It’s National Responsible Pet Owner’s Month, Fusion Gates Helps You Take Care of Your New Pup

Feb. is National Responsible Pet Owner’s Month and whether you are getting a puppy from a respectable breeder or a rescue from the local shelter, there are some basic elements to being a responsible fur parent. Your life will be easier as will that of your new pet. Consider the breed carefully Are you an active family? Do you like to be outdoors a lot, hiking or running? Or do you prefer to ride the sofa? Do you have a fenced in yard or are you an apartment dweller? Do you mind dog hair everywhere or is there someone in your home with mild allergies? There are a lot of considerations when choosing a breed of dog that would be suitable for your family. For example, a large dog might not be su

Why We “March For Truth”

Border Network Calls on President Trump to Stop Lying about Border Communities Ahead of Historic Border March EL PASO, Tx. - Today, Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), along with former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Women’s March El Paso, and other advocates will hold a “March for Truth” at 5 p.m. to stop the wall, stop the lies, and celebrate the bi-national El Paso community. Ahead of the city’s historic march, Fernando Garcia, of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), one of the largest immigrant rights organization in the Southwest, released this statement calling on President Donald Trump to stop the lies that portray El Paso and other border communities as lawless wastelands and

STAFF UP CONGRESS ANNOUNCES CAREER PLACEMENTS FOR FIRST CLASS OF LEGISLATIVE ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff Up Congress, a national initiative by NALEO Educational Fund and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to help increase the amount of people of color in senior staff positions on the Hill, has announced the career advancements for their first class of legislative academy participants. Since the fall academy concluded, 10 participants have been hired in director positions for members of Congress. Staff Up Congress Legislative Academy participants engaged in a four-week program this past fall that helped provide them with the tools necessary to hold senior legislative positions on the Hill. Industry experts and current and former Senate and House staff

Reward Increased for Information in Death Investigation

(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Metro Special Crimes Unit is seeking information on the suspicious death of 51-year-old Cristino Gil Ortiz. Crime Line callers with information on his death may now be eligible for a reward up to $10,000 thanks to a donation by the Kerby and Wade Law Offices. On February 1st, Ortiz was discovered deceased inside his Lakeview Apartment located at 2102 38th Street. Based on the initial investigation, detectives believe his death is suspicious and foul play was involved. Ortiz, an Army veteran, was known to be homeless and was recently provided housing by Vetstar at Lakeview Apartments. He began living in apartment unit #5 around November of 2018 and is the last known person

Harris-Grijalva bill ends ‘racist exclusion’ of farm workers from overtime pay 81 years after nearly

Eighty-one years after the discriminatory Jim Crow-era federal exclusion of farm workers from overtime pay, farm workers —the majority of whom were then African American and are now Latino—would be remedied by the Fairness for Farm Workers Act introduced in the Senate by California Senator Kamala Harris and in the House by U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona. California’s Legislature redressed the racist exclusion of farm workers from overtime after eight hours a day by passing a law in 2016 authored by Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown. California farm workers’ overtime bill went into effect in January. Farm workers were writte

Statement by BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia, about Trump's False Reference about El Pas

"Trump lied to the nation about El Paso at the State of the Union. He openly distorted the facts and the reality of our border region to justify the unjustifiable: his absurd obsession of a Border Wall. El Paso has been declared the safest city, long before the construction of ridiculous walls. El Paso is safe due to its people, the good community relation with law enforcement, and the trust of all communities in our local institutions. El Pasoans should be offended by the way the President used our community to advance his racist and xenophobic agenda." The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizat

MFV Reacts to SOTU: Calls on Congress to take action where President Trump has failed Latino and imm

President Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union Address following a government shutdown that lasted 35 days. Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement: President Trump’s State of the Union Address was wanting for answers to the real challenges that our nation is facing. Instead, President Trump used the occasion to parade miscellaneous themes and buzzwords and to repeat old promises that remain undelivered. Unsurprisingly, he also used the speech to continue to regurgitate disparaging and false narratives about immigrants in an effort to advance his extremist ideology. In his two years in office, President Trump has outlined and implemented some of the most threatening and damagin

NALEO Responds to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas regarding President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address to Congress: “Tonight, President Donald Trump presented his vision for our country in the coming year. Putting forth a plan aimed at unlocking ‘the extraordinary promise of America’s future’, the President outlined the need for bipartisan cooperation to move issues like immigration, infrastructure and job creation forward for the good of the American people. “We applaud the sentiment of the political rhetoric and the positive tone taken tonight given the extreme political divis

MALDEF FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BASELESS INVESTIGATION OF IMMIGRANTS’ VOTI

San Antonio, TX – A group of naturalized citizens and advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit against the Texas Secretary of State for conspiring with Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to violate their Constitutional rights by improperly and baselessly questioning their eligibility to vote. The lawsuit filed last night by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) says that Texas Secretary of State David Whitley singled out naturalized citizens for investigation and possible removal from voter rolls based solely on the fact that they were born outside the United States, in violation of their equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to t

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