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30 Children separated from parents after raid

ARKADELPHIA, AR – On Wednesday, July 27, thirty children were left behind, some as young as 3 month old, after special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the Petit Jean Poultry in Arkadelphia to crack on illegal immigrants. They arrested 119.

The raid, follows an audit of the company’s employee records plus a conviction of one of their former employees for falsifying U.S. documents. Special agents from the local ICE Texarkana Office were joined by 30 agents from other ICE regional offices.

Ronnie Farm the manager of the plant and said, “70%…

Immigrant dollars create the difference in the Mexican economy

NEW YORK, NY — The Mexican remittances that leave from New York and other American cities, not to mention the historical phenomenon of the city of Los Angeles, play a fundamental role in the economy of the Aztec nation.

The same ones constitute the second source of currencies for Mexico, after the oil exports, and surpass the amounts of different foreign investments done throughout the country. Inclusively, it had been debated during the last years that the power of remittances could supplant the income of the Mexican oil exports.

According to numbers of the Banco de…

Hispanic issues abound in Arkansas Legislature 2005

LITTLE ROCK, AR– When issues attacking Hispanics in Arkansas began surfacing in the Legislature this year, the state’s Hispanic community wasn’t initially prepared to react.

We found ourselves for the first time trying to defend the interests of the Hispanic community. We have had to pretty quickly organize ourselves at all kinds of levels,” said Maura Lozano-Yancy, publisher of ¡Hola! Arkansas.

While Lozano-Yancy and others worked to mobilize Arkansas Hispanics, they gained outside support from traditional advocacy groups, including The League of United Latin…

Hispanic issues abound in Arkansas Legislature 2005

LITTLE ROCK, AR– When issues attacking Hispanics in Arkansas began surfacing in the Legislature this year, the state’s Hispanic community wasn’t initially prepared to react.

We found ourselves for the first time trying to defend the interests of the Hispanic community. We have had to pretty quickly organize ourselves at all kinds of levels,” said Maura Lozano-Yancy, publisher of ¡Hola! Arkansas.

While Lozano-Yancy and others worked to mobilize Arkansas Hispanics, they gained outside support from traditional advocacy groups, including The League of United Latin…

Homeland security announces expanded border control plans

WASHINGTON, DC — Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson announced plans to expand control of the United States borders through increased use of immigration laws to combat illegal entry between the ports of entry while facilitating travel for legitimate Mexican visitors.

This will be accomplished by: Expanding the use of expedited removal from the ports-of-entry to locations along the U.S. border, and Increasing the amount of time a border crossing card will allow a card-holder to remain in the U.S.

“We want…

Arkansas Democratic Hispanic Caucus hosted Immigration

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Democratic Hispanic Caucus (DHC) hosted an Immigration Forum on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Jose’s Club Latino in Little Rock. U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln; Sheila Gómez, Director of Catholic Charities of Arkansas; and Katherine Culliton, Legislative Attorney for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) participated in the well attended forum.

DHC District Director, Cesar Compadre, noted that, “the Caucus organized this forum to provide an opportunity for Arkansans to learn about important issues regarding current immigration…

Bill offers migrants chance for new lives

MIAMI, FL — More than half of Florida’s farm workers labor in the shadows, working in an underground industry that brings food to dinner tables but leaves the sweat-soaked laborers vulnerable to abuse. Key U.S. Congress members have filed a bill in Washington that, if passed, could transform the lives of the men and women who pluck the country’s fruit and vegetables. It could also reshape the industry itself.

An estimated 100,000 undocumented farm workers in Florida, and 500,000 nationwide, could gain legal status by working in agriculture over several years under the…

The Sherwood Police Department introduces identification program

SHERWOOD, AR — The Sherwood Police Department along with the Mayor’s Office has recently introduced a new program called the “Community Assistance Card”. “This program is designed to assist the non-English speaking Hispanic community, along with law enforcement, merchants or any other person who may need communication assistance. The Community Assistance Card will assist with communication problems that might arise within the community. This program was designed with the help of the pastors of the Community Fellowship Church located in Sherwood.” Sherwood Police Department…