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Supreme Court urged not to intervene on bail for immigrant felony suspects

Supreme Court urged not to intervene on bail for immigrant felony suspects

By Laurie Liles Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Opponents of an Arizona law that denies bail to felony suspects who are in this country illegally urged the Supreme Court on Monday to let stand a lower court ruling that overturns the ban. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the ACLU of Arizona were responding to


2015 Top Ten ‘New” Latino Authors’ List

By Jose B. Gonzalez CTLatinoNews t’s that time of year when releases its national ‘Top Ten Latino authors to Watch (and read) list. Led by Connecticut resident Jose B. Gonzalez, it features fiction, an autobiography and biographies and poetry. Gonzalez is a professor of literature at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, he


Latino Art professor shares his passion with Savannah design students

By John Newton La Voz Latina Like all great college professors, Ruben Salinas, is passionate about his work and he enjoys sharing his unique ideas about art with the students he teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Salinas is also proud of his Latino heritage and in September he shared that

Civil Court Judge Mike Herrera performed a wedding ceremony for Antonio Villegas and Esther Chavez in 2011 on the U.S. Mexico border on the the Santa Fe Bridge between El Paso and Juarez. Villegas is standing on the Mexico side and Chavez is on the U.S. side.

Top of the U.S., Mexico bridge popular wedding spot for binational couples

By Laura Torres Borderzine EL PASO – The bride and groom stood on either side of the borderline on the Santa Fe International Bridge, the bride’s toes up against the U.S. side of the line, the groom’s shoes on the Mexican side, as they took their marriage vows. The crowd of pedestrians coming and going


U.S. Congressman says Mexico’s insecurity has now got to be viewed as one of biggest foreign policy issues confronting United States

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela recently told the Rio Grande Guardian that insecurity in Tamaulipas and across Mexico has now got to be viewed as one of the biggest foreign policy issues confronting the United States. The Brownsville Democrat said that through his work in Washington, D.C,