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What the Show Me State Shows Us About Immigration (VIDEO)

What the Show Me State Shows Us About Immigration (VIDEO)

According to data released by the Immigration Policy Center, there are approximately 6,500 young people in Missouri who may benefit from President Obama’s plan to grant deferred action to DREAM eligible youth. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Signals “Internationalization” of Drug War

Mexico’s President-Elect Signals “Internationalization” of Drug War

Mexicans have long grown weary of their country’s prolonged War on Drugs. Now, with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto set to take office in December, it appears change may finally be in the offing. That change, however, may not be what most Mexicans were expecting. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Marco Rubio’s Forgotten Dream

Rubio Watch: Marco Rubio’s Forgotten Dream

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) continues to criticize the President’s smart move to protect DREAM-eligible young people from deportation—despite clear similarities between Obama’s action and the bill Rubio has talked about introducing for months. In an interview with Florida reporters, Rubio said the Obama program will end up binge a “bureaucratic nightmare” and make it more difficult to enact a permanent solution in Congress, according to La Opinion continue reading »

What Should Be Done When a U.S. Citizen Suspects a Case of Human Trafficking?

What Should Be Done When a U.S. Citizen Suspects a Case of Human Trafficking?

This year marks the century-and-a-half anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln set the date of freedom for the nation’s 3 million slaves. “As many of us know, slavery did not die when America abolished it in the 1800s,” says Lucia Mann, author of Rented continue reading »

Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) wrote President and Mrs. Obama a letter on Wednesday expressing his outrage at a racist Tweet attributed to the top Advisor to the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico. He also wrote the Speaker calling for the advisor's termination. In the letter to the Obamas, the Congressman, a Chicago-born Puerto Rican, said: continue reading »

It’s Back-To-School Time — For Adults

It’s Back-To-School Time — For Adults

August is the time when parents across the country get their children ready for the new school year. It’s a good time to get the kids up to date with their immunizations, and to buy the supplies they need for school. In the rush to get everything ready for their kids, parents might forget that they might benefit from going back to school too. continue reading »

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »