Illinois law now officially says that undocumented immigrants can legally obtain driver's licenses -- a big win for advocacy groups that argue the change is a boost for public safety and law enforcement on the roads. Lawrence Benito, an Illinois immigration advocate, tells Daily RFT that this new ... More >>
The story of Carlos Jamison Moser, the 5-year-old biological son of Encarnacion Bail of Guatemala and the adoptive son of Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage, continues to drag through the American legal system. Yesterday Judge David Jones ruled in juvenile court that the Mosers could proceed with th ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Some of you have been inquiring about the legal status of Carlos Jamison Moser, the five-year-old boy in Carthage, Missouri, who is the focus of a landmark adoption battle that's been waged over the past four years. We chronicled the story behind Carlos' adoption case in our Oct. 20 feature, The B ... More >>
Tomorrow, March 19, scholars and fans alike will gather at UMSL for a day-long conference to discuss Bob Dylan's connection with the Classics. "Bob Dylan: Immigrants, Wanderers, Exiles and Hard Travelers in the Poems, Songs and Culture of Ancient Greece and Modern America" takes place from 10 ... More >>
Pinella County Sheriff via Angie's ListDavid Peer and Moshe Aharoni accused of defrauding Missourians.The U.S. Attorney's Office of Eastern Missouri last week handed down another round of indictments last week against Dependable Locks, a Florida-based locksmith accused of extorting customers in M ... More >>
What's an illegal immigrant gotta do to get some false paperwork around here? Evidently, it's become more difficult now that feds have busted a trio of St. Louis-based Mexicans operating a fake-document mill that would seem to rival Kinko's in one-stop-shopping efficiency. Resident alien c ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Navigating the health care system in this country is tough enough for people who grew up here. Toss in a language barrier and things can get downright hairy.So the St. Louis Christian Chinese Community Center is reaching out to recent Asian immigrants and elderly Asians through an ancient and tra ... More >>
Sheriff JoeThe Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit alleging that Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is blocking its investigation into possible civil rights violations within his Maricopa County Sheriff's Department. Arpaio is well known in Arizona -- and increasingly nationwide -- for his sweeps ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Image viaLocal Tea Partier Gina Loudon on The Daily Showa few months ago.From the uber-conservative local lady that brought you the Buycott of Whole Foods last fall (then went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to chat about it): The St. Louis Tea Party's Gina Loudon is showing solidarity with Ar ... More >>
Photo by Nicholas PhillipsFive inches of blank pages! Thanks, federal government!As part of some routine fact-checking for our current cover story on local Hispanic publisher Cecilia Velazquez, RFT requested her file from U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS).And what a response we got! N ... More >>
Village Voice Media underwrites an ACLU lawsuit against the state of Arizona
Chuck GatschenbergerSo, just for fun, let's review how St. Charles state representatives are banning together to stop all those funny speaking foreigners (read: suspected illegal aliens) from driving in Missouri. First there's Chuck Gatschenberger (R - St. Charles County) who -- when not filing l ... More >>
AmericanApparel.comWe can easily make these American Apparel threads in St. Louis. Can't we?A year ago we wrote how American Apparel (think Old Navy for monochromatic, urban fashionistas with disposable income) was considering opening a St. Louis store. The company even emailed the Riverfront Times ... More >>
America: We're #2!
The Mexican says: Learn to write good English!
Why do Mexicans crank their music up so loud?
A Riverfront Times theater critic gets a critique of his own.
Can't a guy get some one-on-one time?
(And Mayor Whitteaker doesn't come out looking too good.)
Many Valley Park residents want their mayor to step down.
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A member of Hitler's Waffen SS lives out his last days in St. Louis
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Prospective citizens must be cautious when they abjure