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Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Two environmental organizations in Peru and Florida launched a joint campaign to halt the slaughter of dolphins off the Peruvian coastline, a practice that results in the deaths of between 5,000 and 15,000 of these marine mammals every year, an online media outlet said. continue reading »

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

Contrary to the drumbeat of criticism leveled against undocumented Americans that they are a drain on the economy for overusing hospital emergency rooms, a new study released this week found that their rate of emergency room utilization is half that of U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Miami Hosts Tech Summit for Latin American Mayors

Miami Hosts Tech Summit for Latin American Mayors

Mayors of Latin American cities participated in a summit on technological innovation in Miami Beach, where they emphasized the main challenges facing municipalities in the areas of efficiency and the introduction of new technologies. continue reading »

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Florida House of Representatives ratified Friday by a vote of 85-32 a bill making qualified undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, strongly criticized plans for a "virtual fence" on the southern border of that state and warned that such state projects "negatively affect" relations between the two countries and "impede" collaboration on migration matters. continue reading »

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

A California immigrant rights group said Monday that deportations have led to a significant increase in the number of families turning up at its offices lately looking for help. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

The Obama administration should change its deportation policy to protect undocumented immigrants who have family members who are U.S. citizens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says. continue reading »

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified undocumented immigrants who want to be teachers, 9 News, NBC’s Colorado affiliate first reported. The Denver Public School (DPS) system has joined with continue reading »

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

David Beckham's plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of PortMiami face legal obstacles because the city deeded that land to Miami-Dade County more than two decades ago on condition it be exclusively used for port purposes, Mayor Tomas Regalado told Efe. continue reading »

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Activists and leaders of efforts to defend immigrants on Wednesday in Phoenix began a march that will end on April 5 at Arizona's Eloy Detention Center, where they will demand an end to deportations and approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

Alex Cortes, principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says he’s found a way to enhance his school’s implementation of the new Common Core education standards continue reading »

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

On late Thursday, billionaire Mike Fernandez abruptly resigned his post as the finance co-chair of Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) reelection campaign. The prominent Cuban-American health continue reading »

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported. continue reading »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »