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Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg. 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 »

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line. A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” that offers five different flavored burritos each selling for $3. continue reading »

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American former Chicago Alderman, Ambrosio Medrano, was just sentenced to 10 ½ years in prison for corruption; this being his second corruption conviction – putting him on the record books. continue reading »

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

U.S. and Mexican authorities, in a joint operation, discovered an unfinished tunnel some 40 meters (130 feet) long on Arizona's southern border, it was reported Thursday. continue reading »

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

The undocumented attorney in whose favor the California Supreme Court ruled when he tried to obtain his professional license told Efe that his aspirations include becoming governor of the Golden State. continue reading »

Warmer Weather Causing Mangroves to Expand in Florida

Warmer Weather Causing Mangroves to Expand in Florida

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said. continue reading »

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Isabel will not have any medical tests done in Texas because her doctor's bill is already $15,000. So she will cross the border into Mexico to see a physician. continue reading »

WATCHDOG: New Mexico Mayor and Convicted Gun Smuggler Keeps Taxpayer-Funded Pension

WATCHDOG: New Mexico Mayor and Convicted Gun Smuggler Keeps Taxpayer-Funded Pension

A conviction for gun smuggling isn’t stopping a former Columbus mayor from getting nearly $17,000 a year in taxpayer-funded pension money, New Mexico Watchdog has learned. 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 »

Another Migrant Detention Center Infiltrated by Immigration Activists

Another Migrant Detention Center Infiltrated by Immigration Activists

An activist with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance infiltrated the El Paso Detention Center in Texas to get to know the situation in which the undocumented migrants being held there are living. continue reading »

HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

New Mexico authorities and the Mexican consulate office are seeking help in trying to locate the parents or relatives of a toddler they found wondering the desolate New Mexico desert Saturday night. Sunland Park borders El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. continue reading »

Fear of Deportation Possible Cause of Crossbow Murder-Suicide in Florida

Fear of Deportation Possible Cause of Crossbow Murder-Suicide in Florida

An Ecuadoran man’s fear of deportation may have led to a three-day odyssey that left his wife, young son killed by crossbow, another son injured and the man dying by slicing his own throat. continue reading »

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American art needs no passport at Art Basel Miami Beach, where once again it has landed in force at prestigious galleries and with a lineup of creators who fascinate the art market here and attract avid collectors. 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 »