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Advocates Demand Investigation into Border Patrol Abuse

Detroit/Seattle/New York City– This week, immigrant advocate groups and 11 members of Congress called for an independent investigation into reports of abuse at the hands of Border Patrol.  Congressman Hansen Clarke’s office represented the other U.S. Representatives and joined immigrant groups representing states from New York to Washington requesting Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of […]

Celebrities Join CHCI’s 2012 Public Policy Conference

  Washington, DC[CapitalWirePR]– The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the full schedule for its 2012 Public Policy Conference to be held September 10-12, 2012, at theRonaldReaganBuilding andInternationalTradeCenter inWashington,D.C. CHCI will bring together Cabinet Secretaries, elected officials, celebrities, national experts, community activists, educators and more to discuss critical issues facing the Latino community and the […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling on the state of Texas’ application for preclearance of its voter identification law: “We applaud the U.S. District Court for not pre-clearing the implementation of a discriminatory voter […]

Maryland Attorney General Gansler to Keynote MHBA Gala

Rockville, MD [CapitalWirePR] – The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA) will host its 19th Anniversary Gala and Dinner on the evening of September 13, 2012, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. This event is a gathering ofMaryland’s legal professionals and public interest law supporters, and recognizes individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to […]

Undocumented & LGBT Americans Interrupt Romney/Ryan’s Farewell Rally

LAKELAND, FL –  Uundocumented and LGBT youth disrupted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s victory speech this Friday at theLakelandLinderRegionalAirport to denounce their  policy positions on immigration and LGBT issues. Shouting “We want the DREAM Act” and “We want full equality,” these young people ensured that Romney and Ryan didn’t simply fly out ofFloridathinking that their ideas and policies […]

Waste Citizens

Waste Citizens is a multimedia piece that explores the waste and recycling industry, specifically, the Latino workers in the Waste disposal system. By telling the stories of a group of Latino workers in the garbage industry, I tried to portray how only Hispanic and African-Americans are the only ethnic groups that are willing to take […]

¡Todos A Votar! (Let’s Vote!)

TAMPA — As Republicans and a hurricane begin gathering in Florida before the GOP national convention here, 10 national Latino voter advocates and local allies are helping whip up the growing political winds in the Latino community. The ¡Todos A Votar! (Let’s Vote!) non-partisan campaign is on a six-state tour to help deliver 650,000 new […]

US Department of Labor congratulates GM and Colombian workers on Agreement

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding an agreement reached by General Motors Colmotores and its current and former workers: “The U.S. Department of Labor congratulates General Motors Colmotores and the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colombia, which is comprised of current and former workers, for reaching […]

ICYMI: Univisión Anchor Jorge Ramos’ “Letter to Republicans”

Univisión anchor Jorge Ramos has written an insightful “Letter to Republicans” ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.  Ramos, along with his colleague Maria Elena Salinas, will host both President Obama and Mitt Romney on Univisión’s “Meet the Candidate” forums on separate nights prior to the 2012 elections. The below is an English translation by America’s Voice from […]

Iranian Women Excluded From Major Areas of University Study

Victoria Nuland, State Department Spokesperson: We have seen reports that 36 Iranian universities have banned women from 77 critical fields of study including engineering, education, and counseling.  This decision represents a significant regression for women inIran, who have outnumbered men in universities for over a decade, and will further restrict the ability of Iranian women to […]

Alabama’s “heinous school provision” struck down by federal court: NCLR

This week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals inAtlanta struck down major portions of the anti-immigrant laws passed inAlabama andGeorgia, including a provision requiringAlabama public school officials to determine the immigration status of enrolling students.  In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling onArizona’s SB1070, a federal court once again rejected these states’ attempts to […]