Candidates for governor weigh in on immigration

Candidates for governor weigh in on immigration

BOSTON — Immigration may not be as incendiary an issue in Massachusetts as it is in border states like Arizona and Mexico, yet the approach the state should take to those in the country illegally can still spark strong emotions.… Read Full Story

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Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington’s failure to act on immigration as a prime example … Read Full Story

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White House preps legal case for immigration shift

White House preps legal case for immigration shift

WASHINGTON (AP) – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a … Read Full Story

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San Francisco to fund immigration attorneys

San Francisco to fund immigration attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco officials are set to announce $100,000 in funding to help city residents facing deportation for living in the country illegally obtain an attorney.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the money will go to … Read Full Story

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.

But the 34-year-old … Read Full Story

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Immigration shaping up as leading election issue

Immigration shaping up as leading election issue

YORK, Pa. (AP) – As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen immigration become a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from … Read Full Story

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Watchdog: Officials didn’t OK immigrant releases

Watchdog: Officials didn’t OK immigrant releases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they were letting them go due to … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

QUINCY — The Consulate General of Cape Verde in the United States is announcing a visit by the President of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, from August 8 until August 11.

The purpose of the trip is … Read Full Story

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Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

CHICAGO (AP) – Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with at least one top elected official saying hundreds more could be … Read Full Story

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Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

NEW BEDFORD — The Schooner Ernestina, official ship of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is currently docked in New Bedford harbor, is getting an upgrade thanks to $2 million in state capital funds.

“We’ve been working hard for the last … Read Full Story

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

NEW BEDFORD — Last Saturday, July 5, was the 39th anniversary of Cape Verde’s independence from Portugal. Yet it was the 42nd anniversary of the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, bringing thousands out into the streets to enjoy the festivities. The … Read Full Story

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Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.

“I express my … Read Full Story

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LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities.

The Police Department said Monday it will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep

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Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

WAREHAM — This year, the Wareham Summer Celebration will be celebrating the 275th anniversary of the town’ founding with a good helping of cachupa and linguiça.

“It’s basically about the establishment of our town 275 years ago,” said Rudy Santos, … Read Full Story

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New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.

“I usually go running in an area that looks a lot … Read Full Story

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Learning volumes about family history

Learning volumes about family history

UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records

DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Story

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