WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came to conclusion that Arizona’s controversial immigration legislation, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1070, was determined to be mostly unlawful following a 5 to 3 vote —which excluded Justice Kagen out of the 9 members— ruled in the case Arizona v. United States.
(bw) STOCKTON, CA — “These women are courageous, have perseverance, and lots of strength,” said Connie Martinez, co-chair of the Adelita Awards at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery while explaining that they selected women who are not necessarily in the spotlight. “There are a lot of women that do not have the opportunity to have a university degree; but they work really hard throughout their lives.” Continue reading
Update August 07, 2012: New information details voluntary deferred action for those who have never been in deportation proceedings. Read more here. http://bwnews.us/2012/08/06/who-and-where-the-dreamers-are/
(bw) WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on June 15, 2012 that new procedures would be in place for immigration deportation proceedings deferment for certain young immigrants.
“Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner,” said Secretary Napolitano. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.” Continue reading
CALIFORNIA – At 13 years old, Gretel Quintero came across the border from Mexico to the United States without documentation: her single mother had a dream of a better life for her children. Continue reading
California — As voters received their absentee ballots for the 2012 primary election, the California’s 13th Assembly District voters also received a negative campaign mailer by JobsPAC —a mailer that made Xochilt Raya Paredes reconsider her candidacy. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA - Sunday May 6, 2012 the Coalition of Mexican American organizations (COMA) held their annual Cinco de Mayo parade in Downtown Stockton. COMA hires a professional judges association, Pacific COast Judges Association, to judge the parade and give awards to the best parade entries with the theme of ‘Peace in the Valley.’ Continue reading
Armando A. Cervantes-Bastidas is the Editor of Tracy, California’s “Cambalache” Newspaper
For a long time we have asked for amnesty legislation without any positive results. If the same demands continue without a conclusive cultural and educational base, the effort will be useless. What we should highlight—with firmness—are the successful achievements our culture has contributed to this nation, which start even before this nation’s roots. We should show the Caucasians that we are good students and we don’t just complain or publicly protest. Continue reading
Charterhouse Center for Families in partnership with Karl Ross Post 16 launched its Boots-N-Books campaign. Boots-N-Books is a program that brings military families together through literacy and books. The kick-off campaign was on Wednesday, March 7th at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading
New America Media, Commentary, L. Toni Lewis, Posted: Mar 03, 2012
Adorned in a freshly-ironed dress and satchel for her books, Ruby Bridges, age six, walked past an angry mob and into the doors of William Frantz Elementary School. The girl’s father was initially reluctant to let his daughter become the school’s first African American student, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her daughter a better education but rather to “take this step forward for all African American children.” Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Why is the price of gas spiking? While Republican candidates blame President Obama, energy experts point to global market forces at work—the complications of supply and demand. To get the inside story, New America Media’s Ngoc Nguyen interviewed David Hackett, president of Stillwater Associates, an energy consulting firm specializing in the transportation-fuels market, based in Irvine, Calif. Following are excerpts from her interview.
WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. Continue reading
By Mayra Barrios
WASHINGTON- Vice President Biden announced on Tuesday December, 13 that the U.S. Mint would suspend the production of Presidential dollar coins for circulation as part of the Obama Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste.
An estimate of 1.4 billion surplus dollar coins are sitting in Federal Reserve vaults due to lack of demand for the coins. By halting this unnecessary production, the Administration will save taxpayers at least $50 million per year in production and storage costs.
In 2005, Congress enacted the Presidential $1 Coin Act, which mandated that the United States Mint issue new Presidential $1 Coins with the likeness of every deceased President. But more than 40 percent of the $1 coins that the United States Mint has issued have been returned to the Federal Reserve, because nobody wants to use them.