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Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Releases Response to CA Gov.  Brown

Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Releases Response to CA Gov.  Brown

In response to today’s budget veto by Governor Brown, Assembly member Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, has released the following statement: continue reading »

Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying

Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, continue reading »

The healing spirit of El Niño Fidencio

The healing spirit of El Niño Fidencio

One Sunday a month, in a small house in Fort Worth, Texas, the bigger-than-life spirit of a man known for his childlike demeanor comes to visit a devoted congregation continue reading »

DHS’ proposed Changes to Secure Communities: Too Little Too Late

DHS’ proposed Changes to Secure Communities: Too Little Too Late

The Obama Administration’s Announcement Proves That the Program Should be Suspended Immediately . continue reading »

Pending a Resolution of DOMA, Immigration Judges Should Exercise Discretion to Stay Removal Cases

Pending a Resolution of DOMA, Immigration Judges Should Exercise Discretion to Stay Removal Cases

To date, five states plus the District of Columbia celebrate marriages of gay and lesbian couples and several other states honor such marriages. In addition, five countries, including Canada, permit marriages of gay and lesbian continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 159 Pounds of Iguana Meat

Border Patrol Nabs 159 Pounds of Iguana Meat

US Border Patrol agents seized nearly 160 pounds of raw iguana meat at the San Diego Border. continue reading »

Latino Targeted Anti-Abortion Billboard Campaign Stops

Latino Targeted Anti-Abortion Billboard Campaign Stops

A controversial ad campaign directed at Latina women in Los Angeles has been pulled after complaints from pro choice organizations mounted. continue reading »

TEXAS Gov Perry Has 1170 Bills Awaiting his Signature or Veto by Sunday (VIDEO)

TEXAS Gov Perry Has 1170 Bills Awaiting his Signature or Veto by Sunday (VIDEO)

Texas Governor Perry flirts with a presidential bid as he has 1170 Bills sitting on his desk awaiting his response. Rick Perry has been very busy as he crisscrosses the country feeling out the waters for a presidential run. continue reading »

Continuing Attack On Tucson Ethnic Studies Class, Beck Ignores Report That Contradicts Fearmongering

Continuing Attack On Tucson Ethnic Studies Class, Beck Ignores Report That Contradicts Fearmongering

Glenn Beck said that "the top education official" in Arizona ruled that an ethnic studies program, which Beck claimed "called for the overthrow of the United States government," was in violation of state law. continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa To be Sworn in as President of US Conference of Mayors

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa To be Sworn in as President of US Conference of Mayors

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the first Mexican American to have held office in Los Angeles in the past 130 years will be sworn in as the President of the US Conference of Mayors this weekend at their convention in Baltimore. continue reading »

Once Again, Congress Pursues Costly E-Verify Legislation to the Peril of U.S. Economy

Once Again, Congress Pursues Costly E-Verify Legislation to the Peril of U.S. Economy

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing on the “Legal Workforce Act,” another enforcement-only bill introduced by Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). continue reading »

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Alabama Brings Back Troubled Racial History With New Immigration Law

Alabama Brings Back Troubled Racial History With New Immigration Law

Alabama has joined other states in the Deep South on the immigration battleground, with its troubled racial history not far from the surface. The state signed the nation’s harshest immigration bill into law last week, with HB 56 containing almost every significant anti-immigrant provision that has been introduced in the past few years. continue reading »

34% of Hispanic Children Live Without Dad at Home, New PSAs Trying to Change That

34% of Hispanic Children Live Without Dad at Home, New PSAs Trying to Change That

The smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life. Take time to be a dad today." That's the campaign message of new public service advertisements (PSAs) launching today nationwide continue reading »

TxDOT Creates Original “Mini” Telenovelas Series to Reach Hispanic Families

TxDOT Creates Original “Mini” Telenovelas Series to Reach Hispanic Families

Culturally relevant telenovela episodes illustrate the serious consequences of drinking and driving. This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series continue reading »