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Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. continue reading »

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Youth with an avid interest in the arts were selected from the Rosemont community, located 20-miles outside of Chicago, to participate in a unique project promoting the ancient art of muralism continue reading »

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Miami Boat Collision

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Miami Boat Collision

Three people died and one went missing after three boats collided in waters off Miami on Friday night during the Independence Day celebrations, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Cousteau’s Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off Florida

Cousteau’s Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off Florida

Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and his team have completed their 31-day mission on the Aquarius underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys and are now in the decompression phase. continue reading »

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 »

Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

Shots were fired from a Mexican government helicopter that strayed into Arizona airspace, the U.S. Border Patrol said here Friday, adding that no one was hurt. continue reading »

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella and Miami's Tomas Regalado signed in the Spanish capital Monday a twin-town agreement, noting the historic, cultural and economic ties that bind them. 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 »

Cuban Exiles Claim Opposition Figure Arrested “With Violence”

Cuban Exiles Claim Opposition Figure Arrested “With Violence”

The Cuban Democratic Directorate exile group in Miami on Wednesday reported the arrest "with violence" in Cuba of opposition figure Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as "Antunez," and his wife, Yris Perez Aguilera, after authorities "raided their home." continue reading »

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Activists and the families of people slain by U.S. Border Patrol agents described on Tuesday as a step forward the removal of the internal affairs director of Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) issued a "final call" to his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration reform this month or see President Barack Obama act by executive order to resolve the problem of undocumented migrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Children's shelters in Arizona are overflowing after the arrival of hundreds of Central American immigrants transferred from Texas, the epicenter of a massive arrival of undocumented children characterized by President Barack Obama as an "urgent humanitarian situation." continue reading »

Family of U.S. Marine Held in Mexican Jail Pleads to Sen. McCain

Family of U.S. Marine Held in Mexican Jail Pleads to Sen. McCain

Relatives of U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, who is being held in a Mexican jail for entering the country with weapons in his possession, have asked Republican Sen. John McCain for help in the case. continue reading »

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants detained in Texas are being freed under supervision in Arizona because the detention centers in the Lone Star State do not have enough space for them due to an avalanche of immigrants entering illegally from Mexico. continue reading »

Republican Candiate for Texas Lt. Gov. Reaches Out to Hispanics

Republican Candiate for Texas Lt. Gov. Reaches Out to Hispanics

Conservative Dan Patrick, winner of the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of Texas, reached out to the Hispanic community in his victory speech and avoided mentioning the criticism of hidden immigration that was the backbone of his campaign over the past few months. continue reading »