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  • Sep 14, 2011 02:12 PM
    Last: 10yr
    Both sides of the immigration debate agree that our southwest border is “broken,” but they have very different views as to why or how to fix it. On one side, immigration reform advocates point to a broken immigration system that forces immigrants into the hands of increasingly violent smugglers in order to make the trip to the United States.

    This side of the debate seeks to improve border security by taking border crossers who seek legitimate work out of the flow of unauthorized immigrants.

  • Sep 12, 2011 11:29 AM
    Last: 10yr
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is pressing her state’s legislators to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license. The move is seen as anti-immigrant by many immigrant advocates.

    It’s possible to view the governor’s campaign to reverse the law as relatively uncontroversial. New Mexico is only one of three states with such laws (the others being Washington and Utah). Reversing the law would only make New Mexico like the rest of the 47 states.

  • Aug 30, 2011 11:49 AM
    Last: 10yr
    A Washington Post editorial notes that Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is just the latest candidate to use “the usual Republican crutch to justify his position, insisting that the border must be made secure before reform is possible. But the border is more secure than it has been in decades — as measured by the soaring federal presence and plummeting rates of illegal crossings and crime on the frontier — and the GOP’s argument is looking increasingly threadbare.”

  • Aug 30, 2011 11:46 AM
    Last: 10yr
    In only 2 months, the 23 year-old leader of the student protests in Chile has received countless death threats while keeping Chile’s government in check.

    Camila Vallejo Dowling has become the living nightmare of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. Her beauty, brains, eloquent speech and the clarity and sheer strength of her ideas and proposals have made her one of the main actors in Chile’s current political stage—the face of the Student Movement in Chile.

  • Aug 08, 2011 01:58 PM
    Last: 10yr
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced significant changes to Secure Communities(S-Comm), the department’s signature immigration enforcement program. Starting Friday, DHS will unilaterally rescind Memoranda of Agreement with 42 states that authorized fingerprint information sharing with DHS under the flawed S-Comm program, stating that such agreements are unnecessary. This latest announcement makes clear that S-Comm is an unfunded, mandatory program imposed on states despite intentionally misleading assertions by DHS to the contrary. DHS also announced it will continue to unilaterally implement S-Comm in existing jurisdictions and expand the program across the country.

  • Aug 04, 2011 01:38 PM
    Last: 10yr
    Check out this video on the Sandoval County, New Mexico’s anti-underage drinking billboard prepared by local students with a ‘glaring’ error. The story here is that the billboards designed by Alejandro Reveles have been up since January and no one noticed. Not the students who participated in the project, not the teachers supervising the students and even passing motorists didn’t notice. Clearly the intentions were nobel from the media class that created it and hopefully they are being well served by their educators.

    In the ‘Under-Aged Drinkng IS a Problem” billboard displayed prominently on NM Interstate 25, the ‘i’ is missing. It took a local television station to finally notice the mistake. Target 7 then proceeded to interview numerous NM residents, showing them the sign to see if they could catch the ‘glaring’ mistake and none could.

  • Jul 13, 2011 12:48 PM
    Last: 10yr
    Thousands of university students in Chile stage a kissing rally rather than continuing with violent demonstrations in their efforts demanding reform in education standards and costs.

  • Jul 13, 2011 11:16 AM
    Last: 10yr
    I know the world is a mess and many believe it’s coming to an end especially when you watch the debt ceiling debate and the Real Housewives of Atlanta (I know eerily similar). But when the Pope, revered and known throughout the Americas, as El Papa, starts Tweeting and sending TwitPics, Dios Mio, you KNOW it’s the end of the world.

    To the 420 million devoted Catholics throughout Latin America and Mexico and the millions here at home, his word is God’s word; he is God’s eyes and ears on earth. So when I heard Pope Benedict set up a Twitter account I knew it was not a good thing. I’m personally freaked out by the whole thing and turned to my own local version of El Papa and that is my Mamita who goes to church everyday.

  • Jul 06, 2011 01:27 PM
    Last: 10yr
    In Cicero, Illinois, town president Larry Dominick has come under serious scrutiny after a former town employee alleged he was fired due to his race and his wife’s occupation.
    Merced Rojas is suing Dominick for alleging he was illegally fired. The lawsuit also claims Dominick referred to Latinos “spics,” “wetbacks” and “illegal fu*king immigrants”.

    Read more here http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/in-a-50-hispanic-town-can-you-remain-president-after-calling-people-we/8736/
  • Jun 30, 2011 11:11 AM
    Last: 10yr
    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs.