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Marilinda Garcia

Millennial New Hampshire GOP House Candidate Marilinda Garcia Earns Republican Support, Opposes Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

Declaring that the U.S. needs a "new generation leadership," 31-year-old New Hampshire State Representative Marilinda Garcia is hoping to bring a new era of conservatism to Congress.
Justice Department support NYCLU over its lawsuit over Sixth Amendment violation

New York Civil Liberties Union Files Suit Against NY for Lack of Public Defenders, With DOJ Support

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a class-action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union accuses Governor Cuomo and the state of New York of perpetuating a system that violates the rights of people who cannot afford to hire lawyers.
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Report Urges Obama Administration to Close Artesia, New Mexico Immigrant Detention Center

Due to reports of maltreatment of detainees, immigrant rights groups are still calling for the closure of family detention centers housing apprehended undocumented families.
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Obama Job Approval Rating: Few New York Latinos Rate President 'Excellent,' Majority Believe State Is in Recession

The latest Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll revealed 25 percent of New York's Latinos said President Obama has done a "good" job.
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Immigration, Drug Cartels Not Honduras' Fault, Says President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Blames Countries 'North and South'

The Honduran president addressed the immigration crisis at the United Nations General Assembly's General Debate on Wednesday. After U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto did not mention immigration, Honduras' Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado spoke of the high crime rates and migration of children from his country.
The body of Mexican congressman Gabriel Gomez was found in this burned-out SUV, along with the body of his aide.

Congressman Gabriel Gomez Likely Murdered By Cartel

Congressman was kidnapped on Monday in Guadalajara
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Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Avoids Immigration in United Nations General Assembly Address

With an influx of undocumented immigrants entering Mexico from Central American countries, immigration was projected to be a topic for Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto to address the United Nations General Assembly. He instead focused on the purpose of the U.N.
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Islamic State Airstrikes in Syria: House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Lawmakers Support Airstrike Decision

Following the first airstrikes to combat the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria, congressional leaders have issued their first comments on the issue while continuing their recess.
National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23, 2014

More Than 1,400 Immigrants Register to Vote After New York Voter Drive

A voter registration campaign underway by the New York Immigration Coalition saw over 1,400 new American immigrants sign up to vote over the past two weeks.
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United Nations General Assembly: Barack Obama Calls for Support to Dismantle Islamic State, Neglects Immigration

President Barack Obama's campaign to combat terrorism continued at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The president also discussed the Ebola virus outbreak and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
NATO claims that Russian troops have been withdrawing from eastern Ukraine.

NATO: Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine

Partial Russian withdrawal could be positive sign for Ukraine conflict
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Immigration Rights Groups Criticize ICE's New Texas Family Detention Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced plans to establish a new family detention facility to address the increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants entering the country, and national Latino and immigrant rights groups are not pleased.
Brazil refused to sign an anti-deforestation pledge at Tuesday's UN summit in New York.

UN Summit: Brazil Rejects Anti-Deforestation Pledge

South American country has struggled with deforestation
Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama's Immigration Executive Action Will Do 'An Awful Lot' After Midterm Elections, Says Joe Biden

President Barack Obama soured relations with immigrant rights groups with his immigration executive action delay, but Vice President Joe Biden reassured Latinos that comprehensive reform will come.
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Nancy Pelosi Urges Latinos to Blame Republicans, Not Barack Obama, for Immigration Reform Delay

Immigration advocates have attacked President Brack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, remains optimistic that this delay may prove more fruitful for those in favor of immigration reform.

Bill Clinton Gives Hints About Grandchild's Due Date

It looks like it won't be very long before former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, the former Sectary of State, become grandparents.
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Senate Election 2014: Kentucky Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' Attack Ad Ask "Where Was Mitch McConnell?"

With less than two weeks remaining for Kentucky residents to register to vote, the state's secretary of state launched an attack advertisement against Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accusing him of being absent on important matters in Congress.
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What To Expect at 69th UN Session on Immigration, Climate Change, and Islamic State

The 69th General Debate at the General Assembly will include discussion of immigration, climate change and the potential threat of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

White House Intruder Omar J. Gonzalez Held Without Bail

Prosecutors say the man charged with climbing over the White House security fence and running inside with a knife last Friday was "a danger to the president."

Three Missing Afghanistan National Army Officers Found Near Canadian Border

Men went missing after a trip to Massachusetts shopping mall
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