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Protests in Washington to halt deportation of Salvadoran woman

 05/24/2017 - 02:46
The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

A mother of two, Liliana Cruz was detained in 2013 for driving without a license, given that Virginia does not issue them to undocumented migrants. ICE insists everyone who has violated immigration laws may be subject to arrest, detention and expulsion.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30am
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The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE
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I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

Texas prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 05/08/2017 - 07:33
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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El gobernador de Texas, el republicano Greg Abbott, ratificó hoy el polémico proyecto de ley estatal que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario" en el estado y autoriza la norma conocida como "enséñame los papeles", que permitirá a la policía cuestionar el estatus migratorio de las personas detenidas.

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El gobernador de Texas ha firmado un decreto para prohibir las ciudades "santuario" en todo el estado. Foto de Abbot durante el  WTTC Global Summit 2016. World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban

 05/08/2017 - 06:32
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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According to a press release from the governor's office, the law signed would ban sanctuary cities in the state of Texas, and would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws.

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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

Turning razor wires on border fencing into jewelry

 05/04/2017 - 06:11
One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST
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The aim is to change the meaning associated with the razor wire, said Lozano, from "a symbol of jail, separation, border" into the complete opposite.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
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One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST

Article calls El-Shabazz into question

 04/27/2017 - 15:44
Tariq El-Shabazz ha sido fiscal de Filadelfia. Hoy aspira a ocupar la silla de su exjefe, el emproblemado Seth Williams. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
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A journalistic investigation accuses him of defrauding several clients during his years as a defense attorney.

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Tariq El-Shabazz has been a tax attorney in Philadelphia. Today he aspires to take the chair of his former boss, the unskilled Seth Williams. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

[OP-ED]: On sanctuary cities, conservatives are driven to distortion

 04/10/2017 - 08:33
Thousands of undocumented students covered by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) claim during Dallas' "Megamarch 2017" more security for themselves and their families, who feel "continually threatened" By the strong immigration rhetoric of the president of the United States, Republican Donald Trump. EFE
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 Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz would tell his students the oft-repeated secret to good lawyering. 

“When the law is on your side,” Dershowitz would say, “pound the law into the table. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. And when neither the law nor the facts are on your side, just pound the table.”

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Thousands of undocumented students covered by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) claim during Dallas' "Megamarch 2017" more security for themselves and their families, who feel "continually threatened" By the strong immigration rhetoric of the president of the United States, Republican Donald Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia to Star in 'Bent'

 03/24/2017 - 06:16
Actress Sofía Vergara attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Yahoo News)
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The Colombian actress and the Cuban-American actor will be part of Bobby Moresco's new thriller about a narcotics detective. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
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Actress Sofía Vergara attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Yahoo News)

As Vigilance on US Border Rises, Migrant Smugglers Up Rates

 03/24/2017 - 04:33
Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon
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President Donald Trump's immigration policy has caused people smugglers known as "coyotes" to raise their rates to bring migrants into the US now that the routes are longer and have become more dangerous because of the increased border vigilance, undocumented immigrants say.

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Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon

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