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April 2011 Archives

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Roughly a year after passage of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant legislation, S.B. 1070, the Florida state legislature is considering two similar bills. These bills pose a severe economic threat to the state. If passed, they will undoubtedly blight the state’s image, hurt businesses, and alienate the state’s legal immigrant population—all without solving the problem of undocumented immigration. continue reading »

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg railed against the current anti-immigrant sentiment on Fox News Sunday this past weekend. continue reading »

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

In a recent argument I had over Facebook, a friend of mine made the futile attempt to post that the current wave of Latino immigration is unprecedented due to what he sees as two, distinct phenomena: drugs and violence. He argued that Latinos are unlike any immigrant group before them, because they bring a significant increase in drug crimes and violence. continue reading »

Racy JC- Why They Love Me in Latin America

Racy JC- Why They Love Me in Latin America

Why they love me in Latin America. I don’t know if it was because I said that Latin lovers live up to their reputation (and then some), but the NY Post story was huge in Latin America. continue reading »

More Than One-Third of Workers Will Put Their Tax Refund into Savings, Finds New Survey

-Fewer Workers Report They Live Paycheck to Paycheck- Workers may be feeling a little more fiscally secure because fewer are living paycheck to paycheck. While more than six-in-ten (61 percent) said they currently live paycheck to paycheck, this is down from 77 percent who said the same in a study conducted between May 18 and June 3, 2010. continue reading »

Caldo Americano

Caldo Americano

When people talk of the ethnic diversity in the United States, they oftentimes refer to the American “melting pot,” the historically-popular image of America as a confluence of different backgrounds into a singular American identity. continue reading »

Driving Illegally

Driving Illegally

We’re still plagued by the perennially controversial debate over whether state governments should issue driver’s licenses to undocumented citizens. And why shouldn’t they? Not allowing undocumented citizens the opportunity to study the rules of the road, practice, take the test, and be issued a driver’s license will hardly prevent them sharing the road with the rest of us. continue reading »

“It’s 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?” A Parents Guide to Social Networking Sites

“It’s 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?” A Parents Guide to Social Networking Sites

Remember that phrase from your own childhood? It's still a valid question, but now, it comes with a twist: "Do you know where your kids are — and who they're chatting with online?" continue reading »

The Annexation of Puerto Rico

The Annexation of Puerto Rico

This week marks the 112th anniversary of the day when the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Spain when into effect, making Puerto Rico a virtual colony of the United States ever since. continue reading »

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 »