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Additional Veterans and Universities Added to Legal Challenge of Exclusion of Military Veterans from State and Education Program

Although each plaintiff honorably completed his military service and is otherwise qualified, the State and its institutions have denied the veterans tuition waivers solely because they were not U.S. citizens when they first entered the service—even those veterans who have since become U.S. citizens.    All the plaintiff veterans joined the military while they were legal permanent resident immigrants of the United States.

RNC Statements on the Resignation of General Chairman Mel Martinez

“It was my goal as General Chairman to lead the Party as it established the structure and raised the resources necessary to support our Presidential candidate and ensure Republican victories next November. I believe we have accomplished those goals. That’s why it is the appropriate time for me to step down as General Chairman and continue to focus my energy on serving my constituents in Florida.

Former Secretary of the Army Louis E. Caldera Endorses Hillary Clinton

Citing her record fighting for America’s troops and veterans, the former Secretary of the Army Louis E. Caldera today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.  Caldera, the son of Mexican immigrants, will join the Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary along with other distinguished leaders such as General Wesley Clark and Lt. General Claudia Kennedy.

HACU Disappointed by the Governor’s Veto of the California Dream Act AB 540

“Senator Cedillo took steps to address the Governor’s concerns by limiting the number of grants for which AB 540 students could compete. We are disappointed that the Governor chose not to display leadership in the immigration debate by providing these hard-working students with the possibility of making college a reality,” said Antonio Flores, President and CEO of HACU.

HACU’s 21st Annual Conference to highlight recruitment, retention of Hispanic Students

The conference tracks include: Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic Students; Challenges for Hispanic Education; Advocacy and Legislation-Higher Education; and International Higher Education. “We hope that the participants will come away understanding the importance of Hispanic higher education issues and at the same time benefit from a tremendous opportunity to network, forge cost-effective partnerships, and learn about new public and private sector education funding opportunities,&rdquo

Solis: We Will Not Stop Until 10 Million Uninsured Children have Health Care

“I am frustrated and disappointed that Republican Members of Congress sustained President Bush’s veto of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. President Bush has callously denied health care to 10 million poor, uninsured children due to his misplaced priorities, and many House Republicans have followed his lead.

Human Rights Groups Say Congress Should Keep Hold on Military Aid to Colombia

The organizations urged Congress to maintain a hold on $55 million in military assistance until substantial progress is made in addressing key human rights concerns. Defense Secretary Santos is currently in Washington on a two-day visit.


Hispanic Organizations Launch National Latino Coalition on Climate Change

“Across our nation, minority and low-income communities are on the frontline of environmental exposures, negatively impacting their health and economic security. As we develop policies to protect these communities from the impacts of climate change, the policy discussion must be as diverse as the communities it intends to impact,” said Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health and the Environment.  “I welcome the Na

Two Cuban felons convicted of illegally possessing firearms, drugs

Alejandro Serrano Domenech, 34, and his brother, William Serrano Domenech, 30, both citizens of Cuba, were convicted in U.S. District Court Oct. 15. Alejandro Domenech was also convicted of possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

18 arrested after two-year ICE investigation into large heroin and cocaine international smuggling organization

According to the complaint, 10 defendants participated in a drug organization led by HENRY POLANCO, who operated from the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. POLANCO dealt with drug suppliers in the Dominican Republic, who provided him with large quantities of heroin and cocaine. In order to smuggle the drugs into the country, POLANCO primarily relied on corrupt airline employees at JFK and abroad.

In the Dominican Republic, the airport employees concealed narcotics in luggage on boar

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ICE investigation leads to guilty plea in plot to support FARC operatives

Julio Cesar Lopez (Lopez), 62, of Caracas, Venezuela, and Luis Alfredo Daza Morales (Daza), 47, of Bogota, Colombia, pleaded guilty in Miami before U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard to conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

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