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Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

Most undocumented immigrants in Arizona either can’t afford private health insurance or don’t qualify for state insurance programs for low-income families. As a result, many seek alternative ways of meeting their health care needs by tapping into an underground market for medications, including birth control pills. continue reading »

Bilingualism’s False Friends by Raul Guerrero

Bilingualism’s False Friends by Raul Guerrero

Now that science has corroborated that bilingualism makes us smarter, and profoundly benefits the brain, as reported by the New York Times, people are brushing up on their Spanish. continue reading »

24% of US Child Have at least One immigrant Parent and More Immigration Facts

24% of US Child Have at least One immigrant Parent and More Immigration Facts

The Migration Policy Institute's online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most up-to-date and frequently sought-after facts and statistics on U.S. immigration, including current and historical population shares, illegal migration flows, continue reading »

Mississippi House Passes HB 56-Style Anti-Immigrant Bill

Mississippi House Passes HB 56-Style Anti-Immigrant Bill

Alabama has just had two more provisions of its anti-immigrant law HB 56 blocked by a federal appeals court, but the state of Mississippi is apparently determined to make a similar mistake of its own. continue reading »

Is Spanish Sexist?

Is Spanish Sexist?

The Royal Academicians of the Spanish Language have warned those feminists to leave the language intact: Spanish is not sexist! continue reading »

Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

As Latinos are projected to make up nearly nine percent of the electorate in November--a 26 percent increase over the 2008 figure, according to NALEO--the buzz around the power of the Latino vote is warranted. continue reading »

Put the Brakes on Hate- Sign Petition Here against Anti-Immigrant Law

Put the Brakes on Hate- Sign Petition Here against Anti-Immigrant Law

Hyundai and Honda have the power to change history when it comes to Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56. Auto manufacturing is one of the most important industries in Alabama; lawmakers would scramble to repeal the law if car companies were to really put their foot down about it. continue reading »

Georgia Passes New Immigration Law Concerning Dreamers

Georgia Passes New Immigration Law Concerning Dreamers

Last Monday, March 6th, the Georgia Senate, passed a new immigration law called the SB458. Represented by the Republican Party, this law addresses the current issues related to the Dream Act and recent state legislature that pertains to undocumented immigrants and their children. continue reading »

Rubio Squanders Opportunity to Lead GOP in Sensible Direction by Opposing DREAM Act

Rubio Squanders Opportunity to Lead GOP in Sensible Direction by Opposing DREAM Act

Yesterday, Miami-area high school valedictorian Daniela Pelaez and her sister, Dayana, came to Washington to meet with U.S. Representatives and Senators from Florida. The sisters, both of whom would benefit from the DREAM Act, recently won an administrative reprieve from deportation for two years. continue reading »

Undocumented California Woman Deported After Protesting Foreclosure On Her Home

Undocumented California Woman Deported After Protesting Foreclosure On Her Home

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials last week deported an undocumented California woman to Mexico following a citizen’s arrest that occurred as she protested a potentially illegal foreclosure on her home. continue reading »

Racy JC Advice: Stop Hiding the Truth (and Your White BF)

Racy JC Advice: Stop Hiding the Truth (and Your White BF)

Sadly, your problem is not unique. No matter the race, color, or creed, parents often look for ways to reject their child’s relationships. Racial and cultural differences historically are have been the easiest reasons to use. continue reading »

Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children-And California’s Future

Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children-And California’s Future

Gabriela Ramos had hardly knocked when four-year-old Fátima Martínez opened the front door of her family's home and ushered in her preschool instructor. continue reading »

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 »