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Trump Administration’s Agenda at Conference in Miami Provokes Controversy and Opposition

Members of Congress and Human Rights Organizations to State Department: Militarization in Central America Threatens Human Rights. Washington, DC: Influential Democrats in U.S. Congress are questioning the Trump Administration’s approach to security and migration in Central America, which are the central themes of this week’s meetings with regional heads of state at SOUTHCOM in Miami. […]

Cuts to Medicaid Devastating for Rural Kids

Cuts to Medicaid Devastating for Rural Kids

By Viji Sundaram House Republicans’ threatened cuts to Medicaid would be devastating for children living in rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at Georgetown University. “There’s no doubt that children in small towns will be hurt,” said Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, and co-author of […]

‘Ellis Island of the South’ – Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

‘Ellis Island of the South’ – Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

By Anthony Advincula ATLANTA — One morning in March 2014, Rachel Bol earned something she had never had before. After spending most of her life in refugee camps, she finally had a country where she could live safely — and one she could call her own. “God helped me become a U.S. citizen,” said the […]

Senator Sanders Statement on Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, June 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after Senate Republicans released a draft of their health care bill: “For weeks, Republicans have been drafting their ‘health care’ bill in secret, refusing to hold hearings or public debate. Now we know why. The bill Republicans announced today is even worse […]

Dismantling

By Isaac Cohen* Nobody was surprised by the Federal Reserve announcement, last week, of an increase in the federal funds rate of a quarter percentage point, to between 1 and 1.25 percent. At this cautious pace, the projection is that there will be another similar increase this year and also three more in 2018. According […]

Farmers Facing a Severe Shortage of Labors in California

Farmers Facing a Severe Shortage of Labors in California

By Sunita Sohrabji YUBA CITY, Calif. — Indian American peach farmers in the Yuba/Sutter County region are facing a severe shortage of labor during the critical growing and harvesting season this year, as the supply of foreign workers has been drastically reduced due to the Trump administration’s stricter enforcement of immigration policies. “Labor is very […]

Inmigrants of DC Have Lost a Friend

Inmigrants of DC Have Lost a Friend

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] – Jim Graham, the 71 year old former four term D.C. Council member, clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and special events promoter has passed away. An immigrant son of Scottish immigrants without high school diplomas, Graham went on to graduate from Michigan State University and earned a J.D. degree from the […]

Loyalty

By Isaac Cohen* The economist Albert O. Hirschman, almost half a century ago, published a book titled Exit, Voice and Loyalty (Harvard University Press, 1970), where he examined the responses to decline and deterioration in organizations. Applied to consumers the alternatives are: exit, to stop buying a product; voice, to protest against the sale of […]

Latino Economic Development Center receives $300,000 from Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Latino Economic Development Center, one of 14 organizations nationwide to receive funds as part of Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program. Washington, DC, June 13th, 2017 – Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) announced today it is receiving a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo as part of the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community […]

Waiting for the FED

By Isaac Cohen* There is almost unanimous agreement among analysts that the Federal Reserve (FED) will increase the federal funds interest rate, to between 1 and 1.25 percent. Futures in Chicago were 89 percent for an increase of a quarter percentage point at the end of the next central bank meeting, in Washington DC on […]

Annual Conference Forum of Sao Paulo in DC

The Sao Paulo Forum’s Annual Day of Reflection 2017 with participants from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9am at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church The organizers invite the community to participate in this day of conferences, debate, dialogue, and working groups on the […]