Monthly Archives: June 2012

Holder is cited in contempt by U.S. Congress

The attorney general Eric Holder is the first sitting member of a president’s cabinet in US history to be held in contempt of Congress after Republicans vented their fury over a gun-tracking investigation, says The Guardian. The politically and constitutionally charged dispute … Continue reading

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Hispanic voters are the new math of American politics

Arturo Vargas from NALEO projects that as many as 12.2 million Hispanics could vote in 2012. In the  2010 off year election, the Hispanic share of the national electorate increased to 6.9 percent from 5.8 percent in 2004. In the 2010 … Continue reading

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Automobile parts maker announces to move production to Mexico

Federal Mogul is a worldwide maker of automobile parts, including wiper blades announced that it will move its production from Michigan City, Indiana, to its sister plant in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Federal Mogul told its 100 employees about its intention to leave by … Continue reading

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Border leaders thank the White House for including their recommendations on the U.S. Travel & Tourism report

On April 19, 2012, the Border Mayors Association sent a letter to the White House with a request to include recommendations contained on NDN/NPI report Realizing the Full Value of Tourism from Mexico to the United States as part of … Continue reading

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Agency recommends changes to DHS to ease backlog on immigration courts

Government officials have adopted a series of recommendations to streamline federal immigration courts, where a record-high number of backlogged cases has brought the “fairness and effectiveness” of the courts into question, reported the Boston Herald. Changes proposed by the Administrative … Continue reading

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U.S. House debates today Holder’s role in Operation Fast and Furious

The U.S. House of Representatives was expected on Thursday to debate Attorney General Eric Holder’s role in “Operation Fast and Furious” and possibly charge him with contempt for failing to turn over some documents related to a failed probe of … Continue reading

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Migration to the U.S. fell in 2010 and rose in Mexico, OECD report says

International migration fell for the third consecutive year in 2010 but started picking up again in 2011, according to a new report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Migration to the United States fell by 8% in … Continue reading

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