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Commission -  Final CA Senate  Map Would Severely Impede Latino Political Progress

Commission -  Final CA Senate Map Would Severely Impede Latino Political Progress

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s approval of final maps for the state’s Congressional, Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts: continue reading »

Foreclosure: How Can I Avoid It?

Foreclosure: How Can I Avoid It?

The federal government announced several programs over the last few years to help homeowners in need of assistance avoid foreclosure. These programs strive to help responsible homeowners who are having difficulty paying their mortgage. continue reading »

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

The Obama administration says it will review the cases of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation to determine if they can stay in the United States. In a letter to a group of lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says officials will review each case to identify "low priority" offenders, including those who have been in the U.S. for a lengthy period, to allow the agency to focus more on deporting convicted criminals and others who pose a threat to public safety. continue reading »

Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega at the Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 Pageant

Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega at the Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 Pageant

At the gala, former Miss Universe Amelia Vega will be performing two songs from her upcoming album "Agua Dulce" available to the public August 30th, 2011. This will be the first exclusive and live performance by Amelia Vega of her songs prior to the official release in New York. continue reading »

Gutierrez Calls DHS Deportation Announcement An Important Victory For Sensible Immigration Policy

Gutierrez Calls DHS Deportation Announcement An Important Victory For Sensible Immigration Policy

The review of pending deportation cases and the instructions to all elements of DHS over how immigrants that meet certain criteria should be handled has come after months of sustained advocacy by Congressman Gutierrez, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, other Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, and determined public pressure by from clergy, advocates, immigrants, and DREAM Act students nationwide. continue reading »

Goya Foods Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Marc Anthony, Ana Gabriel & Marco Antonio Solis

Goya Foods Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Marc Anthony, Ana Gabriel & Marco Antonio Solis

Goya Foods, Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, announced today their sponsorship of a six-city concert series with performing artists Marc Anthony, Ana Gabriel and Marco Antonio Solis to celebrate Goya's 75th milestone anniversary with the community while giving back to those who have supported them since 1936 continue reading »

Woman Boxer Pounds Away the Obstacles in a Male-Dominated Sport

Woman Boxer Pounds Away the Obstacles in a Male-Dominated Sport

Her swollen eyes gaze at her bloody opponent sitting in the opposite corner of the ring as her coach shouts out demands for the last round of the bout. Heavy hands hang on the ropes as she inhales and exhales trying to catch her breath while the mostly male crowd howls. Just as the bell sounds, she forces her body to her feet and moves guardedly to the center of the ring. She taps gloves with her opponent and the round begins. continue reading »

Authoritative National Report Condemns Secure Communities Program

Authoritative National Report Condemns Secure Communities Program

National Leaders, Experts, and Victims of S-Comm Conclude Program Should Be Ended. This week, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and others made public an authoritative report condemning the Secure Communities deportation program and recommending its termination. continue reading »

100 Years of Immigration

100 Years of Immigration

It's easy to get wrapped up in the current immigration debate, to feel like there's some sort of bottleneck going on, that the U.S. is facing new issues in uncharted territory. This couldn't be further from the truth. The Americans of 100 years ago were facing many of the same issues, some of them feeling overrun by waves of foreign immigrants who came to the U.S speaking a seemingly strange tongue, looking out of place, and amassing in new, ethnic communities. The only difference between now and then is where these immigrants are coming from. For example, in 1910 the U.S. issued 1,041,570 green cards. In 2010, the U.S. issued 1,042,625 green cards continue reading »

(McKinley Park) Birds Continue to Die in Local Park

More dead fowl have been found at a lagoon in Chicago’s McKinley Park, officials said. The Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control and the Illinois De continue reading »

Farm Workers in Yakima Valley Win $2 Million After Employers Allegedly Violated Federal Labor Laws

Farm Workers in Yakima Valley Win $2 Million After Employers Allegedly Violated Federal Labor Laws

Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that hundreds of Latino farm workers are to be awarded their share of a $2 million settlement after two employers violated Washington state’s Farm Labor Contractor Act (FLCA). continue reading »

Spanish Singer Alejandro Sanz has Decided to Move to México, Feels Violence Talk Exaggerated

Spanish Singer Alejandro Sanz has Decided to Move to México, Feels Violence Talk Exaggerated

Sanz said he’s not afraid of violence and that people tend to “exaggerate” when talking about Mexico’s current situation. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Coffee House, Borges Favorite, Seized By Disgruntled Staff

Buenos Aires Coffee House, Borges Favorite, Seized By Disgruntled Staff

The Richhmond Café, an emblem of the Argentine capital closed down and forgot to pay its employees, who regret the literary haven will be turned into a Nike Store. continue reading »

Judge Dismisses Case Against US for BP Agent Shooting Teen, Because he Died in Mexico not US

Judge Dismisses Case Against US for BP Agent Shooting Teen, Because he Died in Mexico not US

In the summer of 2010, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent. The boy’s family filed a $25 million lawsuit against the United States, but court documents revealed that on August 11 t continue reading »

UPDATE: Jasmine Villegas Gets 3 Year Restraining Order Against Major Creeper (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Jasmine Villegas Gets 3 Year Restraining Order Against Major Creeper (VIDEO)

Steven Cintron, a 33 year old creeper who threatened to rape and kill Villegas will have to stay 100 yards from her for at least the next 3 years. continue reading »