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Jose Antonio Vargas On ‘THE COLBERT REPORT’ (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas On ‘THE COLBERT REPORT’ (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Jose sat down with Stephen Colbert to discuss why he prefers the term "undocumented" to "illegal," and his pledge for a new national conversation on immigration."I don't want a 12-year-old sitting in a middle school somewhere in America thinking that he or she is illegal.""Even your president George W. Bush, he knew that the immigration system was broken in 2006 when he gave a speech on this. People like him have said that the system is broken." continue reading »

Second ‘Green Card Lottery’ Held Friday After First Results Voided

Second ‘Green Card Lottery’ Held Friday After First Results Voided

Federal officials in Washington Friday will announced the results of a new drawing for the program, which attracts millions of applicants worldwide and each year provides about 50,000 immigrants a legal route to permanent residency in the United States. continue reading »

Republicans Need to get on the Right Side of the Issue on Immigration

Republicans Need to get on the Right Side of the Issue on Immigration

It’s no secret that Births have overtaken immigration as the driving force behind the growth of the Mexican-American population in the United States in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center. continue reading »

Two Mexican Men Charged with Smuggling 213 Central Americans into Mexico

Two Mexican Men Charged with Smuggling 213 Central Americans into Mexico

A Mexican Court on Friday charged 2 men in Chiapas with smuggling 213 undocumented immigrants from Central America to Mexico. The hundreds of illegal immigrants who were crammed inside a truck were described as being dehydrated and hungry. The truck was found near Mexico's southern border, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Miguel Angel Jimenez at the British Open- Warm up ,Stretching & Cigar Smoking (VIDEO)

Miguel Angel Jimenez at the British Open- Warm up ,Stretching & Cigar Smoking (VIDEO)

Jimenez is only one stroke behind the lead after two rounds at the British Open. Listen to ESPN commentator Paul Azinger as he enjoys Miguel Angel Jimenez's funny pre-round stretching routine. continue reading »

Mexico Wins Big at Travel & Leisure Awards Including Best Destination Spa in the World

Mexico Wins Big at Travel & Leisure Awards Including Best Destination Spa in the World

Four of Mexico's premier resorts and hotels won honors at the prestigious Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards readers' survey. Notably, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, was named the best destination spa in the world. continue reading »

California Dream Act Update

California Dream Act Update

Assembly Bill (AB) 130, one half of the California Dream Act, passed the State Senate floor Thursday and is now headed to the Governor's desk for his hopeful signature. AB 130 allows AB 540 students full access to California's higher education system. It enables these hard-working students who have met the UC, CSU or community college academic requirements to receive scholarships from private sources. continue reading »

Indigenous Conservation Strategy Stops Amazon Deforestation

Indigenous Conservation Strategy Stops Amazon Deforestation

This indigenous-run program has achieved zero deforestation within the one million acres of biodiversity-rich lands that are under Cofan control. By joining the newly launched “Campaign for 5000,” each $10/month supporter will save 2,000 acres of Ecuadorian rainforest, offset their carbon emissions, and help preserve the Cofan indigenous culture. continue reading »

Border Patrol Demands the Removal of a Memorial Cross for Teen Slain by Agent

Border Patrol Demands the Removal of a Memorial Cross for Teen Slain by Agent

Tucson-Nearly four months after the shooting death of Carlos Lamadrid by a Border Patrol Agent in Douglas, Arizona, his family has been ordered to remove a cross placed at the site of the murder. Guadalupe Guerrero, mother of the 19 year-old, received the letter on July 14th, nearly four months after Carlos, a U.S. citizen, was shot in the back by a Border Patrol Agent. continue reading »

Paraguay to Conduct Housing & Population Census

Paraguay to Conduct Housing & Population Census

Paraguay’s 2012 National Population and Housing Census will be carried out with the help of a $12.5 million financing package from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Flash Mobs Show Up at Foreclosed Homes to Stop Families From Being Evicted

Flash Mobs Show Up at Foreclosed Homes to Stop Families From Being Evicted

In Spain, flash mobs are showing up at people’s homes to stop families from being evicted after their homes go into foreclosure. In what Bloomberg has dubbed continue reading »

JUST IN:  JLo and Marc Anthony Split with Plans to Divorce

JUST IN:  JLo and Marc Anthony Split with Plans to Divorce

According to numerous sources including the stars themselves, JLo and Marc Antony are divorcing. The Puerto-Rican power couple who are the parents of three-year old twins, Emme and Max made the announcement to People Magazine., Access Hollywood and other media outlets. continue reading »

AARP Launches Spanish-Language Retirement Calculator

AARP Launches Spanish-Language Retirement Calculator

AARP today announced the launch of its Spanish-language Retirement Calculator as part of its continued efforts to serve older Hispanics with resources that help them live their best lives and plan ahead for a secure retirement. continue reading »

Virgin Mary Icon in New Mexico Church Helping Fertility-Troubled Couples Conceive

Virgin Mary Icon in New Mexico Church Helping Fertility-Troubled Couples Conceive

A Virgin Mary icon is being credited with helping dozens of couples conceive, after a number of those who had visited it, conceived a child though they had previously been unable to. continue reading »

Immigrants With Mental Illnesses Falling Between the Cracks, Shows Need for Immigration Reform

Immigrants With Mental Illnesses Falling Between the Cracks, Shows Need for Immigration Reform

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are caught up in the immigration system in the United States annually. Some of them have severe mental disabilities, and often fall through the cracks. Among these people, some even go missing. continue reading »