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Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst validates colonia community groups’ claims that TX DPS checkpoints engaged in immigration enforcement

Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst validates colonia community groups’ claims that TX DPS checkpoints engaged in immigration enforcement

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG,TX — When state Rep. Terry Canales called DPS to find out why the department was putting up random checkpoints in the poorest parts of the Rio Grande Valley he could not believe what he was told. “It was such a telling remark. The staff member said DPS was


Annual event reinforces identity of Northern Arizona’s Latino community — A celebration of culture, families

By Frank X. Moraga AmigosNAZ As Armando Gonzalez and Theresa Thomas tell it, about a dozen years ago Flagstaff’s Latino community seemed on the verge of losing another part of its cultural identity. The local ballet folklorico group was in need of funds for costumes to continue to entertain the public. Meanwhile, the number of

Supporters of the National Movement of Regeneration (MORENA) take part during a protest against the new proposed energy reforms in front of the Hemiciclo a Juarez monument in Mexico City

New, Old Grievances Rile Border Residents

By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur On Sundays, the Benito Juarez Monument in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez is a popular community gathering spot of goods, services, culture and ideas. Strolling couples, fun-seeking families, brawny bikers, long-haired rockers, and old farm hands known as braceros- a cross-section of border and Juarez society- mill about


Former braceros’ march across U.S. for back pay ends in D.C.

By Andrés Rodríguez Borderzine WASHINGTON – A group of elderly migrant laborers ended a cross-country protest Thursday outside the White House, hoping the U.S. would prod Mexico to pay money owed to them for work they did decades ago. “We want Washington and the whole world to know that the Mexican government stole our money,”

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Northern Arizona University professor touts Latin-themed kids’ books at National Book Festival

By Brandon Brown Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Monica Brown looked out at her audience at the National Book Festival and saw a mix of faces, races, ages and backgrounds – just the way she wants it to be. Brown, an English professor at Northern Arizona University, writes children’s books that are inspired by her


Federal officials hold immigration hearing, engage Houston Latino community

By Claudia Miranda The Venture HOUSTON — Members of the community gathered at Houston City Hall for a rare chance to speak directly with federal officials and voice their concern on the impact of comprehensive immigration reform locally. The hearing comes at a critical time for immigration reform supporters. After the Senate passed a bipartisan