New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2007–AOL Latino today launched a new immigration hub for the Hispanic-American community. The site offers users access to immigration news, blogs and message boards, as well as links to government resources, views of presidential candidates and information of immigration laws and policies at http://www.aollatino.com/inmigracion.
“AOL Latino strives to stay at the forefront of the most relevant issues in the Latino community and immigration is a hot topic that is important to our users,” said Ralph Rivera, Vice President and General Manager, AOL Latino. “With this launch, we are offering a home where our audience can stay on top of the ongoing immigration conversation via breaking news and interaction with leaders and peers.”
“This new immigration hub demonstrates AOL Latino’s strong commitment to providing up-to-date, user-friendly information on the issues Hispanics are most concerned about, which will help Latinos become better informed participants in American society. We look forward to continuing our partnership with AOL in the years to come,” stated Janet Murgia, National Council of La Raza President and CEO.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR works for the advancement of Hispanic individuals and their families.
Among the features of the immigration hub:
— The latest immigration news from a variety of news sources;
— Articles and blogs from members of the American Immigration Law Foundation;
— Quizzes in areas such as what to expect on the Citizenship Test;
— Links to governmental resources for renewing Green Cards or gaining permanent citizenship, etcetera;
— Message boards and chats;
— Interactive features that let users engage in conversations around the content.
The launch of the immigration hub comes on the heels of the relaunch of the AOL Latino portal (http://www.aollatino.com) which incorporated new features and made the site even more user-friendly.
About AOL(R) Latino
AOL(R) Latino (http://www.aollatino.com) is the award-winning bilingual portal for U.S. Hispanics that provides comprehensive Spanish language products and services including free email, instant messaging, photo sharing, and English classes. The service also offers U.S. and Latin American news, financial tools, the latest in music and entertainment, personal finance, sports, fashion and beauty, as well as access to all the existing content available on AOL (http://www.aol.com).
AOL(R) is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.