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Rep. Steve King defends dog metaphor and says Democrats want to divide people; RNC Latinos mistakenly uses "Asian"-tagged photo to represent Latinos and more.

RNC Latinos Mistakenly Uses "Asian"-Tagged Photo to Represent Latinos

The Republican National Committee pulled down its website image for RNCLatinos.com after a U.S. News and World Report blog post found that the image used for the header was actually a stock photo that had been tagged "asia," "asian," and "japanese."

The Spanish-language website was part of the RNC's outreach to its Hispanic constituency. A spokesperson for RNC told the Huffington Post that the website was developed by an outside vender; the image had been removed as of yesterday.

Read more here.

Rep. King Defends Dog Metaphor, Says Democrats Want to Divide People

Fox News Latino interviewed Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a staunch supporter of harsher immigration policies whose comments about immigration and dogs in a litter drew fire from his critics. In this interview, King defends his comments, saying they were distorted by his opponents. He also discusses his views on the Dream Act, which he maintains is amnesty, arguing instead for restoring the "rule of law," and "the expectation that the law will be enforced."

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Video Reveals Viewpoints from the Eyes of Undocumented Immigrants

Since outing himself as an illegal immigrant, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been a strong supporter of a comprehensive immigration reform that provides paths to citizenship for immigrants such as himself. In this TIME essay, Vargas urges others to tell their stories of being undocumented immigrants. The accompanying video contains some of these stories.

Read more and watch here.

Study: Immigrants Contribute Millions Per Year to Colorado Economy

Immigrant business owners in Colorado generate $684 million a year for the state, according to a new study by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Nationally, 18 percent of small-business owners are foreign-born; in Colorado, 9.2 percent of business owners are immigrants. Overall, immigrants comprise of 11.7 percent of the state's workforce.

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Last Texas Shelter for Undocumented Minors Is Closed

Federal officials have closed the last temporary shelter in Texas that had housed unaccompanied undocumented minors along the border. It's the last of five emergency shelters that had been set up to hold minors who were found without their parents crossing the borders. In their place, the Department of Health and Human Services has opened permanent, state-certified shelters as well as expanded existing facilities, the Associated Press reports.

Read more here.

RNC Latinos Mistakenly Uses "Asian"-Tagged Photo to Represent Latinos

The Republican National Committee pulled down its website image for RNCLatinos.com after a U.S. News and World Report blog post found that the image used for the header was actually a stock photo that had been tagged "asia," "asian," and "japanese."

The Spanish-language website was part of the RNC's outreach to its Hispanic constituency. A spokesperson for RNC told the Huffington Post that the website was developed by an outside vender; the image had been removed as of yesterday.

Read more here.

Rep. King Defends Dog Metaphor, Says Democrats Want to Divide People

Fox News Latino interviewed Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a staunch supporter of harsher immigration policies whose comments about immigration and dogs in a litter drew fire from his critics. In this interview, King defends his comments, saying they were distorted by his opponents. He also discusses his views on the Dream Act, which he maintains is amnesty, arguing instead for restoring the "rule of law," and "the expectation that the law will be enforced."

Read more here.

Video Reveals Viewpoints from the Eyes of Undocumented Immigrants

Since outing himself as an illegal immigrant, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been a strong supporter of a comprehensive immigration reform that provides paths to citizenship for immigrants such as himself. In this TIME essay, Vargas urges others to tell their stories of being undocumented immigrants. The accompanying video contains some of these stories.

Read more and watch here.

Study: Immigrants Contribute Millions Per Year to Colorado Economy

Immigrant business owners in Colorado generate $684 million a year for the state, according to a new study by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Nationally, 18 percent of small-business owners are foreign-born; in Colorado, 9.2 percent of business owners are immigrants. Overall, immigrants comprise of 11.7 percent of the state's workforce.

Read more here.

Last Texas Shelter for Undocumented Minors Is Closed

Federal officials have closed the last temporary shelter in Texas that had housed unaccompanied undocumented minors along the border. It's the last of five emergency shelters that had been set up to hold minors who were found without their parents crossing the borders. In their place, the Department of Health and Human Services has opened permanent, state-certified shelters as well as expanded existing facilities, the Associated Press reports.

Read more here.

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