Two Teens Charged In Connection With The Chayse Olivarez Homicide In Rio Grande

Olivarez was last seen alive on July 29 and never made it to a basketball game with friends, according to the criminal complaint.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 12, 2017

Rio Grande City, Texas – On Friday, Jose Luis Garcia, Jr., 17, of Rio Grande was taken into custody by Texas Rangers and charged with capital murder in connection with the disappearance and homicide of Chayse Olivarez, 17. Olivarez was reported missing on July 30, 2017, according to the Starr County District Attorney’s Office. Olivarez body was discovered buried near a pizza business. A $15,000 dollar reward was being offered for any information leading to Olivarez whereabouts.
The Starr County Sheriff’s Office reported that another juvenile was also charged for tempering with evidence and failure to report a felony.
Both juveniles including Garcia are being held at the Starr County Juvenile Detention facility and are expected to be waive to adult court for prosecution. Garcia, if convicted is facing life in prison or the death penalty.
The investigation continues by the Texas Rangers, Rio Grande City Police Department, Starr County Sheriff’s Department, 229th District Attorney’s Office and the Starr County Special Crimes Unit.

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José DJ Galvan Charged With The Homicide Of Maria E. Mexicano In Milwaukee

Galvan allegedly choked Mexicano while driving, according to the criminal complaint.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 11, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Jose DJ Galvan, 33, was charged with 1st-degree reckless homicide for the August 6 murder of Maria E. Mexicano, 40. Galvan’s bail was set at $100,000 and remains on an immigration hold, according to court records. If convicted, Galvan is facing 60 years in prison. Galvan next court appearance is scheduled for August 17 for a preliminary hearing.
According to the criminal complaint, Galvan during an argument while he was driving choked Mexicano, a passenger and apparently she grabbed the steering wheel and caused the vehicle to crash. Galvan told police that he accused Mexicano of having an affair with another man.
Police released the following statement, “The August 6 fatal crash in the 4700 block of W. Hoyt Place has now been determined a homicide. The investigation has revealed the 40-year-old female victim was strangled before the crash occurred and died as a result of those injuries.”
Mexicano died at the scene and Galvan was taken into custody and showed signs of intoxication.
The Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s office ruled Mexicano’s death as a homicide by strangulation.

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Two Pending Wisconsin Anti-immigrant Bills By State Republicans Remain In Limbo

The Republican controlled legislature has two anti-immigrant bills pending, which would enforce federal immigration laws in the state.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 8, 2017

Madison, WI – Republican legislators in Wisconsin have introduced two anti-immigrant bills, which Assembly Bill 190 (AB190)/Senate Bill 275 (SB275) would allow law enforcement to hold a suspect involved in a crime that they believed to be an undocumented immigrant for an additional 48 hours by complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests and Assembly Bill 127 (AB127) would allow Wisconsin residents to filed civil lawsuits against their local government, if they believe immigration laws are not being enforced. AB127 relates to “prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing a resident of this state to commence an enforcement action, and providing a reduction in shared revenue payments.”
ICE detainer requests have been ruled by a federal court of not being legal binding to hold individuals and law enforcement agencies can ignore such ICE requests. Only a court warrant signed by a judge are consideted legal binding to hold an individual.
Both AB190 and AB127 have been introduced in the Wisconsin State Assembly and are pending in committees, which no scheduled hearings have been set for public review.
If the anti-sanctuary bills AB190/SB275 move forward and are approved by the Republican controlled legislature, the dairy industry will be affected by the lack of dairy immigrant workers and the price of milk will reach $8 per gallon. About 80% of dairy and farm workers in Wisconsin are immigrants.
In June, immigrant rights activists and Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights organization held a protest rally against the bills in Madison. Luz Sosa, a local immigrant and civil rights activist and a Professor of Economics at the Milwaukee Area Technical College who was at the rally to protest several ant-sanctuary bills in Madison says, that Wisconsin residents could see an increase of $8.00 in the price of a gallon of milk at grocery stores, if the anti-sanctuary bills are approved and immigrant dairy workers leave their jobs to avoid being targeted by local immigration enforcement efforts.

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Desiree Anderson And Robert Beasley Arrested For Having Sex At Wisconsin State Fair Concession Seating Area

Anderson and Beasley were video recorded having sex at a concession seating area at the Wisconsin State Fair.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 7, 2017

West Allis, WI – On Monday, the Wisconsin State Fair Police and officials confirmed that a couple was taken into custody for having sex at the Coliseum concession seating area at the state fair. The public sexual encounter was video recorded and posted on the social media and it went viral. The couple were identified as Desiree Anderson, 28, and Robert Beasley, 28, and are both facing charges for having sex at the state fair where families and children attend events.
State Fair officials described the sexual encounter as disgusting and when State Fair Police became aware of the video on social media, they were able to identify the couple and made the arrest.

