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Immigration Law: Florida Passes SB 2040. A Racial Profiling Bill

Immigration Law: Florida Passes SB 2040. A Racial Profiling Bill

Florida SB 2040 Passes in Florida. In a surprise move, Senate votes on immigration bill. Without debate, the Florida Senate unexpectedly voted Wednesday morning 23-16 to approve SB 2040, a controversial immigration crackdown bill. continue reading »

Raft Made of Wood & Intertubes Intercepted on U.S. Waters with Cubans Attempting to Reach U.S.

Raft Made of Wood & Intertubes Intercepted on U.S. Waters with Cubans Attempting to Reach U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents thwarted an attempt by four Cuban citizens to reach the U.S. on a crude raft Thursday morning. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Adds New Members to Advisory Council

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Adds New Members to Advisory Council

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced recent additions to its 2011-12 Advisory Council, adding dedicated national leaders committed to the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders. continue reading »

Cinco de Mayo in Little Village

For the second year in a row, Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood will host a 3-day festival in remembrance of the Battle of Pueblo, which occurred on May 5, 1862. continue reading »

Men Arrested for ‘Selling’ Prostitutes from Mexico & Central America in U.S.

Men Arrested for ‘Selling’ Prostitutes from Mexico & Central America in U.S.

Joseph H. Hogsett, U.S. Attorney, today announced the dismantling of a criminal organization similar to those involved in the illegal importation and distribution of controlled substances continue reading »

Understanding the Illinois DREAM Act (SB 2185)

Understanding the Illinois DREAM Act (SB 2185)

For 10 years, universities, business leaders, community groups, and immigrants have urged Congress to pass the DREAM Act. DREAM would enable undocumented students continue reading »

Spain’s El Hierro Island is Looking to Become the Greenest Place on Earth

Spain’s El Hierro Island is Looking to Become the Greenest Place on Earth

The Easternmost of the Canary Islands is launching an innovative wind-power system that will make the island fully energy self-sufficient. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Mexican Mine Explosion Leaves 5 Dead, Little Hope for 9 Missing

UPDATE:  Mexican Mine Explosion Leaves 5 Dead, Little Hope for 9 Missing

UPDATE: The gas explosion in Sabinas, Mexico has left five dead and little hope to find the remaining nine miners alive. The first team of rescuers sent into the mine continue reading »

Chipotle Investigation Continues With Another 30 Locations Visited by Immigration Officials

Chipotle Investigation Continues With Another 30 Locations Visited by Immigration Officials

Roughly 30 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations were visited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Tuesday, as part of a nationwide investigation into the hiring practices of the restaurant. continue reading »

National Tequila Party Tour Will Kick Off in Arizona

National Tequila Party Tour Will Kick Off in Arizona

The Tequila Party, an non-partisan movement, will be launched in the State of Arizona which is also known as immigration ground zero to Hispanics. The purpose of the Tequila Party tour is to encourage Latinos across the nation to participate in the upcoming 2012 elections. continue reading »

American Food Making Immigrants Fat as They Try to Fit In

American Food Making Immigrants Fat as They Try to Fit In

Immigrants to the United States and their U.S.-born children gain more than a new life and new citizenship. They gain weight. continue reading »

Brazilian Phenom Ronaldo Now a Hollywood Villain

Brazilian Phenom Ronaldo Now a Hollywood Villain

The top World Cop goal scorer will play a villain, opposite Juliette Lewis and Andy García. continue reading »

“Sham University” President Indicted on 33 Counts, Including Falsifying Visa-Related Documents

“Sham University” President Indicted on 33 Counts, Including Falsifying Visa-Related Documents

Monday, a federal grand jury has indicted a California woman on charges that she ran a fraudulent university as a front for international students looking for legal U.S. immigration status. continue reading »

Dominican Pitcher Francisco Liriano Throws First No-Hitter of the Season

Dominican Pitcher Francisco Liriano Throws First No-Hitter of the Season

The Dominican Republic pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, prevented the White Sox from scoring at home, in the U.S. Cellular Field by pitching the first no-hitter of the baseball season. continue reading »

Lorenzo Lamas Asks Daughter, 25, For Blessing to Marry Wife #5, Shawna Craig, 24

Lorenzo Lamas Asks Daughter, 25, For Blessing to Marry Wife #5, Shawna Craig, 24

Though, before he traded vows with his 24-year-old bride, Lamas, 53, reportedly asked his daughter Shayne Lamas, 25, for her blessing. continue reading »