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Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

By Christina M. Oriel IN recent weeks, raids and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are reportedly increasing across the country following President Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders. Because of this, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) are advising immigrant communities to understand how to prepare for […]

Caribbean Immigrants on Miami’s Climate Change Battleground

Caribbean Immigrants on Miami’s Climate Change Battleground

By Dawn A. Davis It’s 2040. Miami is flooding at unprecedented rates. Some neighborhoods are impassable, with water levels at ankle height or much higher during high tides. Other areas have become ghost towns as water has engulfed entire communities…and it’s getting worse. The beginning of a horror movie? Sadly, no. This is what Miami […]

Classical Repertory Dance Theatre Adult Ballet Company

Classical Repertory Dance Theatre Adult Ballet Company

The auditions will take place this Sunday, March 19 between 1:00 and 2:30 PM at The Washington Ballet- Joseph C. Coleman Studios: 3308 Wisconsin Ave. NW 2nd Floor, Suite 204 Washington, DC 20016. Founder/Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka Teaching faculty at Washington School of Ballet Founder, Founder/Artistic Director of El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea/DC Contemporary Dance […]

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke. Since Jan. 1, at least 100 locations of Jewish organizations in the United States — including schools, Jewish Community Centers, and offices of the Anti-Defamation League — have received a total of 134 bomb threats. The majority have come in five of what the JCC Association of North America […]

LULAC Tells Congress to Oppose Border Wall

Senate Leaders Warn of Shutdown Over Trump’s Wall. Washington, D.C. – Recently, LULAC spearheaded a letter signed by a diverse group of activists urging Congress to oppose the Trump wall and support H.R. 837 the Build Bridges Not Walls Act and H.R. 739 the This Land is Our Land Act. Over 150 civil rights, faith, […]

Protectionist Agenda

By Isaac Cohen* The US Trade Representative Office, as mandated by law, has submitted to Congress the document containing the President’s 2017 trade agenda and the annual report on the trade agreements program. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2017/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2017.pdf. Anybody interested in US trade relations should read the first seven pages of the report, because they describe how the new […]

Congressman “Kika” De La Garza, 1927-2017

Congressman “Kika” De La Garza, 1927-2017

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] March 14, 2017 – Eligio “Kika” De La Garza, the first Mexican-American to represent the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives has died at age 89. A Latino leader of legendary proportions, De La Garza served in Congress from 1965 to 1997. A tenure that spanned Presidencies […]

Veterans: Revised Executive Order Harms National Security

Veterans: Revised Executive Order Harms National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration released a new executive order today that bans travel from six Muslim-majority countries and freezes refugee resettlement. The revisions follow the Ninth Circuit’s decision Feb. 9 to block the initial executive order. National security leaders have criticized a refugee freeze and travel ban that remain in the revised order. […]

LULAC Joins Over 100 Members of Congress Calling for the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

The congressmen ask for his resignation amid allegations of perjury. WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past week, information from the Department of Justice revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russian officials during the presidential campaign season. However, during his confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General, then-Senator Sessions testified under oath that he did not […]

Educational Opportunities and Leadership Programs for Latino Students

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] March 1, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) have announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist […]

Budget Battle

By Isaac Cohen* The presentation of a federal budget outline by President Donald Trump, to a joint session of Congress, is the opening salvo of a battle that will decide which campaign promises will become real, because money will be allocated for their accomplishment. So far, five weeks of intense activity have led to the […]