Monthly Archives: November 2011

Couple charged with abusing 1-year-old

Sierra Nicole Salas

Las Cruces Police Department

Nicholas John Medina

Las Cruces police arrested Sierra Nicole Salas, 20, and Nicholas John Medina, 19, both of 2241 Entrada Del Sol one count each of negligent child abuse after employees of a Las Cruces hospital called police to report suspicious injuries to a child. Salas is the childs’s mother; Medina is her boyfriend.

States with abstinence-only education have higher teen pregnancy rates: Study

University of Georgia

States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined.

NMSU to light ‘Noche de Luminarias’ Sunday

Luminarias will brighten the New Mexico State University Las Cruces campus for the 27th annual "Noche de Luminarias" at 6 p.m. Sunday. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips).

University to open 27th annual Christmas display

Kristina Medley


Five thousand luminarias will brighten the New Mexico State University campus during the 27th annual “Noche de Luminarias” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Border-crossing deaths reach 257 this year

Rio Grande Digital

At least 257 Mexican nationals have died this year trying to cross the border into the United States, according to a Juárez newspaper report.

Holloman’s F-22s to fly at night

Holloman Air Force Base

F-22 Raptors from Holloman will conduct night flying training over the next two weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Laws)

The 49th Wing will conduct routine F-22 Raptor night flying training during the next two weeks, to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements.

Most training flights should be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m. The training may produce more noise than normal at Holloman, over the White Sands Missile Range airspace and near communities in Otero, Lincoln and Doña Ana counties.

Crisis clobbers Mexican immigrants

An unidentified protester holds a sign during an immigration reform rally last year in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Photo courtesy Sasha Y. Kimel under Creative Commons license. License details below.)

Frontera NorteSur

The last four years have been a rough road for Mexican immigrants in the US. Anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, Alabama and other states have disrupted lives and sent people packing, while record deportations have uprooted longtime residents and divided families. If public policy shifts weren’t enough, economic tremors have clobbered the Mexican immigrant community.

Undocumented Texas teen takes his own life

Univision via New America Media

WASHINGTON — A young undocumented immigrant committed suicide in Mission, Texas, last Friday, citing his frustration and anxiety over his immigration status.

Research shatters anti-immigrant myths

Leaders of the immigration reform movement were arrested in Washington DC on On May 1, 2010. At the end of a peaceful demonstration at Lafayette Park, leaders of the immigration reform movement were arrested for a sit-in at the railings in front of the White House in what was intended to be an act of civil disobedience. (Photo courtesy Nevele Otseog under Creative Commons license. License details below)

 Studies examine trends in immigrant life

Sign in favor of immigration reform is on display outside Judson Memorial Church on West 4th Street in New York CIty on June 5th, 2010. (Photo courtesy Jens Schott Knudsen under Creative Commons license. License details below)

Elena Shore

New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Two new studies on U.S. immigrants could help to refute some of the key arguments used by legislators to crack down on immigrants.

A report by the Center for American Progress (CAP) finds that immigrants today are integrating into American society at the same rates as previous generations of immigrants. The study, the first to look at the future of immigrant integration, examines trends in homeownership, education, English proficiency, naturalization and income among immigrants who arrived in the 1990s.

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