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DHS Program Needs Fundamental Reform to Reverse the Damage Done to Community Policing

DHS Program Needs Fundamental Reform to Reverse the Damage Done to Community Policing

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to announce the constitution of a new Secure Communities Advisory Committee, a group assembled to analyze growing concerns about the program’s scope and implementation and to recommend improvements. Earlier this week, ICE also re-iterated that all states and localities will be forced to participate in the program, disregarding continue reading »

MLB Teams Pays Multi-Million Dollar Signing Bonuses to Several 16-Year Old Dominican Players

MLB Teams Pays Multi-Million Dollar Signing Bonuses to Several 16-Year Old Dominican Players

Major League baseball teams have recently given several Dominican Republic teenagers multi-million dollar signing bonuses and multi-million dollar playing contracts during the first days of the international signing period. continue reading »

Discovery Familia Brings Kids the Best of Summertime Fun With Special Episodes of Hi-5

Discovery Familia Brings Kids the Best of Summertime Fun With Special Episodes of Hi-5

Discovery Familia heats up the summer with special episodes of Hi-5, the network's classic series that will transport children to a summer filled of adventures. Providing a positive and healthy learning environment, continue reading »

Conservative Commentator George Will: ‘Deporting All Illegal Immigrants is Never Going to Happen’

Conservative Commentator George Will: ‘Deporting All Illegal Immigrants is Never Going to Happen’

Renowned conservative commentator and thought leader George Will was doing the Sunday talk show circuit when the subject of immigration and illegal immigrants came up. continue reading »

WATCH:  Jessica Alba in New ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer (VIDEO)

WATCH:  Jessica Alba in New ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer (VIDEO)

In anticipation of the August 19th movie release date for Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World the movie trailer has been released by Dimension Films. Watch leading Latina actress Jessica Alba reprise her role as a leading spy mommy. continue reading »

HUD Announces EHLP Program to Assist Distressed Borrowers

HUD Announces EHLP Program to Assist Distressed Borrowers

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with NeighborWorks® America, launched the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure in 27 states across the country and Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Telenovela Superstars William Levy  and Maite Perroni to Host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Telenovela Superstars William Levy and Maite Perroni to Host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that superstars William Levy and Maite Perroni, Mexican telenovelas’ sweethearts will host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards; the annual celebration of Hispanic excellence and premier event of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. William Levy, a Cuban-born actor, and Maite Perroni, a Mexican actress and singer, have agreed to jointly host the awards show which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C, on September 15, 2011. continue reading »

New Law en El Salvador Threatens Judicial Independence UN Says

New Law en El Salvador Threatens Judicial Independence UN Says

Gabriela Knaul, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said the legislation – which passed by El Salvador’s national assembly and was promulgated by the executive – could be considered “an affront to the principles of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary, fundamental elements of any democracy and any rule of law.” continue reading »

Breaking News: Chavez Makes Surprise Return to Venezuela

Breaking News: Chavez Makes Surprise Return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela during the night on Monday in time for the countries bicentennial celebration on Tuesday. continue reading »

HS - News Remembers Hispanics Who Fought in the American Revolution

HS - News Remembers Hispanics Who Fought in the American Revolution

As we begin our Fourth of July celebration’s commemorating the Declaration of Independence HS-News salutes the Hispanic heroes of the American Revolution that earned the U.S. its independence. continue reading »

A New Dream (VIDEO)

A New Dream (VIDEO)

Immigration is a hot topic right now. But if all you see are the stories in the news, its easy to presume that those represent the majority of immigrants. Its when you actually have personal relationships with immigrants, that you begin to realize some of those stereotypes might not actually be accurate. continue reading »

This Week 114 Individuals in Puerto Rico Indicted for Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

This Week 114 Individuals in Puerto Rico Indicted for Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

One hundred fourteen individuals were indicted for drug trafficking by a federal grand jury on Monday as a result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), and San Juan Municipal Police. continue reading »

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Murder, death threats, lack of health care and education, delays in the regularization of land, exploitation of natural resources: this is the picture of the violence the indigenous people of Brazil are subjected to, according to the Report of the Indigenous Missionary Council (IMIC), which was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB). continue reading »

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Yesterday, Georgia saw thousands of people protesting against the newly enacted immigration laws, in spite of some of those laws are being challenged in court. continue reading »

Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latino Voters for 2012 Elections is Created

Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latino Voters for 2012 Elections is Created

With the goal of expanding the size and influence of the nation’s fastest-growing electorate—Latino voters—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Democracia U.S.A. (DUSA), the nation’s largest Hispanic voter registration organization, announce the formal integration of DUSA into NCLR. continue reading »