IN THIS ISSUE

IMMIGRATION NEWS: ONE PERSON´S OPINION

Obama, Puerto Rico and the Hispanic Vote

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Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanics accounted for 56% of the nation´s growth. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, more than 6.6 million Latinos voted in the 2010 election, which is a record for midterm elections. But even though there was an increase in the percent of Hispanic voters, the number of Latino non-voters who eligible to vote has also increased. Consider this, out of 21.3 million eligible Latino voters in 2010, only 6.6 million voted. As we have said before, the vote is one of the most precious rights afforded through U.S. Citizenship. And if people want just and compassionate Immigration Reform, good wage jobs and a affordable healthcare, then they must vote.

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IMMIGRATION NEWS: THREE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

That Time of Year when Students Graduate and No DREAM Act to be Seen

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Every year, nearly 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school.These are young women and men who were brought into this country illegally at a very young age by their parents, and therefore at no fault of their own. For most of them, they have not known any other country except the United States. The failure to pass the DREAM Act has resulted in punishment of these "Americans."

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Notary Publics, Notarios Publicos, are NOT Immigration Counselors

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Recently, the U.S. government unveiled a multiagency, nationwide initiative to go after immigration service scams that includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

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E-Verify, E-Verify, E-Verify

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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced bill H.R. 2164 in the House recently that makes the use of E-Verify mandatory for every U.S. employer. Under the provisions outlined in the bill, employers with more than 10,000 employees would have 6 months to comply; employers with 500 to 10,000 employees would have 12 months to comply.

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THE FACES OF US IMMIGRANTS

Michael J. Fox, Actor and Activist

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Michael J. Fox is a Canadian–American actor, author, comedian, producer, activist and voice–over artist, who was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 9, 1961. His film and television career has spanned from he 1980´s, which included roles such as Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990); Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties (1982–1989) for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996–2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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RECIPES FROM THE MELTING POT

Zeppole, Delicious Italian Fried Dough

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Ingredients:

1 cup of warm water
1 cup of warm milk
1 bag of yeast
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt

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