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Obama, Republicans Fail to Advance Hopes on Immigration Reform

Obama, Republicans Fail to Advance Hopes on Immigration Reform

By Aaron Montes Hispanic Link WASHINGTON, D.C. – When President Barack Obama delivered the fifth State of the Union address of his presidency, he dedicated just three sentences to immigration reform. Not once did he mention the contributions or needs of Latinos, nor did he touch on his administration’s handling of deportations. Most of his


Sonya Sotomayor Shares How She Lives In Her Two Worlds

By Wayne Jebian CTLatinoNews This past Monday, the students and faculty of the most exclusive university in the state – Yale – were privy to the thoughts of the first Latina admitted into the most exclusive club in the United States, the Supreme Court. Justice Sonya Sotomayor was interviewed by the Yale law professor Judith


Deportees and Refugees Crowd Border Migrant Shelters

By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads. But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city. Unlike the days of two decades past,


Prison Meds Reveal Disorders Severe for Mentally Ill Inmates

By Clifton Adcock and Shaun Hittle Oklahoma Watch LEXINGTON, Oklahoma — Two times a day, seven days a week, hundreds of prisoners at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington break into four lines to receive medications from prison staff. There is Thorazine and Geodon for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Wellbutrin for depression and Trilafon for


La Santa Cecilia shout out to Santa Barbara County youth at the 2014 Grammy Awards! SANTA BARBARA — La Santa Cecilia, winners of the the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Grammy for Treinte Días, gave thought in their acceptance speech on Jan. 26 to the incarcerated youth in Santa Barbara County they had visited through ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! earlier this month, the organization reported in