Laws & Immigration

Fourteen Indicted in Identity Theft Crackdown in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday they charged 14 people in three separate indictments over identity fraud, theft and money laundering for their role in trafficking the identities and documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens.

Ukraine & Russia Aid Dispute: Will Kiev Allow Russian Trucks to Enter?

Kiev changes stance on truck blockade, bemoans Russian "cynicism"
Primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Possible Recount in Wisconsin Primary for Anti-Gay Republican, Results in Connecticut and Minnesota

Primaries are being held throughout the U.S., with Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin holding theirs on Tuesday. A controversial Republican candidate victory in Wisconsin is likely to lead to a recount when he was declared a winne,r but the victory narrowed after one county experiencing computer problems closed the margin of victory.
President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Calls President Obama to Clear the Air

After catching heat over recent remarks criticizing President Barack Obama's foreign policy, Hillary Clinton called the president to patch things up and is hoping that the two can move forward by "hugging it out."
2.5 Million Enroll for Obamacare in 4 Weeks As Spanish Calls Rise

Obama Administration Warns That Thousands May Lose Health Insurance Due to Immigration and Citizenship Discrepancies

The Obama administration recently cautioned that unanswered questions regarding immigration status and the legitimacy of citizenship may result in hundreds of thousands of people losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance, which was recently granted to uninsured individuals nationwide under the Affordable Care Act.
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ICE Released Over 2,000 Immigrant Detainees Risking Deportation, but Decision Not Approved by White House

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's probe into Immigration and Customs Enforcement found thousands of immigrant detainees were released in less than one month in 2013. ICE's decision to release the immigrants was done for budgetary reasons and was finalized without the consent of the White House or the Department of Homeland Security.
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Rand Paul Says He Has 'Great Sympathy' for Undocumented Immigrants, Favors Reform

A week after leaving a conversation between undocumented immigrant DREAMers and Rep. Steve King, R-IA, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, spoke about his sentiments and plans for immigration.

Former Google Engineer Mikey Dickerson Hired to Make Government Websites More User Friendly

Former Google engineer Mikey Dickerson has traded in his job at the Internet search engine giant for a full time gig at the White House.

Venezuela Deploys 17,000 Troops to Colombian Border

The Venezuelan border with Colombia will close every night this month to try to curb smuggling
The European Union will try to dissuade Latin America from exporting food to Russia, following Russia's embargo on EU and U.S. food.

EU to Discourage Latin America From Exporting Food to Russia

Russia put a ban on imported foods from the EU and U.S.

Obama Approval Rating: Many Latinos Disapprove of President's Job Performance

According to a McClatchy and Marist Institute for Public Opinion poll, more Latinos disapprove of Barack Obama's performance as president of the United States than approve.
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Number of Honduran Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Doubles as Mexican Rates Slip

The Department of Homeland Security disclosed the number of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant children that have entered the southern U.S. According to Customs and Border Protection, more children from Honduras traveled into the U.S. than from Mexico and other Central American countries.
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Obama Issues Presidential Memorandum: US, Colombia Drug Interdiction Assistance Continues While Central America Stuggles

President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum continuing the U.S. drug interdiction assistance program with the government of Colombia. A similar program for Central American countries, however, may be difficult to execute.
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Alaska Republican Senate Candidate Defends Comparing Immigrants to Hispanic Gang Members

The immigration crisis has become an issue for U.S. states thousands of miles away from the southern border. In Alaska, three Republicans vying for the state's GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate debated immigration.

Koch Brothers Spend Millions on Group Aiming to Teach Hispanics Conservative Views

As the number and influence of Hispanics increases in the United States, billionaires Charles and David Koch are partially funding efforts to help persuade the community to favor the Republican Party's conservative views.
House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner on Immigration Reform: 'Do Your Job, Mr. President'

Although Congressional lawmakers are on vacation, Speaker of the House John Boehner penned an editorial titled, "Do Your Job, Mr. President."
Anti-Government Protesters Hold Demonstration In Rio

Brazil: Losing Young Voters

about 1/3 less are voting in this years elections than in the previous one, in 2010
Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity, U.S. make new strikes

ISIL: 500 Yazidis Killed and 300 Kidnapped into Slavery

This Sunday 500 Yazidis killed and 300 kidnapped into slavery by ISIL.

Palestine 'Here to Look for an Agreement,' Agrees to Cease-Fire for Peace Talks With Israel

Palestine announced it would accept a 72-hour cease-fire Sunday in order to allow peace talks to progress with Israel, who refused to attend the talks if violence continued.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hilary Clinton 2016: What Can She Bring to the Presidency?

Hilary Clinton: Former First Lady to President Bill Clinton; Former Secretary of State; Writer, and Politician. Mrs. Clinton has a reputable resume.
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