On Thursday the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold two "crucial votes" on immigration and national security bills, both sponsored by Republican Congressmen Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. One of the bills, dubbed Kate's Law, is designed to increase the penalties for immigrants convicted of certain crimes who, after being deported, have returned to the US illegally.
In the Mexican village of Tlaltetela, in Veracruz state, dozens of people lose sight, become paralyzed due to an incurable neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.
For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.
Junior Pastor and youth leader Jorge Garcia is an intricate part of the his Ministry. His spiritual leadership is sorely missed.
It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.
Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native.
Navegar el abismo cultural de un país que alguna vez estuvo fuera del alcance de los turistas estadounidenses puede ser complejo, pero gracias al descongelamiento de las relaciones, ahora podemos disfrutar de la magia caribeña de Cuba.
Javier Valdez, known for his award-winning coverage of the drug trade in Mexico, was killed Monday in the western city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Eleven journalists were murdered and 426 attacks on the media were registered in Mexico in 2016.
Through the good and the rough times, Mom has always been there
The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.
Voices from all walks of life are uniting to spread the word about the importance of getting back to more face-to-face conversations and fewer “likes” and tweets.
With President Trump's budget cuts looming, What other historical sites are in the crosshairs?
Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day.
The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.
The Women's March reaches history proportions with 50,000 in attendance.
Just a few days before the United States celebrates the 341st anniversary of its birth as a republic, the National Park Service in Philadelphia has 54 sites and historic buildings that now stand as bridges to a heroic past that still defines the Spirit of national democracy.
La población latina de Filadelfia podría tener los mayores índices de enfermedades cardiovasculares, pero algunos cambios puntuales con el apoyo de iniciativas del ayuntamiento podrían ayudar a una familia más saludable.
Philadelphia’s Latino population may be at higher rates for diseases related to cardiovascular health, but certain quick fixes with the support of city initiatives can lead to a healthy family.
Concilio reflects on the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia.
The exhibit honors the stories of unaccompanied immigrant youth, families, and young adults who fled their homes in Central America.
On May 14, Muniz will receive his undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Alongside fellow student Sade Oba, Muniz won the 2016 President's Innovation Prize, awarded by the institution.
While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.
To raise awareness among the population regarding the importance of walking at least a half hour a day, every April 1, the American Heart Association celebrates “National Walking Day. There’s no better time to start than today.
Me? I'm as nice as the next guy. I'll help people pick up dropped parcels, shovel the elderly neighbor's walk, drop a buck in the donation jar, that sort of thing.
But I'm not that nice: I've never once volunteered in a soup kitchen or spent time hanging out with the grannies in the nursing home -- it takes a very, very special person to give away their time or talent to others. Especially when that talent is highly in demand and can be charged at a premium.