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Bank of America Freezes Family’s Accounts After Demanding Proof of Citizenship

bank-of-america-4-logo-png-transparentA Kansas couple says Bank of America blocked access to the account they’ve had with the bank since the early 2000s after they ignored a form demanding proof of citizenship from the husband, who happens to be a native of Wichita.

Josh Collins and Jessica Salazar Collins say they assumed the form was a scam, given their long relationship with the bank, but when they showed up at a bank branch, access was denied, with a flag next to Josh’s name saying “citizenship”. The account was unfrozen after he supplied a driver’s license.

Bank of America, which recently moved to stop lending to companies that make assault rifles, did not ...

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Teresa Romero, a Mexican Immigrant, Is United Farm Workers’ First Female President

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Fifty-two years after Dolores Huerta negotiated the United Farm Workers union’s first successful collective bargaining agreement, Teresa Romero will become the first woman to serve as its president.

Romero, 60, will take over the job when the current president, Arturo Rodríguez, steps down in December. She becomes only the third person to hold the job. Before Rodríguez, the late civil rights leader César Chávez served as the UFW president.

The UFW said Romero is the first Latina and first immigrant woman to head a national union in the United States.

“Sometimes I still pinch myself,” Romero said Tuesday in a phone call with NBC News. “This is what ...

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Leader of Latino Business Group Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

 

Javier Pal;mares, Photo credit: USHCC

Javier Palomares,                     Photo credit: USHCC

The head of a prominent Latino business organization is leaving his job amid allegations of financial impropriety and sexual harassment.

Late Monday, directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced that the group’s president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would step aside.

“After much deliberation and careful consideration for the future of the USHCC,” the board said, “Mr. Palomarez and the board of directors have mutually agreed to undergo a leadership transition for the organization effective immediately.”

The board made no mention of the allegations that have enveloped its chief executive, saying only that it was committed to “dignity, respect, and a ...

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