gutierrez,  Forbes Introduce Bipartisan Bill for Intelligence Community

“Our government has a responsibility to both protect American lives and our citizens’ civil liberties,” said Thompson. “This bill helps us meet that responsibility by strengthening Congress’ aggressive oversight of our Intelligence Community. Through the oversight and accountability provided by continue reading »

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

After a bill to raise California’s minimum wage to $9 per hour as of July 2014 and then $10 by January 2016 was approved by both houses of the California state legislature on Thursday, it now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk for signature. Brown voiced his support earlier in the week in a press release, saying, “This legislation is overdue and will help families that are struggling in this harsh economy.” continue reading »

NCLR Urges Congress to Stop Budget Cuts and Focus on Closing Tax Loopholes

NCLR Urges Congress to Stop Budget Cuts and Focus on Closing Tax Loopholes

With Congress likely to vote as early as today on a budget resolution to continue funding the government beyond September 30, national Latino leaders are urging senators to pass a federal budget that invests in our future, creates jobs and closes tax loopholes. Earlier today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) participated in a Senate staff briefing on Capitol Hill focused on the federal budget and the impact of sequestration on Latino communities. continue reading »