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Welder frees workers from Texas labor camps

July 11, 2011 - With the proceeds from the sale of his parents' home in India, loans from aunts and uncles, and the money he'd saved while working as a welder in the Middle East, Aby K. Raju was able to scrape together the $20,000 the job recruiter wanted from him in exchange for a job in the United States and a green card.

Latino firewall helped save Senate for Democrats

November 4, 2010 - By Elena Shore, New America MediaLatino voters may have saved the Senate for the Democrats, even as Latino candidates gained a record number of congressional seats on the Republican ticket.Political observers say these seemingly contradictory outcomes make one thing clear: Latinos - as candidates and as voters - played a decisive role in Tuesday's election.