- Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US Updated: Jul-27-15 4:36 pm
NEW YORK - Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business.
- Federal, metro governments settle immigration suit for $310K Updated: Jul-27-15 3:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Five years after immigration agents and local police raided a south Nashville apartment complex, the federal and Nashville governments have agreed to pay $310,000 to 14 people who sued over constitutional violations.
- New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss Updated: Jul-26-15 11:37 am
NEW YORK - The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.
- House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities' Updated: Jul-23-15 10:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.
- Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans Updated: Jul-23-15 7:08 pm
GORHAM, New Hampshire - Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don't campaign in "every nook and cranny" of the country - especially in Hispanic and African-American communities.
- West Jordan restaurant ordered to cover up mural Updated: Jul-23-15 2:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A large mural depicting Mexican-American icons may have to be removed from the side of a West Jordan restaurant, because city officials say it violates code.
- New president seeks unity within oldest Latino rights group Updated: Jul-22-15 2:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The newly elected president of the nation's largest and oldest Latino civil rights group says he hopes to end years of infighting with a call for unity to better serve the interests of the nation's 54 million Hispanics.
- Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting Updated: Jul-21-15 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.
- State: Unlicensed movers targeted Asian, Latino communities Updated: Jul-21-15 5:47 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Eight unlicensed New Jersey moving companies are facing civil penalties because state authorities say they targeted consumers in Asian and Latino communities who spoke little English.
- Lynch visits Connecticut in stop on community policing tour Updated: Jul-21-15 5:22 pm
EAST HAVEN, Connecticut - A Connecticut town whose police force had a history of mistreating Latinos has transformed itself into a model for improving relations between police and the community, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.
- AP Exclusive: 'Breaking Bad' actor runs for Albuquerque seat Updated: Jul-20-15 7:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Citing the growth of urban sprawl and a need for more Mexican-American elected officials, "Breaking Bad" actor Steven Michael Quezada said he is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Jefferson County health agency to expand bilingual efforts Updated: Jul-20-15 1:57 pm
CHARLESETON, West Virginia - Jefferson County health officials plan to expand bilingual efforts to reach the area's growing Hispanic population. But they say the transition will take time and money.
- Trump touts business background as he visits Arkansas Updated: Jul-17-15 10:13 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Donald Trump showed no signs of backing down from his heated rhetoric as the businessman brought his presidential campaign to Arkansas on Friday, vowing to be the "greatest job-producing president that God ever created" and promising to win the Hispanic vote despite his controversial remarks on immigration.
- AP-GfK Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama Updated: Jul-17-15 9:13 am
WASHINGTON - Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called "Obama coalition" of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies.
- Most of Justice Department suit vs. Arizona sheriff settled Updated: Jul-15-15 7:33 pm
PHOENIX - County officials in metro Phoenix voted unanimously Wednesday to settle parts of a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice brought against a sheriff known for cracking down on illegal immigration.
- Arkansas governor says Trump welcome despite remarks Updated: Jul-15-15 6:23 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he disagrees with Donald Trump's controversial comments regarding immigrants, but says the businessman and presidential hopeful is still welcome at the state GOP's fundraiser this weekend.
- Bilingual job fair planned in Charlotte Updated: Jul-15-15 7:34 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A job fair is planned in Charlotte later this week with companies seeking people only who speak more than one language.
- Sheriff loses bid to get judge removed from profiling case Updated: Jul-10-15 9:02 pm
PHOENIX - A federal judge refused to disqualify himself Friday from a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff who alleged that questions posed by the judge at a hearing three months ago created an appearance of judicial bias.
- Hispanic group returns to Kansas City after dispute Updated: Jul-10-15 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Three Democratic presidential candidates are headlining a National Council of La Raza convention that opens this weekend in Kansas City, nearly a decade after the national Hispanic advocacy group pulled another event to protest the appointment of an illegal immigration opponent to a city board.
- Latino leader urges more businesses to cut ties from Trump Updated: Jul-10-15 7:08 am
UNIVERSAL CITY, California - The head of a Latino civil rights group called on more organizations to follow NBC's example and cut business ties with Donald Trump.
- Democratic Senate hopefuls react cautiously to pier shooting Updated: Jul-09-15 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - California's U.S. senators are reacting to the shooting death of a San Francisco woman at a popular sightseeing pier by saying something is broken with an immigration system that allowed the shooting suspect to be free despite an extensive criminal history and five deportations.
- Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature Updated: Jul-08-15 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
- In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites Updated: Jul-08-15 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.
- Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff Updated: Jul-05-15 5:10 pm
PHOENIX - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.
- Hate crime eyed after Hispanic man beaten on Long Island Updated: Jul-03-15 11:32 pm
FARMINGVILLE, New York - Police on Long Island believe a Hispanic man who was beaten unconscious earlier this week while riding his bicycle was the victim of a hate crime.