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Here's An Immigrant Imprisonment Program That Obama Could Stop Without Congress

Last month, in the face of growing pressure from immigrant rights activists, Hispanic politicians and Democratic allies, President Barack Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review the policies that drive the administration's record-setting pace of deportations. It remains to be seen what kind of changes will come as a result. Last week, the White House delayed the announcement of possible changes for two months in an effort to keep alive the debate over comprehensive reform.

State Governments May Be Expanding Wealth Gap

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers in many states have been trying to boost their post-recession economies by cutting income taxes, curbing aid to the long-term jobless or holding down the minimum wage. Some have pursued all of these steps. Whether such policies will spur businesses to expand as hoped isn't yet clear.

Latino Voters Will Blame Republicans If Immigration Reform Fails, Poll Says

Latino voters will blame Republicans if immigration reform fails to pass, according to a poll released Tuesday. A survey of 800 registered Hispanic voters by pollster Latino Decisions on behalf of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a progressive think tank, found that 49 percent of respondents would place the blame for failing to pass immigration reform on the GOP, while 16 percent would hold Democrats responsible. The Republican Party could boost its standing among Latino voters by getting behind reform efforts, the poll indicated.

Officer's Demise Causes Deep Problems For Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions. Among the items at his house were a stash of drugs, evidence bags from old cases, hundreds of fake IDs and thousands of his video-recorded traffic stops that were withheld in a racial-profiling case against his boss, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now, the quest for answers has raised the possibility that a yet-to-be-determined number of his cases could be thrown out and has refocused attention on Arpaio and his department, already under close watch by a federal

World Bank warns of food riots as rising food prices push world populations toward revolt

new report issued by the World Bank (1) warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices skyrocket 70 percent. According to the World Bank, these price increases have been caused primarily by three factors: 1) Sharply higher demand for food in China, 2) U.S.

Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor

HOUSTON — The kitchen of the detention center here was bustling as a dozen immigrants boiled beans and grilled hot dogs, preparing lunch for about 900 other detainees.

Health risks of sugary drinks worth labeling: Editorial

For good reason, people cast a wary eye at new regulations purporting to protect the public’s health and safety. Some such measures are unnecessary. Nobody loves the “nanny state.” But now and then a proposed regulation comes along that passes the threshold for acceptance, one that would address a unique problem and do so without robbing individuals of the right to make their own choices. The bill to require health warning labels on bottles and cans of sugary drinks sold in California passes those tests. The state Senate should pass SB 1000, by Sen.

Soda Warning Label: A Great Collaboration Between Health and Education

By Nativo Lopez Few diseases impact our Latino community as much as diabetes. Most of us know the real life challenges of the disease. Most of us have watched loved ones suffering with complications like skin lesions and nerve damage, amputations and blindness and kidney failure. Most of us have buried too many family and friends. My own mother has been ravaged by the insidious disease of diabetes for the past twenty years, and currently suffers from a foot amputation. My family eventually learned that all of this was avoidable, but it was too late for her.

Arizona's Law Banning Mexican-American Studies Curriculum Is Constitutional, Judge Rules

A court upheld most provisions of an Arizona state law used to prohibit a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson on Friday. The ruling dealt a blow to supporters of the suspended classes, who had hoped the courts would overturn a 2010 law championed by Arizona conservatives determined to shut down the unconventional courses. “I was really surprised at the decision,” Jose Gonzalez, a former teacher of Tucson's suspended Mexican-American Studies classes, told The Huffington Post.

'White Power' Signs Aim To Push Hispanics Out Of Denver

Latinos in Denver are speaking out after being targeted by racist signs in their community last week. The fliers were plastered around northwest Denver causing an uproar among the growing Hispanic community in the area, according to The Denver Post. The signs had messages like “Get rid of poor Hispanics,” “White Power,” and “This neighborhood belongs to the whites now.” The Latino community promptly took to the streets on Saturday carrying signs that read #WeAreNorthDenver, 7 News Denver reports.
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