On Three Kings’ Day, elected officials and community organizations joined to distribute free bilingual books to children at St. Hyacinth Parish. The event kicked off a fundraising drive to raise money for Voces De La Frontera to distribute more books.
The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.