Day: December 5, 2014

Mexican Consulate awarded $73,000 in scholarships to Mexican students

The Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, supports Mexican students that excel academically, promoting IME-Becas Scholarships 2014-2015. The program was created in 2005 at the initiative of the Mexican government whose aim is to allocate resources to increase and facilitate academic and professional development of Mexicans and strengthen the capacities of institutions and organizations offering educational programs for Mexican migrants in the United States.

Since then, the government of Mexico grants 10 million pesos annually.
With an emotional ceremony, the Mexican Consulate of Little Rock…

President Obama defends executive actions of the criticism

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living undocumented in the United States.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals and spare those who have lived here undocumented for at least five years and have roots, including children who are American citizens.

“Why we would prefer a system in which they’re in the shadows, potentially taking advantage of living…