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Latinos Harassed, Immigrants Denied Pay, Families Live Without Water Thanks To Anti-Immigrant Law

Latinos Harassed, Immigrants Denied Pay, Families Live Without Water Thanks To Anti-Immigrant Law

Since HB 56, Alabama’s extreme immigration law, went into effect last fall, children stayed home from school out of fear that their parents would be deported, and U.S.-born children have been denied food stamps because of their parents’ immigration status. continue reading »

Bloggers Agree: Mitt Romney, GOP Candidates Ignore Latino Vote at Their Peril

Bloggers Agree: Mitt Romney, GOP Candidates Ignore Latino Vote at Their Peril

Remember Wednesday night’s GOP debate in Mesa, Arizona, where the Republican candidates proclaimed that Arizona and its extremist SB 1070 anti-immigrant law was a model for the country? continue reading »

Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic

Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic

In December 2011, Puerto Rico's legislature approved, and Governor Luis Fortuño signed, Law 283. This legislation provides for a referendum continue reading »

A New Way to Measure the Burgeoning Power of the Immigrant Vote

A New Way to Measure the Burgeoning Power of the Immigrant Vote

Voter registration is a key measure of immigrant integration. After all, what could be more American than casting your ballot on Election Day? When measuring immigrant voting patterns, voter registration is typically defined as the continue reading »

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril

Zoraida Peña Canal, left, was trafficked from Peru to be a domestic servant in Walnut Creek. Lawyer Avantika Rao guided her through the complex T visa program. Peña Canal prevailed, without law enforcement certification of her case. Photo courtesy of Avantika Rao. continue reading »

“Twilight: New Moon” Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

“Twilight: New Moon” Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

Last September, a federal court judge allowed a sweeping immigration crackdown law to take effect. That legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Bentley in June of 2011, continue reading »

Denying Fairness and Human Rights to Some Put All of our Freedoms at Risk (AUDIO)

Denying Fairness and Human Rights to Some Put All of our Freedoms at Risk (AUDIO)

Mitt Romney’s line on “self-deportation” got a laugh from the audience at a Florida debate last week, but as thousands in Alabama, Arizona and elsewhere know — there’s nothing funny about it. continue reading »

Retiring Baby Boom Generation Will Rely on Immigrant, Hispanic Workforce

Retiring Baby Boom Generation Will Rely on Immigrant, Hispanic Workforce

The U.S. population is rapidly growing older, which is having a dramatic impact on the U.S. labor force. The far-reaching effects of this demographic transformation continue reading »

Romney Thinks Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Is ‘An Excellent Idea’ (VIDEO)

Romney Thinks Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Is ‘An Excellent Idea’ (VIDEO)

Georgia’s controversial plan to mandate drug testing for all welfare recipients and other beneficiaries of government assistance got a big endorsement on Friday continue reading »

What is an Upscale Latino?

What is an Upscale Latino?

Just what is an upscale Latino? Take a drive through some of the manicured suburban neighborhoods of Downey, Whittier, West Covina or parts of Glendale California to get an idea. Or you can read a new report put together by Packaged continue reading »