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American Immigration Council Hails Decision Enjoining Enforcement of Arizona’s SB 1070

American Immigration Council Hails Decision Enjoining Enforcement of Arizona’s SB 1070

The American Immigration Council applauds yesterday’s decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding a preliminary injunction against the key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

Poll Results Indicate Uncertainty and Decline in Approval Towards the Democratic Vote

Poll Results Indicate Uncertainty and Decline in Approval Towards the Democratic Vote

Obama still favored, but majority of Latino registered voters undecided about 2012 Election. continue reading »

NHMC Opposes Appeal of Net Neutrality Rules

NHMC Opposes Appeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution designed to repeal the network neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission announced in December. continue reading »

Poll Reveals U.S. Latinos Increasing Concern of the Current Housing/Foreclosure Crisis

Poll Reveals U.S. Latinos Increasing Concern of the Current Housing/Foreclosure Crisis

The poll found that while there is a high degree of optimism about the idea of the American Dream, with a combined 72% of respondents saying they have already reached it or expect to reach it in their lifetime, there were serious fears about whether owning a home is part of that dream. Results further show that Latinos view of homeownership as a sense of security in the U.S. is vastly changing as a result of the housing/foreclosure crisis. continue reading »

The Importance of Unions for Workers of Color

Unions bolster opportunities for all workers in our country. They encourage political participation and offer access to the middle class, as a recent report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund explains. But unions and their benefits are especially important for communities of color, for whom unionization has long been a critical component of their economic mobility. continue reading »

Latin America: Ready for an Aging Revolution?

Latin America: Ready for an Aging Revolution?

Population aging is a global issue that affects a growing number of countries around the world, especially at a time when family support and other traditional safety nets have become far less certain in the aftermath of the global economic crisis. continue reading »

Racy JC Advice - Racism Is Over: Let’s All Move to Mississippi

Racy JC Advice - Racism Is Over: Let’s All Move to Mississippi

A little over a week ago The New York Times wrote an article about the Census Bureau underestimating the total of biracials and the increases in interracial relationships in the deep South continue reading »

Cesar Chavez Knew Change Requires More than Chanting “Yes We Can”

Cesar Chavez Knew Change Requires More than Chanting “Yes We Can”

As Cesar Chavez is honored this week, his legacy offers a powerful reminder that achieving real change is difficult, and involves more than chanting “Yes We Can.” Two years after the 2008 election appeared to usher in a new progressive era, many activists are dispirited. continue reading »

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

The case of Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old US citizen who was separated from her parents and returned to Guatemala, has been generating widespread media attention since it broke a couple of weeks continue reading »

From Tea Party to Tequila Party? Latinos are Getting Restless

From Tea Party to Tequila Party? Latinos are Getting Restless

In the 2012 presidential election, Latinos might be so disgruntled with both parties that they could wind up craving a shot of tequila. continue reading »

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. continue reading »

RACY JC Advice- Brother Likes it Picante

RACY JC Advice- Brother Likes it Picante

Dear Racy JC, I am a black man that has always been somewhat attracted to Latin women, but I think it's more so because of the provocative ways in which they dress. This is not the best way to really see a woman. continue reading »

President Obama’s Santiago Speech: “The Latin America That I See Today”

President Obama’s Santiago Speech: “The Latin America That I See Today”

The President described “the Latin America that I see today -- a region on the move, proud of its progress, and ready to assume a greater role in world affairs.” The speech in Santiago, Chile continue reading »

“Together We Can Advance Our Common Prosperity:” The President Speaks to the People of Brazil

“Together We Can Advance Our Common Prosperity:” The President Speaks to the People of Brazil

President Obama's first stop on his visit to Latin America was in Brazil, the largest country in the region in geography, population, and economic size. He spoke to the people of Brazil from the country's largest city, Rio de Janeiro, and addressed the shared economic goals of Americans and Brazilians: continue reading »

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Responds to Task Force Report on Puerto Rico

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Responds to Task Force Report on Puerto Rico

As the Report of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status makes clear once again, democracy at the national government level and full equality under the American flag is only achievable through statehood continue reading »