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[OP-ED]: This farmworker sacrificed all for his family. Is he really such a ‘bad hombre’?

 03/14/2017 - 16:25

The immigration debate isn’t about hysteria. It’s about human beings. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s about hard choices that bring heartbreak. It’s about accepting that, as Bruce Springsteen says in his haunting ballad “Sinaloa Cowboys”: “For everything the north gives, it exacts a price in return.”

[OP-ED]: El campesino sacrificó todo por su familia. ¿Es realmente un “hombre malo”?

 03/14/2017 - 16:21

El debate migratorio no se centra en torno a la histeria. Su centro son los seres humanos. A lo largo de la frontera mexicano-americana, se toman decisiones difíciles que traen dolor. Es cuestión de aceptar, como dice Bruce Springsteen en una evocadora balada titulada “Sinaloa Cowboys”, que: “Por cada cosa que el Norte da, hay que pagar un precio”.

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

Several states join Hawaii in legal fight against Trump's new immigration ban

 03/09/2017 - 16:05

Several states, including Washington, Oregon and New York, on Thursday announced that they will join Hawaii in filing lawsuits against President Donald Trump"s new immigration order prohibiting US entry to citizens of six Muslim-majority nations and suspending the refugee entry program.

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U.S. says illegal immigration from Mexico declined last month

 03/09/2017 - 04:16
This photo of January 27 shows the three border fences between the United States and Mexico in the city of San Luis (Arizona). EFE / Gary Williams

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday.The Trump Government attributes the decline to its hard line immigration policy, as reported in El País.

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#LosEsclavosNoSonInmigrantes El por qué Ben Carson está equivocado

 03/09/2017 - 03:39

“De eso trata América, una tierra de sueños y oportunidades”, dijo Carson. “Hubo otros inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en el fondo de barcos esclavistas, trabajaron por mucho más tiempo, más arduamente y por mucho menos. Pero ellos también tuvieron el sueño de que algún día, sus hijos, hijas, nietos, nietas, bisnietos y bisnietas pudieran ser prósperos y conseguir la felicidad en esta tierra”.

#SlavesAreNotImmigrants Why Ben Carson is wrong

 03/08/2017 - 19:53
Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

The mother of the child killed by the “migra” tells the story

 03/07/2017 - 12:38

Since the afternoon of June 7, 2010, the Juarense mother Guadalupe Güereca says she is dead in life.

That Monday, bullets fired from US soil by Jesús Mesa Jr. - a Border Patrol agent -  ended the life of the teenager Sergio Adrián Hernandez, 15, who was in Mexican territory at the time of his death, and whose case has originated a long litigation that is today in the hands of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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New Short Film educates Undocumented immigrants on what to do if arrested

 03/07/2017 - 11:07

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization based in California, just released "America; I Too", the second short film in a series of films addressed to help illegal immigrants, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi.


Border wall questioned since most illegal immigrants in US arrived legally

 03/07/2017 - 06:15

The need to build a wall along the Mexican border is questioned in a report released Monday showing that, since 2007, there have been more immigrants in the US who came here legally with temporary visas and stayed on after their documents expired than there have been immigrants who crossed the border illegally with no documents.

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¿Gato por liebre?

 03/06/2017 - 16:09

Los nuevos cambios en la ley de prohibición de viaje de Trump parecen no cambiar en lo absoluto su misión inicial.

El Presidente Donald J. Trump será recordado como uno de los presidentes estadounidenses que más se esforzaron en cumplir su palabra.

Tras la oposición que recibió la Ley de Prohibición de Viaje inicial que introdujo la nueva administración – suspendiendo el ingreso a los Estados Unidos a ciudadanos provenientes de siete países de mayoría musulmana – la promesa de aprobar una versión revisada no se hizo esperar.


A Guatemalan Mum and Son, hidden in a sanctuary church for more than one year

 03/06/2017 - 04:23
An undocumented Guatemalan migrant mother and her son have been calling an Austin, Texas, church "home" for more than a year. Hilda Ramirez says they were fleeing the danger of their country and were caught by immigration authorities as they illegally crossed the border at Texas in 2014.EFE/Alex Segura

In Austin, Texas, an undocumented Guatemalan migrant mother and her son that have been living in a local church for more than a year. Hilda Ramirez says they were fleeing the danger of their country and were caught by immigration authorities as they illegally crossed the border at Texas in 2014. After they were released from a holding facility, the pair took sanctuary in an Austin church eleven months ago, hoping to avoid deportation back into danger at home.


Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”