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With Swelling Student Population, Alexandria Looks for Solutions

With Swelling Student Population, Alexandria Looks for Solutions

The City of Alexandria in Virginia has a problem, and it’s looking for solutions, but at least it’s a good problem to have. Turns out that Alexandria is too darn popular. Young families are staying put. They aren’t heading farther out into the suburbs. And, obviously, neither are their school-age kids — which has led […]

National Immigration Forum

National Immigration Forum

By Ali Noorani “LEGAL, NOT JUST ILLEGAL” – While the family separation crisis on the border has led to a focus on unauthorized immigration, behind the scenes, the Trump administration has been quietly “slowing and restricting legal immigration,” according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Wall Street Journal expanded on the report and drew […]

Karol G Will Be Awarded at the Hispanic Heritage Gala

Karol G Will Be Awarded at the Hispanic Heritage Gala

Washington, DC (CapitalWirePR) — The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that music artist Karol G will perform and be recognized as recipient of the Inspira Award during the 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018. The Awards will be […]

Salvadorans in the Diaspora Travel to Their Country

Salvadorans in the Diaspora Travel to Their Country

By Alexis Stoumbelis We just wrapped up an incredible delegation led by and for Salvadorans in the diaspora – what a whirlwind! After meeting with inspiring leaders from the environmental, feminist, student, LGBT, and indigenous movements, the delegates marched alongside students at the University of El Salvador during the annual commemoration of the 1975 student […]

Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Murder in Aid of Racketeering and Other Charges

Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Murder in Aid of Racketeering and Other Charges

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee today, returned a five-count indictment, charging two members of the MS-13 gang with murder in aid of racketeering, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. Oscar Degaldo Flores, […]

Citing Religious Liberty, Evangelical Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Support Refugee Resettlement

Citing Religious Liberty, Evangelical Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Support Refugee Resettlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Evangelical Christian leaders have sent a letter asking the Trump administration to raise the refugee ceiling, citing religious liberty and our nation’s history of offering safe haven to people fleeing religious persecution. Signatories express deep concern that further cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement program would harm religious freedom internationally. The letter […]

The Cruel Practice of Family Separation

The Cruel Practice of Family Separation

By Beth Werlin The cruel practice of family separation has dominated the news for weeks. We have been addressing the legal needs of families at the border for years. Last year, we expanded these efforts by creating the Immigration Justice Campaign. The Justice Campaign is recruiting volunteer lawyers and training them to provide legal services […]

We Can’t Get Our Hopes Up On Favorable Court Ruling On DACA

We Can’t Get Our Hopes Up On Favorable Court Ruling On DACA

This is just the beginning of the legal fight. NEW YORK, NY — A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his 25-page opinion, Judge John Bates said the Trump White House had again failed to provide justification for its proposal to […]

Business Executive Arrested on Foreign Bribery Charges in Connection with Venezuela Bribery Scheme

WASHINGTON – A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen who controlled multiple companies was arrested yesterday on foreign bribery charges for conspiring to make, and making, corrupt payments to an official of Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), in exchange for favorable business treatment with PDVSA. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of […]

Fugitive Extradited in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Murder Case

Fugitive Extradited in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Murder Case

SAN DIEGO, CA – Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the first-degree murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was extradited from Mexico to the United States today, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman for the Southern District of California. He will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Tucson, […]

Two Members of Billion-dollar Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme Arrested

Two Members of Billion-dollar Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme Arrested

WASHINGTON – Two alleged participants in a billion-dollar international scheme to launder funds embezzled from Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA using Miami, Florida real estate and sophisticated false-investment schemes were arrested yesterday and today. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg of the Southern District of […]

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