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Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

On Monday, November 25, the Center for American Progress released a new report examining the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants in U.S. immigration facilities. A congressional mandate requires Immigration and continue reading »

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

As House leaders delay on passing immigration reform that would help millions of immigrants already in the U.S., Washington, D.C., officials are taking steps to improve the lives of undocumented immigrants who call the city home. Last week the D.C. Council passed a bill, continue reading »

PEW REPORT- Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico

PEW REPORT- Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico

Total Remittances Received in Latin America and Mexico, 2000-2013Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts. McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its continue reading »

Study Reports that the Population of U.S. Latinas will Increase from 16.4 % to 25.7 % by 2050

Study Reports that the Population of U.S. Latinas will Increase from 16.4 % to 25.7 % by 2050

A Center for American Progress (CAP) study reports that the population of U.S. Latinas will increase from 16.4 percent in 2013 to 25.7 percent by 2050. continue reading »

FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

“Fact Track on Aging” is a new monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Even in this period of intense national debate over the National Debt, continue reading »

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic disparities. continue reading »

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Fresh off his sweeping re-election victory and with rumors buzzing about a possible 2016 run for the White House, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wouldn’t call on lawmakers to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in legislation to reform the nation’s immigration system. continue reading »

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

One year after the 2012 elections, in which the Latino vote played a pivotal role in the re-election of President Obama, the Republican Party is still attempting to figure out how to attract Latinos and new immigrant voters to the fold. Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to decide several state elections and the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, and it looks like how a politician talks about immigration will continue reading »

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

The rumors of immigration reforms’ death have been greatly exaggerated over the years. In only the past few months, we’ve seen headlines like “Immigration Reform Heads for a Slow Death,” “Immigration Reform is Probably Dead,” and “RIP: Immigration Reform Bill is Dead.” Everyone wants to be the first to call it, the first to declare it, or the first person to have seen it coming. continue reading »

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz has become the darling of the Tea Party and other extreme right Republicans. He is seen as their potential presidential candidate. He is a superb orator and the big plus – he’s Hispanic. One needs to put a pan below the chin of the right wing members to catch the drool. continue reading »

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a memo stating that the agency would not use personal information submitted through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website to enforce immigration law. Undocumented immigrants are barred from qualifying for the ACA, but many live in “mixed status families” with legal immigrants who may be eligible for enrollment. continue reading »

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

According to the Applied Research Center cited in the report, an estimated 5,100 children are currently living in foster care due their parents’ detention or deportation. continue reading »

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student ‘Needs a Great Education’

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student ‘Needs a Great Education’

Latinos make up 52 percent of California’s student population of 6.2 million. Of the state’s 1.4 million English Learners, 85 percent speak Spanish as a primary language. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

A Pew Research Center report released last week found that second generation immigrants have “striking similarities” to their native-born, non-Hispanic white counterparts when it comes to committing crime. In fact, when it comes to crime rates, second-generation offenders are merely “catching up” to the native-born population. continue reading »