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New Report Shows the Economic Benefit of Low-Skilled Immigration

New Report Shows the Economic Benefit of Low-Skilled Immigration

A new report for the Migration Policy Institute states that despite what many have said in regards to the benefits of only highly skilled immigrants, it is just as important to the economy to have low-skilled immigrants as well. continue reading »

Pundits Explaining America’s Sarah Palin Fascination: ‘She’s Snooki!’

Pundits Explaining America’s Sarah Palin Fascination: ‘She’s Snooki!’

Political pundits are always trying to figure why America is so fascinated with Sarah Palin and spend alot of time analyzing her every move. Yesterday MSNBC's Morning Joe team was discussing Palin's 'blood libel' continue reading »

Immigration Judges Being Crushed by Full Caseloads say Southwest Needs More Judges NOW!

On the day of the Tucson, Arizona shooting that killed six, and injured another thirteen, Arizona’s Chief U.S. District Judge John Roll reportedly arrived at the meet-and-greet event to speak with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continue reading »

NarcoPigeon Arrested for Drug Trafficking to Colombian Jailbirds (VIDEO)

NarcoPigeon Arrested for Drug Trafficking to Colombian Jailbirds (VIDEO)

Police in the city of Bucaramanga who found the bird, said it was unable to fly over the prison wall, weighed down by a precarious ballast consisting of 45 grams of marijuana and some crack cocaine. continue reading »

Some Las Vegas Casino’s Peg Growth to Engaging a Spanish Speaking, Latino Clientele

Some Las Vegas Casino’s Peg Growth to Engaging a Spanish Speaking, Latino Clientele

Hispanics, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority, are quickly becoming a majority of the population in Southern California, and the largest source of casino clientele for Las Vegas. continue reading »

Mississippi’s Gov. Barbour Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

Mississippi’s Gov. Barbour Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

As Republican Gov. Haley Barbour serves his last term, and considers a run for president, he is preparing the state of Mississippi to take on the issue of immigration. continue reading »

Mexico Captures “Most Wanted” Zetas Founder ”El Amarillo”

Mexico Captures “Most Wanted” Zetas Founder ”El Amarillo”

Mexican officials announced today that one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in southern Mexico. Flavio Mendez Santiago, alias "El Amarillo," was arrested Monday in a federal police operation in a town north of Oaxaca, continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Said Rigoberta Menchu is “A Fabrication”

WIKILEAKS: Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Said Rigoberta Menchu is “A Fabrication”

The President of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, was the latest world leader to blush and issue damage control half-apologies following an embarrassing WikiLeaks revelation. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Jean-Claude, Baby Doc, Duvalier Arrested in Haiti (VIDEO)

BREAKING NEWS:  Jean-Claude, Baby Doc, Duvalier Arrested in Haiti (VIDEO)

As everyone is trying to figure how and why former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier returned to his homeland, officials are visiting him in his post hotel room. continue reading »

Brazilian Man Rescued After Being Trapped Under 13 Feet of Mud for 16 Hours (VIDEO)

Brazilian Man Rescued After Being Trapped Under 13 Feet of Mud for 16 Hours (VIDEO)

Marcelo Fonseca, a 42 year old Brazilian man was pulled out of thick mud by rescuers digging with their hands through layers of debris caused by a landslide, product of the torrential rains pouring down Teresopolis, and other towns north of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

14 Year-Old California Boy Bolts Baseball Practice and Leaps to Death at Nearby Hotel

14 Year-Old California Boy Bolts Baseball Practice and Leaps to Death at Nearby Hotel

Matthew Mezza has the entire community of Santa Monica in shock and dismay when he leapt to his death Friday after bolting from his baseball practice. continue reading »

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year

Since its activation in Sacramento County a year ago, Secure Communities’ biometric information-sharing initiative has resulted in the identification and removal of more than 460 convicted criminal immigrants encountered by local law enforcement in Sacramento County. continue reading »

Emerging Economies Like Latin America Attracted Greater Share of Foreign Investment Says UN

Emerging Economies Like Latin America Attracted Greater Share of Foreign Investment Says UN

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to developing and transition economies rose last year, while investment flows to developed countries declined, the United Nations agency tasked with promoting trade said in an update on global investment trends released today. Developing and transition economies accounted for more than half of global flows, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported, noting that there was a strong rebound in FDI to developing Asian economies and Latin America, while Europe stood out as the region where flows fell the most sharply. While the increased profits of foreign affiliates, especially in developing countries, boosted reinvested earnings, the uncertainties surrounding global currency markets and European sovereign debt resulted in negative intra-company loans and lower equity investments. continue reading »

Vatican Moves 13 Candidates Closer to Beatification, One from Spain and Another from Brazil

Vatican Moves 13 Candidates Closer to Beatification, One from Spain and Another from Brazil

With a series of nine decrees, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has advanced the causes of 13 candidates for canonization or beatification. continue reading »

HBO Star, Paz de la Huerta, Too Drunk to Get Into Globe Party but Not to Flash her Globes (VIDEO)

HBO Star, Paz de la Huerta, Too Drunk to Get Into Globe Party but Not to Flash her Globes (VIDEO)

HBO star of Boardwalk Empire, Paz de La Huerta, really must of wanted to enjoy the show’s Golden Globe win that she got tanked. She got so tanked that she was denied entrance to the Golden Globes after party at the Chateau Marmont. TMZ captured it all on video. continue reading »