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What Americans Can Learn From Gabriel García Márquez About Immigration

What Americans Can Learn From Gabriel García Márquez About Immigration

With Congress stalled on immigration reform and the Obama administration reconsidering its priorities, Americans might be surprised to learn that recently deceased global citizen Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) offers some well-informed insights into immigration issues. continue reading »

Latino Catholic Group ims to Bring Faith to All Life’s Aspects

Latino Catholic Group ims to Bring Faith to All Life’s Aspects

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders’ national conference this August aims to achieve a “spiritual revolution” by helping Latino Catholics bring their faith into all aspects of life through serving their communities. “Faith cannot be something independent or separated from our daily lives. It really has to be the prism through which we see everything,” Diana Richardson-Vela, president of CALL, told CNA. continue reading »

Complaints of Abuse by Border Agents Rarely Lead to Action

Complaints of Abuse by Border Agents Rarely Lead to Action

In a new report, the American Immigration Council shines a light on the lack of accountability and transparency which afflicts the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). continue reading »

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Files Brief in Support of Smaller Serving Sizes for Soda

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Files Brief in Support of Smaller Serving Sizes for Soda

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Leads Diverse “Friends of the Court” in Support of NYC Policy to Reduce Sugary Drink Portion Size “The beverage industry has pursued a strategy of legal obstruction and put profits over the health of its customers,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO continue reading »

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

They’re folding like cheap card tables. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen the demise of NBCLatino.com, an English-language website for Latinos, as well as CNN Latino, Time Warner’s year-long effort to create programming for the U.S. Hispanic market. Now come rumors that Poder, Televisa’s magazine providing “Intelligence for the Business Elite,” may cease publication. continue reading »

Entrepreneurs Reaffirm Need for Immigration Reform

Entrepreneurs Reaffirm Need for Immigration Reform

From Alexander Graham Bell to Google’s Sergey Brin, immigrants have founded some of the most iconic American companies, as the Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler explained. “There’s something inherently entrepreneurial about leaving your home to start a new life in another country,” continue reading »

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

After four decades of rapid growth, the number of Latino immigrants in the U.S. reached a record 18.8 million in 2010, but has since stalled, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Between 1980 and 2000, immigration was the main driver of Latino population growth continue reading »

Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

Immigrants across the country are helping to revitalize declining areas and growing state and local economies, and local officials increasingly recognize the vital roles of these immigrant workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Some states and cities are creating welcoming initiatives to draw immigrants to and help them integrate into their communities. continue reading »

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide continue reading »

Is Obama Really the ‘Deporter-in-Chief?’ Depends on Whom You Ask

For Prerna Lal, how deportation data is parsed and explained is personal. She was once an undocumented immigrant herself, and for her, the deportation statistics represent people’s lives. “There’s political motivations behind the numbers game,” says Lal. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

An immigration-restrictionist group is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for three of California’s most vexing environmental issues: increased car usage, increased population, and water shortage. According to a television ad released by the organization continue reading »

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. continue reading »

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

A violent gang of gunmen who have been terrorizing a community of Brazilian Indians since they returned to their ancestral land has been caught on video. The gang is believed to be employed by the rancher occupying the Guarani Indians’ land, which was seized from them in the 1970s, and cleared for ranching. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local continue reading »

From Buenos Aires to World Stage: Pope Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking

From Buenos Aires to World Stage: Pope Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking

As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future pope dragged the hidden problem of human slavery into broad daylight. He held annual open-air Masses in the city's Constitution Square for and with victims of human trafficking -- many of them children accompanied by their enormous burlap sacks stuffed with recyclable cardboard. continue reading »