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New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

Dominican-born New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pled guilty to committing fraud by arranging marriage to obtain U.S. citizenship and of making a false statement to a bankruptcy court, judicial sources said. continue reading »

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

A group led by New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera launched Monday a campaign that proposes awarding state "citizenship" to the estimated 2.7 million immigrants who live in the Empire State, regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

REPORT:  Mexico’s Carlos Slim Set to Become Principal Owner of New York Times

REPORT:  Mexico’s Carlos Slim Set to Become Principal Owner of New York Times

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim and the Italian group Proto will be the principal shareholders of the U.S. daily The New York Times (NYT), sources at the Proto Organization told Efe. continue reading »

Long-Standing NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Organizers Implicated in $1.4 Million Rip-off

Long-Standing NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Organizers Implicated in $1.4 Million Rip-off

New York City’s Attorney General has accused the long-standing organizers of the city’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade with “extreme negligence” and one of its board members with financial mismanagement. continue reading »

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Around 5,000 undocumented students graduate annually from New York public schools but many do not go to college because they haven't the money to enroll, even though the state legislature passed a bill providing them with access to state financial aid. continue reading »

New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested after they disrupted traffic in front of the New York headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to demand a halt to deportations. continue reading »

REPORT:  Engineer of Derailed Train Admits to Dozing Off Before Accident

REPORT:  Engineer of Derailed Train Admits to Dozing Off Before Accident

The engineer of the train that derailed on the weekend in The Bronx admitted to investigators that he was dozing off before the accident, in which four people lost their lives and more than 60 were injured, local media reported Tuesday. continue reading »

NY Supreme Court Will Determine if Undocumented Immigrants Can Practice Law

NY Supreme Court Will Determine if Undocumented Immigrants Can Practice Law

New York’s Supreme Court will likely determine if undocumented immigrants can obtain law licenses when it hears the case of Mexican-national Cesar Vargas. continue reading »

New York Based Spanish-Language Daily to be Honored

New York Based Spanish-Language Daily to be Honored

El Diario/La Prensa, New York's only Spanish-language daily, has been selected to receive the Gabarron International Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement, the Gabarron Foundation said Thursday. continue reading »

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

The case of Anjelica Castillo, the 4-year-old Latino girl who was murdered in 1991, was sent Tuesday to the New York Supreme Court by Judge Lisa Sokoloff. continue reading »

1991 Cold Case:  “Baby Hope” Angelica Ramirez’ Alleged Killer is Cousin Says NYPD

1991 Cold Case:  “Baby Hope” Angelica Ramirez’ Alleged Killer is Cousin Says NYPD

A suspect in the murder of a young Hispanic girl in 1991, a case that has intrigued the authorities for more than 20 years, has been arrested, the New York Police Department said. continue reading »

Shakira Gives Free Concert to Fans in New York

Shakira Gives Free Concert to Fans in New York

Shakira performed a selection of her hits during a free concert before an estimated 7,500 people at New York's Bryant Park. continue reading »

Diana Nyad to Complete 48 Charity Swim for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Diana Nyad to Complete 48 Charity Swim for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Diana Nyad, known for her long-distance swimming on the open sea, kicked off an event Tuesday during which she will swim 48 hours in mid-Manhattan to collect funds for the victims of last year's Superstorm Sandy. continue reading »

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Following 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, the thirteen time All-Star player Mariano Rivera has retired. Serving as the Yankees' closer for seventeen seasons, is the current record holder for the all-time most saves. continue reading »

New York Celebrating Mexican Independence Day: Lights Up Empire State Building in Flag Colors

New York Celebrating Mexican Independence Day: Lights Up Empire State Building in Flag Colors

The Empire State Building lit up in the colors of the Mexican flag on Sunday night to mark the "Grito de Dolores," the rallying cry that launched Mexico's war of independence on Sept. 16, 1810. continue reading »