Trump administration collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

By Roberta Pardo The Trump administration proposed Oct. 21 taking DNA samples from immigrants and entering their information into a criminal database, raising privacy concerns for asylum-seekers and minor offenders. Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it was trying to expand a pilot program, which ran this summer along the U.S.-Mexico […]

Local developers plan new performing arts center hotel

By Roberta Pardo Local developers are pitching the construction of a 143-room upscale hotel at a vacant lot next to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Eric Holtze, CEO of EJ Holtze Corp.; and Whitney Kerr Sr., senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, plan to build a boutique hotel […]

Asylum seekers suffer from freezing temperatures at the border

Story by Roberta Pardo and photos cortesy by Reuters- Jose Luis Gonzalez Immigrants seeking asylum at Mexico’s border with the United States have been the most affected so far this winter season. On Sunday (Dec. 29), Univision reported that thousands of asylum seekers in Sonora, Mexico, have suffered from the effects of freezing temperatures. They […]