U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violations in Puerto Rico
U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violation in Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 09/26/2013 - 11:23

Puerto Rico has brought on a human rights violation case against the United States.

According to The Huffington Post, the National Lawyers Guild along with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have filed a petition against the U.S. government in a case involving the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.


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Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/10/2013 - 15:51

Great news for everyone!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that the teen birth rate in the U.S. has reached a historic low, especially among Latinas.


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Ouch: Drunk Mexican Man Hides in a Truck Full of Chili Peppers to Sneak Into U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 09/09/2013 - 11:46

He must be hurting: a Mexican man tried to cross the border by hiding himself in a cargo of red chili peppers. He was found face down in the cargo in New Mexico, drunk off tequila, reports The Guardian


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Ted Cruz to Renounce Canadian Citizenship
Ted Cruz to Renounce Canadian Citizenship
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/20/2013 - 10:47

For those who may not be aware, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz currently holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.

According to Fox News Latino, the Senator announced on Monday that he will be renouncing his Canadian citizenship.


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Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/19/2013 - 17:30

Asylum requests in the United States have more than doubled over the last three years, according to The Huffington Post.


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Children of Immigrants Don't Know They're Already U.S. Citzens
Many Children of Immigrants Don’t Know They’re Already U.S. Citizens
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 09:15

We meet them in school, on the job and on the streets -- the young Latino who was born here, but has lived their life undocumented.

According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, this is the case with many Latinos who were born in this country to undocumented immigrant parents.

LAHT reports that this population of people living undocumented find out they are already U.S. citizens once they begin the process of regularizing their immigration situation.


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Travel Visas from Cuba to U.S. On the Rise
Travel Visas from Cuba to U.S. On the Rise
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/05/2013 - 14:19

It appears more Cubans have been making their way to the United States.

According to Fox News Latino, Granma -- a Cuban Communist Party newspaper -- reported on Friday that the number of Cubans receiving non-immigrant visas to the U.S. has jumped to 79 percent this year.


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DREAMers Who Voluntarily Left U.S. Arrested When Trying to Return
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/24/2013 - 10:06

Eight DREAMers, who left the United States to travel to Mexico, were detained on Monday upon trying to return to the states.

According to Fox News Latino, the undocumented activists left the U.S. in order to draw attention to the rise in deportations which have been carried out under the Obama administration.


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DREAMers & LGBT Community to Support "Undocuqueer" Wedding
DREAMers & LGBT Community Support "Undocuqueer" Wedding
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 13:46

DREAMers and the LGBT community gathered together in Washington D.C. yesterday to take part in two ceremonies -- the National DREAM Act Graduation and a marriage between a bi-national lesbian couple -- and show their support for equality for all.


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10 Quick Ways To Become An American
10 Quick Ways To Become An American
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 06/28/2013 - 16:40

Countless immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens on July 4th. Getting a piece of paper is one thing, but to fully become a true American it takes a lot of elbow grease and pent-up rage (like a lot of rage). Here we present 10 Quick Ways to Become an American—it’s easier than making Drake cry. 


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