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House GOP Holds Another Hearing To Push Mass Deportation Agenda While Revealing Craven Hypocrisy

House GOP Holds Another Hearing To Push Mass Deportation Agenda While Revealing Craven Hypocrisy

Today, the leaders of the House Mass Deportation Caucus, Reps. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), Steve King (R-IA) and Lamer Smith (R-TX), have organized a hearing that they've disingenuously titled “Making Immigration Work for American Minorities.” continue reading »

If Facts Don’t Lie, is Mexico Safer than the U.S.?

If Facts Don’t Lie, is Mexico Safer than the U.S.?

Here comes Easter break again and young people will be young people – high school and college kids will travel to distant places where the drinking age is either less than it is in the U.S. or where authorities don’t care to continue reading »

The Wisconsin Fight: What People of Color Have at Stake

The Wisconsin Fight: What People of Color Have at Stake

Images of Latino, Native American, black, and Asian Wisconsinites are proving elusive in the media coverage of the fight for workers' rights beyond a week-old appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson continue reading »

Racy JC: White Guy Seeking Latinas and Why “The Fever” Not Just for Chicks

Racy JC: White Guy Seeking Latinas and Why “The Fever” Not Just for Chicks

I am reading your book now and it's really great--feels very honest and accurate, and it's funny too. But I am "reading into it" to try to understand things from the guy's perspective. I'm a white guy who wants to date Latinas continue reading »

Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel talks Immigration, Education, Housing and More

Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel talks Immigration, Education, Housing and More

Mayor-Elect Emanuel expressed his commitment to the diverse communities of Chicago in his responses to a mayoral candidate questionnaire, completed at the request of the Illinois Latino Agenda, an alliance of 49 Latino-serving organizations co-convened by the Latino Policy Forum and MALDEF. continue reading »

For Immigrants, a Deadly Trek

For Immigrants, a Deadly Trek

They hike for days through a desert whose topography is lethal. They confront challenges both natural and manmade: If they survive the unforgiving heat and unrelenting cold, they are targets for the mafias that prowl the border continue reading »

Latinos and the Question of Homophobia

Latinos and the Question of Homophobia

One could easily come to this conclusion. In March 2010, Mexican singer, Paquita la del Barrio said she would rather see a child die of hunger in the street than be adopted by a gay couple. continue reading »

Somos Republicans Call For Law to Fight Domestic Terrorism Following AZ Minutemen Conviction

Somos Republicans Call For Law to Fight Domestic Terrorism Following AZ Minutemen Conviction

The conviction this week of Minutemen leader Shawna Forde on capital murder charges is just one small step in bringing closure to the Minutemen murders. continue reading »

Little Ecuadoreans May Hold Secret to a Longer Life

Little Ecuadoreans May Hold Secret to a Longer Life

Certain residents of remote Ecuadorean villages are being studied by biologists who believe a mutation resulting in a type of dwarfism could shed light on human longevity. continue reading »

Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

On February 14, President Obama released his proposal for the fiscal year 2012 federal budget. We had a preview of what the president would prioritize in his State of the Union address when he called for investments in innovation, education, and infrastructure to jump-start our economy. Given the recent and growing attention to deficit reduction and federal spending, we also anticipated that we would see difficult cuts to various programs in the proposed budget. continue reading »