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California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver's license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law. continue reading »

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

With 53 million Hispanics living in the United States, Spanish is the second-most-important language in the country and the growth of the Latino population will continue fostering its use as part of the national culture, politics and economy. continue reading »

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

Leading defenders of immigrant rights described Friday as just and historic California Gov. Jerry Brown's enactment of a law that awards basic labor rights to nannies and other personal attendants. continue reading »

Latino Entrepreneur Pablo Fuentes Works to Opens Doors to Minorities in Silicon Valley

Latino Entrepreneur Pablo Fuentes Works to Opens Doors to Minorities in Silicon Valley

As a tech entrepreneur, Chilean immigrant Pablo Fuentes helps people apply for jobs from their cell phones, while as a mentor, he seeks to increase the presence of minorities in Silicon Valley. Fuentes is the founder and CEO of Proven, a mobile application that lets users seek and apply for jobs from their cell phones, and whose service has recently been expanded with an app for employers to make the whole hiring process easier. continue reading »

Latinos Will Once Again be Majority in California by 2014, 165 Years After Mexican Cession

Latinos Will Once Again be Majority in California by 2014, 165 Years After Mexican Cession

Hispanics were the majority in California when it was part of Mexico more than 165 years ago, and will again be the state's largest ethnic group by early next year, the Golden State's Department of Finance says. continue reading »

L.A. Museum Honors Late Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

L.A. Museum Honors Late Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art gave a press preview of an upcoming exhibition of the work of late Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. continue reading »

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for agreeing to sign into law the bill that would grant undocumented people the right to obtain a driver’s license. continue reading »

BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

The lock system on a BMW car is being blamed for the death of a California Latina teen, Graciela Martinez, 14, earlier this week. continue reading »

Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

San Francisco-based microblogging service Twitter Inc. said it had begun the process for an initial public offering, a much-anticipated move in the wake of Facebook's debut on the Nasdaq last year. continue reading »

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California legislators have approved a measure that will grant special driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The measure that passed on Thursday night now needs the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, he is expected to sign. continue reading »

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

After a bill to raise California’s minimum wage to $9 per hour as of July 2014 and then $10 by January 2016 was approved by both houses of the California state legislature on Thursday, it now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk for signature. Brown voiced his support earlier in the week in a press release, saying, “This legislation is overdue and will help families that are struggling in this harsh economy.” continue reading »

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Janet Napolitano, the incoming president of the University of California (UC) public university system is faced with an interesting request from students in her schools – make them deportation safe. continue reading »

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco is poised to shape its own immigration reform law by ending immigration detention. The legislative proposal would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement to detain anyone on suspicion of immigration violations on behalf of the federal government. continue reading »