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July 2013 Archives

The Immigration Debate Could Use a Healthy Dose of Facts

The Immigration Debate Could Use a Healthy Dose of Facts

Immigration is sure to be a hot topic when Members of Congress meet their constituents face-to-face during the upcoming summer recess. The full Senate has passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a continue reading »

Your Big Mac Would Only Cost $.68 More If McDonalds Doubled Its Pay

Your Big Mac Would Only Cost $.68 More If McDonalds Doubled Its Pay

If McDonalds were to double the salaries and benefits of all of its employees, from the CEO down to the minimum wage cashiers, it would still only cost an extra 68 cents for a Big Mac, according to a new report by the University of Kansas. continue reading »

Pope, at Brazil Shrine, Urges Youth to Embrace Traditional Values

Pope, at Brazil Shrine, Urges Youth to Embrace Traditional Values

Pope Francis, receiving another rapturous welcome in Brazil, on Wednesday urged young people to shun the “ephemeral idols” of money and pleasure, and cherish traditional values to help build a better world. continue reading »

Memo to GOP- It’s time for Immigration Reform with Citizenship for Dreamers and Their Families

Memo to GOP- It’s time for Immigration Reform with Citizenship for Dreamers and Their Families

Today, the House Judiciary Committee meets for a hearing that will discuss the KIDS Act, a DREAM Act-lite proposal that some Republicans are considering taking up instead of immigration reform for the 11 million. As Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) recently said, “We’ve been there, we’ve done that, that’s so yesterday. [That's] last century’s conversation on immigration.” continue reading »

In Central Valley CA, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

In Central Valley CA, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

This small town in South Kern County is home to many farmworkers, including young college students eager to make some cash during their summer break. And although it may seem strange to those living outside of California’s Central Valley, working in the fields, although physically demanding, can be a gratifying experience for many of them. continue reading »

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

At age nine, U.S.-born Kathy Figueroa became the public face of hundreds of children impacted by immigration raids and family separation in Arizona. In a YouTube video she pleaded with President Barack Obama for the release of her parents. continue reading »

Why Latinos Are Democrats (And Why They’re Likely To Stay That Way)

Why Latinos Are Democrats (And Why They’re Likely To Stay That Way)

Gallup has just released data showing Democrats with huge leads in party identification among all age groups of Hispanics. Why is this? One theory, as summarized by John Sides in a recent post on Monkey Cage, is “that people identify with the party that they associate with social groups they like or belong to. So it’s not so much about policy or what the parties ‘stand for.’ It’s who the parties ‘stand with.’” continue reading »

The Way of the Cross during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis to Preside

The Way of the Cross during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis to Preside

The Rio Stations of the Cross speak of the suffering of Jesus as expressed in the youth of today. The route taken by Jesus in the city of Jerusalem will be recreated in the Stations of the Cross on July 26 in the setting of Rio de Janeiro, such as at the Rock of Arpoador and the Selarón Staircase in Lapa continue reading »

Geraldo Rivera Says All Six Jurors Would Have Also Killed Trayvon Martin

Geraldo Rivera Says All Six Jurors Would Have Also Killed Trayvon Martin

On Friday morning, as George Zimmerman’s defense team prepared to deliver its closing statement in the 3-week trial, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera told Fox & Friends that the all-female jury would have also killed Trayvon Martin if they had encountered him on that fateful night: continue reading »

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

On my 16th birthday, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico, I translated for a church group of white Americans from my hometown in eastern Washington state. In their one-room hut, I asked an indigenous Mexican family continue reading »

“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Kidnapped for Christ is a feature-length documentary film, which follows the stories of several American teenagers who were sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school located in The Dominican Republic called “Escuela Caribe.” continue reading »

This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

We’re back from a long weekend, and the fight for immigration reform has pivoted. Following the passage of bipartisan immigration legislation in the Senate by a 68-32 vote, all attention is on the House and Speaker John Boehner. continue reading »

Sen. Robert Menendez Calls for Sanctions Against any Country Aiding Snowden

Sen. Robert Menendez Calls for Sanctions Against any Country Aiding Snowden

The head of the Senate’s foreign policy body on Sunday called for sanctions against any countries that elect to offer shelter to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who currently faces charges in the U.S. continue reading »

Spain and American Revolutionaries: United by a Common Enemy- Great Britain

Spain and American Revolutionaries: United by a Common Enemy- Great Britain

With the arrival of July 4, national fervor will come to a head across the United States in honor of the patriots who declared and fought for independence against Great Britain, tributes that often forget the aid provided by London's great rival at the time, Spain. continue reading »

How Brazil’s Olympic And World Cup Dreams Turned Into A Nightmare

How Brazil’s Olympic And World Cup Dreams Turned Into A Nightmare

More than a million Brazilians flooded the streets of dozens of cities across the country, forcing major news outlets across the world turned their focus to Brazil all at once. continue reading »