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Protests against Secure Communities when the program was first introduced now lawmakers and sheriffs' offices are stopping the program

Immigration Reform News 2014: New York City Council Proposes Bill to Stop Detaining Immigrants Without Warrants

This week, New York City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito announced she will introduce a bill to end the imprisonment of people without a judicial warrant at Rikers Island prison.
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Joaquin Castro on Board, Twin Brother Julián Keeping Quiet About Hillary Clinton Running for President in 2016

Joaquin Castro may be boasting his support for a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton, but his twin brother Julián is staying mum on the subject.
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White House Flaunts 'Fact Sheet' on Obama Administration's Accomplishments for the Latino Community: From Immigration, Health Care and Economics

President Barack Obama has had a turbulent few months with the Latino community due to inaction from Congress on immigration reform and his executive action delay. Despite the setbacks in Washington, D.C., the White House wants to remind the Latino community of the Obama administration’s accomplishments.
Australia announced on Friday that it would be sending six fighter jets to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.

Iraq Conflict 2014 Update: UN Reports 26,000 Civilian Casualties Stem from Conflict

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in Iraq in 2014
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Midterm Elections 2014: Rock the Vote Pushes 'Care Like Crazy' Voter Registration Campaign for Millennials

Many national organizations has been pushing voter registration among millennials ahead of the midterm elections in November. Rock the Vote launched its national campaign to register youth ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.
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Republican Candidates Marilinda Garcia and Scott Brown Gain Momentum in NH Polls

GOP New Hampshire congressional candidates Marilinda Garcia and Scott Brown have improved their odds to win their respective races in the Granite State based on new polling data.
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Labor Secretary Tom Perez Says Obama's Executive Action Is Guaranteed, Immigration Reform Is 'Not a Question' [Video]

Labor Secretary Tom Perez is standing by President Barack Obama amid his decision to delay executive action on immigration until after Election Day.
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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns Amid Controversy Over Security Breaches

Julia Pierson, the first woman to hold the position as the director of the U.S. Secret Service, has officially resigned following a string of security lapses.
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Obama Memorandum Decreases Refugee Visas for Latin Americans, But Issues New Method for Central American Countries

President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum that would allow children from various regions, including Central America, to apply for asylum for the 2015 fiscal year.
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Eva Longoria Sets Political Sights on November Elections, 'Lame-Duck Congress,' a Latina President and More

Celebrity and political activist Eva Longoria has her sights set on the midterm elections and beyond.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney at City Hall to announce reauthorization of Debbie Smith Act, Oct. 1, 2014

Anti-Rape Law Reauthorized for Five More Years

New York Congreswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced on Wednesday that President Obama had just signed into law an extension of the Debbie Smith Act, a law that provides hundreds of millions of dollars to address the nationwide backlog of untested rape kits.
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Minimum Wage Increase New York 2014: Women Leaders Call on NY State to Raise Pay

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was raising the minimum wage for workers at city-subsidized projects, women leaders rallied on Long Island on Tuesday to call for lawmakers to increase the state's minimum wage.
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Obamacare Subsidies Invalid in States Not Running State-Based Health Insurance Exchange, Oklahoma Federal Judge Rules

An Oklahoma federal judge ruled against the federal government providing health care subsidies. The health subsidies were in the form of tax credits from the IRS as a result of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
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2016 Presidential Election Odds: Hillary Clinton Gains in Garden State Poll as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Job Approval Rating Slips

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received one of his lowest approval ratings ever by fellow New Jersey residents, and his potential presidential bid doesn't appear positive against Hillary Clinton.
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Hispanic Advocacy Groups Prepared for Voters to Skip Election Day, Cause Favored Politicians to Lose

The National Council de La Raza and other Hispanic advocacy groups are telling politicians not to blame Hispanic voters if they skip Election Day and cause their defeat at the polls.
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US Mayors Agree to 'Support and Welcome' Refugee Central American Children

A dozen mayors of U.S. cities have agreed to support immigrant children from Central American seeking refuge.
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Bolivia Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Fights One of Latin America's Highest Rates of Violence Against Women, Femicide

Recently, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera announced his plan to combat violence against women in his country, which reportedly has some of the highest rates of male violence in Latin America.

Mitt Romney Says 'We'll See What Happens' About Making Another Presidential Run

Although Mitt Romney has adamantly denied that he will make a third attempt to run for president, the former Massachusetts governor changed his tone when recently asked about his political aspirations.
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United Nations General Assembly: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tackles 'Brazen Lies' by Islamic Militants, Hamas and Iran

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly to refute the "brazen lies" spoken by other world leaders at the same UN podium.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Bans Plastic Bags in Stores: Grocers Must Sell Reusable Bags for at Least 10 Cents Each

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill creating a ban against single-use plastic bags in various retail venues.
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