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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

The Obama administration should change its deportation policy to protect undocumented immigrants who have family members who are U.S. citizens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says. continue reading »

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified undocumented immigrants who want to be teachers, 9 News, NBC’s Colorado affiliate first reported. The Denver Public School (DPS) system has joined with continue reading »

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported. continue reading »

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who won Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, said that the values of the Latino community match perfectly with those of U.S. conservatives. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he will dye his hair blond to honor a promise he made to members of a local high school basketball team. continue reading »

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Millions of Texas workers have had no health insurance coverage or have struggled to keep it before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ‘Obamacare’. Workers with coverage have been progressively paying a larger share of their monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospitalization. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

A 33-year-old brain-dead pregnant woman was disconnected from life support Sunday by John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in compliance with a court order upholding the wishes of the woman's family. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

Adelfa Botello Callejo, Dallas lawyer and immigrant rights pioneer, has died at the age of 90 according to the Dallas News. continue reading »

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Texas needs its own immigration reform that will serve as an example for all the other states - that is the proposal of Republican Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-American who went from being a TV news anchor to try and become the first Latina governor in the history of the Lone Star state. continue reading »

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

A Texas judge has ordered Marlise Munoz, who is pregnant and brain-dead, off life support honoring the wishes of her long-suffering family. continue reading »

Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

Mexico lamented Texas' execution of a Mexican national and called it a clear contravention of a 2004 world court decision that found U.S. authorities had violated international law by failing to inform foreign suspects of their right to consular assistance. continue reading »

Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

George P. Bush, a Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, came to the defense of Latino politicians and asked the members of his party to avoid "ignorant statements" with regard to Hispanics. 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 »

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 »

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

The principal of a middle school in Hempstead, Texas, was suspended with pay for telling students not to use Spanish in class. School authorities received complaints about the matter, opened an investigation and decided to put Amy Lacey on leave pending the outcome of the probe, Laurie Bettis, a spokeswoman for the school district in Hempstead, a town some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Houston, told Efe. continue reading »