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Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Mexican immigrant Alejandro Almanza, who has lived in the United States for 13 years, on Tuesday became the first undocumented person in Illinois to initiate the process of obtaining a temporary driver's license. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), in his prepared opening statement, said that rather than attack the President and accuse him of not faithfully enforcing laws, the time of the Judiciary Committee continue reading »

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Activist groups in Chicago are preparing to participate on Dec. 12 in a National Action Day to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations and the separation of immigrant families. continue reading »

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Texas archaeologists are excited about the possibility they have located the oldest Spanish mission in San Antonio and the precursor to the famous Alamo. continue reading »

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo, alleged serial killer of homeless people, has died and will not face justice for six murders. continue reading »

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 »