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2.1 Million Eligible for DREAM Act, Only 38% of Them Meet Educ/Military Requirements

2.1 Million Eligible for DREAM Act, Only 38% of Them Meet Educ/Military Requirements

Slightly more than 2.1 million unauthorized immigrant youth and young adults could be eligible to apply for legal status under the DREAM Act legislation pending in Congress, continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes to call himself “America's Toughest Sheriff,” as he is constantly in the spotlight for his controversial stance on how to handle undocumented immigrants. Now, his office has been told to pay $200,000 to two Hispanic men who were unlawfully detained when they were swept up in a raid. continue reading »

Hey México, Look Up! The Last Spacewalk is Happening Over Your Heads!

Hey México, Look Up! The Last Spacewalk is Happening Over Your Heads!

245 miles over the Yucatán Peninsula, NASA engineers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan walk space one last time. continue reading »

Adios Amigos - Creator of ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan Island’, Sherwood Schwartz Dies

Adios Amigos - Creator of ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan Island’, Sherwood Schwartz Dies

Television fans and fans (of a certain age) of 'Gilligan's Island' and the 'Brady Bunch' are mourning the loss of shows creator Sherwood Schwartz. continue reading »

LISTEN: Demi Lovato’s Latest Single “Skyscraper”

LISTEN: Demi Lovato’s Latest Single “Skyscraper”

The once-Disney songstress and actress Demi Lovato has just released her latest single "Skyscraper. "Skyscraper" is Lovato's first release since entering and completing rehab and since it was announced that she would no longer be playin continue reading »

MLB Home Run Derby: A Latino Affair (VIDEO)

MLB Home Run Derby: A Latino Affair (VIDEO)

Dominican Robinson Cano out-slugged Venezuelan Adrián González 12-11 after both hit 20 homers in the first two rounds. continue reading »

Brazilian Glow in the Dark Mushroom Reappears After 170 Years!

Brazilian Glow in the Dark Mushroom Reappears After 170 Years!

Not seen since 1840 has the glowing mushroom has been seen, now it has been rediscovered in the Brazilian blossoming forests. continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Vargas’ “Define American” Pushing for Immigration Reform

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Vargas’ “Define American” Pushing for Immigration Reform

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Jose Vargas made headlines when he revealed he was living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Now, he’s standing up for immigration reform and openly campaigning to see it happen with a new organization. continue reading »

One of a Kind: Lucha Libre Bolivian Wrestlers in Traditional Grab (VIDEO)

One of a Kind: Lucha Libre Bolivian Wrestlers in Traditional Grab (VIDEO)

Where except in Bolivia would you except to see wrestlers, or better said Lucha Libre fighters, in colorful twirling skirts. These ‘cholitas’ as they are known not only beat up their opponent but wreak havoc on the audience. A recent observer noted chairs were thrown at the audience along with spraying them with sticky soda. continue reading »

U.S. &  MX Govts Resume Program Providing Safe & Voluntarily Return to Mexico for the Undocumented

U.S. &  MX Govts Resume Program Providing Safe & Voluntarily Return to Mexico for the Undocumented

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced Monday that the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) - a bilateral, voluntary program that ensures the safe return of Mexican nationals found to be unlawfully in the Sonora Arizona desert region of the United States to their places of residence in the Mexican interior - has resumed for the eighth consecutive summer. continue reading »

Court Mandates Govt Release Documents on ‘Secure Communities’ Deportation Program

Court Mandates Govt Release Documents on ‘Secure Communities’ Deportation Program

In a victory today for plaintiffs the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York ordered the agencies to produce further information concerning whether and how localities may “opt-out” or limit participation participation in Secure Communities. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Steer Clear of Arizona

Undocumented Immigrants Steer Clear of Arizona

People on both sides of the immigration debate in Arizona are skeptical of new research that shows a national decrease in the flow of illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States. But there is one thing they are certain of: undocumented immigrants are steering clear of the border state. continue reading »

UN Human Rights Chief Voices Concern About High Level of Violence in Mexico

UN Human Rights Chief Voices Concern About High Level of Violence in Mexico

The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over escalating violence in some parts Mexico, saying organized crime and brutality could undermine the State and threaten the people''s basic rights. continue reading »

Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today took note of the publication of the report of the truth and reconciliation commission in Honduras, saying he hopes the document will contribute to strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Central American country. continue reading »

World Population Day - Population Expected to Exceed 7 Billion This Year

World Population Day - Population Expected to Exceed 7 Billion This Year

In October the world's population is expected to exceed 7 billion. While many people are living longer and healthier lives, this simple fact underscores the critical importance of addressing poverty, inequality, l continue reading »