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March 2013 Archives

Poll: Latino Voters Personal Connections to Immigration Reform

Poll: Latino Voters Personal Connections to Immigration Reform

Latino Decisions released new polling data today highlighting why immigration reform has become the number one political issue for Latino voters, and the answer is close personal connections between Latino voters and Latino undocumented immigrants. The poll finds that 58% of Latino registered voters now cite immigration reform as the top priority for the Congress and President, up from 35% in November 2012. continue reading »

Perpetuating Latino Slurs for Profit: Clear Channel’s KFI AM Clinches Onto the Term “Illegal”

Perpetuating Latino Slurs for Profit: Clear Channel’s KFI AM Clinches Onto the Term “Illegal”

The nation’s focus on immigration has created a widespread discussion as to whether terms such as “illegal(s),” “illegal immigrants,” “illegal aliens,” etc., should continue to dominate the immigration debate. For progressive leaders and groups, including NHMC, this is a no brainer. Using words such as “illegal” continues to polarize the immigration debate—using charged terminology clouds the issue instead of fostering a substantive discussion. continue reading »

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by guns in America have led many to conclude that enough is enough; something must to be done to curb the senseless loss of lives gun violence. That something needs to be done is without controversy as Americans across the ideological divide desire safer communities continue reading »

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

While the recent debate over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act may have reminded the nation that there are “women’s issues” in immigration law, it doesn’t necessarily follow that most people regard immigration reform as a woman’s issue. continue reading »

Pew Study: Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

Pew Study: Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes higher, rates than do other groups of Americans, according to a new analysis of three Pew Research Center surveys. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

The power of immigration reform WITH a path to citizenship is on full display this week, continuing to hammer down Jeb Bush days after his book revealed that he no longer believed a path was necessary. Instead of using his position to bring Republicans continue reading »

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

Skilled Immigrants Filling U.S. Health Care Needs

Skilled Immigrants Filling U.S. Health Care Needs

As the debate around immigration reform continues one of the cornerstones of ongoing discussions is what kinds of skilled immigrants the U.S. needs. There is no doubt that high-skilled immigrants play an important role in America’s innovation economy, and particularly in those industries agglomerated in the Silicon Valleys and Research Triangles of the United States. continue reading »

What is Sequestration?

What is Sequestration?

Sequestration, sometimes called the sequester, is a process that automatically cuts the federal budget across most departments and agencies. Congress included the threat of sequestration in the report continue reading »