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August 2012 Archives

California TRUST Act Awaits Governor’s Signature

California TRUST Act Awaits Governor’s Signature

The California TRUST Act (AB 1081) has now passed both houses of the state’s legislature and is awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Passage of the TRUST Act would be an important step toward mitigating the harmful impact of the Secure Communities Program (S-Comm). Immigrant advocates from across the country are calling on Gov. Brown to sign the bill into law. continue reading »

Spanish Magazine Depicts Michelle Obama As A Slave

Spanish Magazine Depicts Michelle Obama As A Slave

Fuera de Serie, a Spanish magazine, has created an international uproar with its latest cover, in which it photoshops First Lady Michelle Obama into a French painting, and ends up portraying her as a slave woman, with her right breast exposed. If the cover had been published in America, continue reading »

Shackled and Detained: A Pregnant Woman’s Story (VIDEO)

Shackled and Detained: A Pregnant Woman’s Story (VIDEO)

One day while driving in Tennessee — and while nine months pregnant — Juana was stopped for a supposed traffic violation (of which she was later cleared). Before she knew it, Juana, an immigrant from Mexico continue reading »

Mitt Romney To Anti-immigrants: MI CASA ES SU CASA!

Mitt Romney To Anti-immigrants: MI CASA ES SU CASA!

Mitt Romney is laying down the welcome mat for anti-immigrants at this year’s Republican National Convention. Meanwhile, he slams the door in the face of Latino voters. From calling the DREAM Act a 'hand out' and vowing continue reading »

The State of the Catholic Vote in 2012: It Ain’t What It Used to Be

The State of the Catholic Vote in 2012: It Ain’t What It Used to Be

Just days before the 1956 Democratic National Convention, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-MA) had a problem. Adlai Stevenson was the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, and, while rumors were spreading that the young, charismatic politician from Massachusetts could be his running mate, Sen. Kennedy was faced with a serious issue: No one thought a Catholic could be elected vice president. continue reading »

U.S. Court of Appeals Blocks Key provisions of Alabama and Georgia Anti-Immigrant Laws

U.S. Court of Appeals Blocks Key provisions of Alabama and Georgia Anti-Immigrant Laws

Commission Chairman Martin R. Castro, along with Commissioners Roberta Achtenberg, David Kladney and Michael Yaki* applaud the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit which blocks key provisions of Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws from taking effect. Monday’s ruling appropriately barred the State of Alabama from requiring schools to verify the immigration status of newly enrolled K – 12 continue reading »

DREAMrelief.org- We are Extremely Sorry- Where to Get Help With Applications

DREAMrelief.org- We are Extremely Sorry- Where to Get Help With Applications

Those of you who attended Navy Pier were part of history. While 300 people showed up in Boston and 1500 in Los Angeles, there were more than 14,000 people who joined us at Navy Pier in Chicago. As promised, we were able to provide one-on-one legal help to 1500 people continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share continue reading »

Does Mitt Romney Still think SB 1070 Is A “Model” For The Nation?

Does Mitt Romney Still think SB 1070 Is A “Model” For The Nation?

The reviews are in about the first few days of deferred action, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know as home. Describing an application workshop held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights continue reading »

Chinese Firm will Send Spanish Robot to Moon in 2014 for Google Lunar X Contest

Chinese Firm will Send Spanish Robot to Moon in 2014 for Google Lunar X Contest

China Great Wall Industry Corporation in June 2014 will launch the Spanish robot that is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest to the moon. The agreement for the space shot was finalized in Paris between the leadership of CGWIC and the Galactic Suite company, which heads the Spanish team. continue reading »

LULAC Supports AT&T’s  “No Text On Board – Pledge Day”

LULAC Supports AT&T’s “No Text On Board – Pledge Day”

AT&T’s Commitment to Reduce the Number of Distracted Drivers on the Road . The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced its support for AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign that will focus on educating and increasing awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. continue reading »

Without Obamacare, Families Making Under $5,000 Aren’t Poor Enough For Medicaid In Some States

Without Obamacare, Families Making Under $5,000 Aren’t Poor Enough For Medicaid In Some States

The Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the Medicaid program would provide states with federal funds to help insure millions of Americans who currently can’t afford coverage, especially the low-income Americans whose annual earnings are slightly above the cut-off to qualify for Medicaid in their state. Despite the significant financial benefits for the states that choose to accept the Medicare expansion, Republican governors continue reading »

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process (DACA) -TODAY IS THE DAY- USCIS Link Here

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process (DACA) -TODAY IS THE DAY- USCIS Link Here

Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines below may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization. continue reading »

Romney/Ryan Complete Anti-Immigrant Ticket For Republicans

Romney/Ryan Complete Anti-Immigrant Ticket For Republicans

Paul Ryan, currently embattled by nuns calling his budget plan "not Christian," has been selected as Mitt Romney's running mate for Vice President, thus completing the anti-immigrant ticket for the Republican party. To appease the tea party and the right-wing, Paul Ryan has earned a reputation as an immigration hardliner, and deservedly so: he voted for putting up a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico continue reading »

USCIS Guidelines For Dreamers Eligible To Request Relief  From Deportation

USCIS Guidelines For Dreamers Eligible To Request Relief From Deportation

On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades. Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the day DREAMers can begin the application process continue reading »