Couple arrested for having sex in public at the Wisconsin State Fair 2017 http://bit.ly/2vH5TtO

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H-2A Guest Worker From Mexico Died From Heat Stroke After Being Forced To Work In Hot Conditions At Sarbanand Farms

An estimated 80 H-2A guest workers from different parts of Mexico are out of a job for complaining of unfair working conditions and being forced to work on hot days in temperatures over 100 degrees even when sick due to the heat.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 7, 2017

Sumas, Washington – On Sunday, Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Xolotl Edgar FranX posted on Facebook several videos showing H-2A guest workers from Mexico in dilemma and seeking help from multiple non-profit organizations after being dismissed from the Sarbanand Farms. The owner and operators of the Sarbanand Farms, where blueberries are picked dismissed the H-2A workers simply for complaining about the unsafe working conditions at the farms, after Ernesto Silva Ibarra, 28, a guest worker became sick about four days ago working in the field in hot temperatures. Ibarra was given some medical attention, but was later forced to go back to work and collapsed from a heat stroke and was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he went into coma, was in life supports, but died from brain damage, according to some of the workers. An H-2A worker contacted Ramon Torres from Familias Unidas por la Justicia who began to organize fellow farmworker rights activists to help the guest workers in need.
Torres confirmed that four other H-2A guest workers are in the hospital as well and that one side of their bodies is paralyzed and once released from the hospital, they would need medical care and medicine.
Ibarra’s death was confirmed by the King County Medical Examiner’s office on Monday.
The H-2A workers were given about an hour to vacate the cabins where they stayed. An encampment was set nearby by the Community to Community Development to temporarily provide shelter, tents, portable bathrooms and food for the H-2A workers who have been threatened for deportation. Apparently a private California contractor, Nidia Pérez who works for Munger Brothers LLC managed to transfer most of the guest workers to Sumas from a California farm associated with Munger farms when their visas had expired (including work permits) and had been working in Sumas at the Sarbanand Farms for about a month without valid visas, according to the H-2A guest workers. They were given work contracts in English only by the contractor and were promised that they would get the contracts in Spanish, but they haven’t gotten the translated contracts, according to the H-2A guest workers.
Edgar Frank posted on his Facebook account, “H2A workers from Mexico got fired today after they found out that one of their compañeros, who had been telling the company for 4 days that he was not feeling well, is now at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and in a coma. They refused to work because they wanted to improve the overall safety of the farm by having onsite medical attention, shaded areas, and food. After they were fired the company told them they had one hour to leave the property, so they packed their suitcases and backpacks and walked for miles until they found a friendly family to help them. They worked for Sarbanand Farms in Sumas…”
Community to Community Development (C2C) posted on their FB account that “on Saturday, August 5, 2017,
C2C marches with H2a workers from Sarabanan Farms in Sumas WA to the company’s offices to protest the unsafe working conditions that caused the collapse of their 28 yr old co-worker that is now on life support at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. The workers have been picking blueberries under harsh production standards in high heat and smoke from the fires in BC. They have been complaining for days of health issues; including their co-worker who finally collapsed in the blueberry field. Only then did company management act.”
Other groups also helping the H-2A guest workers are WWU Students for Farmworkers Justice and Old School Boycott Committee.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Employment is of a seasonal nature where it is tied to a certain time of year by an event or pattern, such as a short annual growing cycle, and requires labor levels above what is necessary for ongoing operations. Employment is of a temporary nature when the employer’s need to fill the position with a temporary worker will, except in extraordinary circumstances, last no longer than 1 year.”

Video of H-2A guest workers speaking in Spanish about what happened http://bit.ly/2vEysYG

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Tejano Singing Icon, Jessy Serrata Passed Away

After a battle with stage 3 kidney cancer, Serrata passed away and fans mourn his loss.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U. S.A.

August 4, 2017

Harlingen, Texas – On Friday, the family of Tejano singing icon Jessy Serrata, 63, announced that Serrata had passed away. Serrata lost his battle with stage 3 kidney cancer, which he was hospitalized in April and later released under treatment.
Serrata singing career includes 17 albums and was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2004. RIP

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A. B. Quintanilla Wanted In Nueces County For Non-payment Of Child Support

A. B. Quintanilla, former band member of the Kumbia Kings and brother of the late Selena has been listed as one of the ten most wanted in Nueces County in Texas for non-payment of child support and contempt of court.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 1, 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas – A. B. Quintanilla, 53, is wanted by the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support and contempt of court. Apparently, Quintanilla owes more that $36,809 from June 2011 to July 2015, according to court records.
Quintanilla has eight children and his mugshot was placed in the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list on July 31.
Quintanilla remains a fugitive and a reward has been offered for any information leading to his whereabouts.

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