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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 »

Immigrant Activists Begin Trek Through Arizona Desert Same Taken by Undocumented

Immigrant Activists Begin Trek Through Arizona Desert Same Taken by Undocumented

Fifty activists from the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico on Monday began a trek on foot that will take them to Arizona by the same route used by undocumented migrants in crossing the desert. continue reading »

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

With the aim of saving the lives of undocumented migrants who venture into the Arizona desert during the summer, the Humane Borders organization will install five new water stations in the areas through which the greatest flows of immigrants pass. continue reading »

Chicago’s 7th Annual Alcyone Festival Set to Feature Play by Mexico’s Sabina Berman

Chicago’s 7th Annual Alcyone Festival Set to Feature Play by Mexico’s Sabina Berman

Chicago’s Halycon Theatre will feature the work of Sabina Berman, the award-winning Mexican playwright amongst others at its 7th Annual Alcyone Festival. continue reading »

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 »