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BREAKING NEWS!!! NBC TO DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE FIRED!!!

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News Anchor Jorge Ramos has been very public on how he feels about Donald Trumps Immigration Policies that he is promoting on his 2016 campaign. Ramos has broken down Trumps policies on how it would do more damage and how it will be unconstitutional to have certain immigrants removed from the United States.  Yesterday Tuesday August 25, 2015 …

Donald Trump has been fired from NBC because of his recent comments about Mexicans, but hey, business is business, so there’s a catch. NBC just said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” The network says ‘Miss USA’ and ‘Miss Universe’ …

A court ruling suspending the immigration actions means the administration is trying to tamp down fear that they will go away. Democrats plan to hit Republicans hard, but immigration advocates are split on how much to do so. Hours after President Obama publicly discussed his executive actions on immigration in front of a crowd at …

Sen. Marco Rubio conducted his first Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing this week and focused heavily and critically on the renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. Rubio, who serves as chairman of the subcommittee, questioned U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson on normalized …

President Barack Obama announced plans Friday to recommend free community college for certain students, regardless of age, in a proposal titled “Promise of Higher Education in the United States.” The White House published a “Fact Sheet” about the proposal, noting, “Today, more than ever, Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of …

With the 114th Congress sworn into its new session, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced plans to counter President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions. During a press conference, Boehner announced that the House will act on “stopping” Obama’s Nov. 20 executive actions. While Boehner has had a Republican majority in the …

  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will head the House Intelligence Committee in 114th Congress. Nunes called the Obama Administration’s foreign policy a “complete disaster,” saying that it supports torture, voted repeatedly for surveillance and intelligence gathering without oversight or warrant, and extended the Patriot Act. As chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, …

Latinos made history on Election Night securing victories in both political parties. Across the nation, Latinos scored statewide victories, gaining and holding on to 12 seats in executive office. Now, the largest group of Latinos, 29 in total, will serve in the 114th U.S. Congress, scoring a few firsts in electoral representation. “We witnessed Latino …

For such a little country, Cuba does manage to maintain its role as the pebble in America’s shoe with ease, as we’ve discussed. With the old regime getting pretty old and restrictions being gradually eased by both sides, it’s easy to start thinking that more than 50 years of this is about to come to …

There is no music in this week’s episode of Alt.Latino. Instead, we do one of our occasional “deep dives” into a subject to pursue insights and perspectives that help us think about more than music. This time around, the subject is Cesar Chavez, the recent biopic about the civil-rights activist and labor leader and the …

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, whose re-election campaign has been rocked in recent weeks by actions by his staff that critics have depicted as anti-Latino, can avoid a ballot box backlash if he diffuses the situation in the near future, observers say. Scott, a Republican, found himself under fire recently after the disclosure that some members …

WASHINGTON – Republican officials told the Latino business community of their hearty support for immigration reform Wednesday, the same day Democrats filed a petition to force a vote on the issue. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told attendees at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Summit in a keynote speech that immigration reform legislation is …

Veteran labor organizer and immigration reform advocate Eliseo Medina was arrested here Friday after attempting to enter the offices of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). Medina, a leader of the “Fast for Families” caravan that is touring the country to demand an end to deportations, was arrested for trespassing, Jose Seiglie, deputy police chief in the …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council of La Raza, also directed her anger and frustration at House Republicans for stalling on immigration legislation, which is languishing …

MIAMI — The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida. They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, …