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News Taco:  Latinos in Federal Sector Waiting for Concerns to be Heard

News Taco:  Latinos in Federal Sector Waiting for Concerns to be Heard

With the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the U.S. Department of Housing of Urban Development (HUD), President Obama has positioned himself as the top president appointing more Hispanics to Cabinet positions. continue reading »

POLL:  39% Of Americans Welcome All Immigrants Willing to Work Hard

POLL:  39% Of Americans Welcome All Immigrants Willing to Work Hard

Americans have mixed feelings about potential immigrants to this country and still tend to prefer those who can best help the economy. They also continue to believe that immigrants from countries with terrorist activity should get closer scrutiny. continue reading »

Latino Decisions: Democrats Missing Opportunities in Top Tier Latino Districts

Latino Decisions: Democrats Missing Opportunities in Top Tier Latino Districts

Recent polling conducted by Latino Decisions continues to find that comprehensive immigration reform is an animating issue for Latino voters and if immigration reform does not happen this year, most Latino voters will hold the Republican Party responsible. Yet, the ability of Latinos and other pro-immigration reform voters to reward or punish members of Congress for their handling of immigration necessitates a competitive electoral environment where marginal shifts in both the composition and preferences of the electorate can make the difference. continue reading »

New Child Trends Hispanic Institute Releases Finds on Latino Parenting Program

New Child Trends Hispanic Institute Releases Finds on Latino Parenting Program

Child Trends announced today the launch of the Child Trends Hispanic Institute with the release of the findings of the first random-assignment evaluation of a Latino parenting program, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. The evaluation study found that the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors program led to the adoption of parenting practices that enhance preschool children’s learning and preparation for school. continue reading »

Pandering to the Base on Immigration Could Inflict Long-term Damage on Texas GOP

Pandering to the Base on Immigration Could Inflict Long-term Damage on Texas GOP

All campaigns have their share of heated rhetoric, but as a proud Texas Republican, I’m worried about the long term repercussions of the tone of some of the campaigns I’m observing in my home state, especially when it comes to the GOP’s ability to attract more Latinos like me to our tent. continue reading »

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Decries Republican Attack on DREAMers

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Decries Republican Attack on DREAMers

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original co-author of the DREAM Act, strongly criticized a House Republican amendment aimed at undermining the Obama Administration’s efforts to prevent the deportation of young people brought to this country as children continue reading »

Latino Immigrants Give Up Dream of Homeownership in U.S.

Latino Immigrants Give Up Dream of Homeownership in U.S.

A poster in the window of a Queens, NY real estate office proclaims: “Immigration reform is coming, so buy your house in your country, Colombia.” It’s far from certain that Congress will enact changes to the nation’s immigration laws. But that hasn’t stopped this real estate agency, and others like it in immigrant neighborhoods, from trading on a growing sentiment among Latino immigrants. continue reading »

Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

Each year, roughly 8,000 immigrants join the U.S. military, bringing linguistic skills and cultural diversity that enrich each branch of the Armed Forces. Nearly 65,000 service members have become naturalized U.S. citizens since continue reading »

Mass Deportations are Alienating Young Latino Voters from the Democratic Party

The United States government has been deporting large numbers of undocumented migrants as of late, and the majority of them are Latino. In addition to negatively affecting the individuals removed from the country, this policy also affects many people who remain, such as continue reading »

Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children—often referred to as DREAMers—have grown up here, gone to school here, and formed deep roots in local communities. And while their immigration status prevents them from voting or even accessing affordable higher education in some states, DREAMers are civically active in pushing for reforms to the nation’s immigration policies that personally affect them and their families continue reading »