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Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

The president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education has issued a warning about the ongoing gap between "Anglo" students and those who have a mother tongue different from English. continue reading »

Is KKK Seeking Latino Recruits or Targeting them in Florida?

Is KKK Seeking Latino Recruits or Targeting them in Florida?

Latino residents in Rockledge, Florida are nervously wondering if the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is recruiting them or trying to target them. continue reading »

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

David Alvarez seems confident that what his campaign platform will carry him to victory over Republican Kevin Faulconer in the San Diego mayoral runoff and make him the first Latino mayor of the California city. continue reading »

Coming Soon: Mariachi Music Programs in Chicago Public Schools

Coming Soon: Mariachi Music Programs in Chicago Public Schools

Thanks to the passion of one man and the efforts of his Mariachi Heritage Foundation, mariachi music education programs will soon become a reality in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). continue reading »

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

A University of Texas (UT) conservative student group is holding a mock immigration round up whereby someone can win a prize for catching an “illegal” immigrant. continue reading »

Check Out: Pot-Stuffed Car Seized by Border Patrol

Check Out: Pot-Stuffed Car Seized by Border Patrol

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out this picture from Border Patrol of a Ford Exhibition stuffed to the gills with pot. continue reading »

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Businesses in Tucson are preparing to attract Mexican visitors during the Christmas shopping season. "The Mexican visitor is a very important part of our economy, especially for cities near the border like Tucson," Felipe Garcia, executive vice president of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Almost 100 guests attended the reception in honor of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, at the Beverly Hills mansion of the U.S. ambassador to the Iberian nation, James Costos. continue reading »

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

David Alvarez, the only Hispanic candidate for mayor of San Diego, said in an interview with Efe that a big Latino turnout for the Nov. 19 elections will be a determining factor in tipping the balance in his favor. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

The South Texas Campaign (STC) is the first campaign the Border Patrol has initiated since it made public the U.S. Border Patrol 2012-2016 Strategy, which reflects a shift from a resource-based to a risk-based enforcement. continue reading »

Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia, former U.S. Marine and Texas cop, has been arrested by Mexican authorities for leading a gang of vicious kidnappers operating throughout Mexico. 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 »

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Has No Presidential Plans for 2016

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Has No Presidential Plans for 2016

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, considered the Latino rising star of the Democratic Party, told Efe here Friday that he will not seek his party's 2016 presidential nomination. continue reading »

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Last night Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his late night talk show debut on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show.’ We assume Cruz was there to share his vitriol, not wanting to keep it inside the confines of Capital Hill. We are just not sure why Leno would extend an invitation to such a controversial figure who is less than entertaining and such a rage-a-holic. continue reading »