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New site shares stories of detained immigrants held at detention facilities as part of little-known congressional mandate

New site shares stories of detained immigrants held at detention facilities as part of little-known congressional mandate

LatinaLista — There’s a little known congressional mandate known as the “detention bed mandate.” Passed in 2009, Congress requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to “incarcerate 34,000 immigrants in jails and detention centers in the U.S. at any given time.” It’s not important to U.S. authorities if some of the immigrants have no criminal record

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National initiative launches to help drive donations to organizations helping unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. custody

LatinaLista — There’s not a newscast these days that doesn’t lead with the humanitarian crisis happening on our southern border. The reasons for the unprecedented influx of Central American children are heartbreaking enough, but news of local organizations overwhelmed at trying to supply the most basic needs of these children now in their care tugs

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: New Mexican artist seeks help creating project examining intertwining histories of Native Americans and colonial Spaniards

LatinaLista — Campaign: New Mexican artist seeks help creating project examining intertwining histories of Native Americans and colonial Spaniards Francisco Benitez is a born and bred Santa Fe artist of Spanish, Native American and Puerto Rican background. He is developing an ambitious project which focuses on the colonial power structures and corresponding relationships of the

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Video: Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood learns how to fight back against rising neighborhood violence

LatinaLista — The history of the city of Chicago seems to have always been intertwined with violence. The 21st Century is no different. During this year’s Fourth of July holiday weekend, the city recorded nine people killed by gun violence and another 60 wounded. The trend continued the following weekend with three people killed. For

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Crowdfunding Campaign: MOFONGOLANDIA – first Spanish-language, adult oriented, animated sitcom produced for Latino audiences

LatinaLista — Campaign: MOFONGOLANDIA – first Spanish-language, adult oriented, animated sitcom produced for Latino audiences Jorge Trelles is the creator and executive producer of MOFONGOLANDIA, the first animated show produced in Spanish from the ground up, intended for mature audiences. The ongoing narrative revolves around the main character, MOFONGO, as he leads his friends into

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