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April 2013 Archives

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

In a stark change from the harmful measures that swept across states in previous years, 2013 has started out as a good year for immigration reform at the state level. Lawmakers continue to push for pro-immigrant policies to help immigrants already living in the U.S., while the Georgia legislature’s passage of an anti-immigrant bill stands out as an outlier instead of the norm. continue reading »

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

In the Senate, the bipartisan “Gang of 8” - group of Senators leading immigration legislation - has negotiated a delicate compromise that is a first step to meet our country’s economic, family, and security needs. The Senate Judiciary committee has also held more than 6 days of extensive hearings and heard testimony from over 40 witnesses. continue reading »

A “Keeping Families Together” Story- But I Never Lost Hope.. ( VIDEO)

A “Keeping Families Together” Story- But I Never Lost Hope.. ( VIDEO)

I am from Ecuador and I came to this country 15 years ago. When I was a kid I was a victim of domestic violence at home and then when I was 16 I had encountered another domestic violence experience. I came to this country was to escape that life. continue reading »

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

The morning after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks to gun shows and online sales, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough raged against the lawmakers who blocked the bill. Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman, predicted both his party as well as the “Democrats who cowered in the corner” would “pay a heavy price” in the 2014 midterm elections. continue reading »

2 Page Summary of 844 page Bill from Sen. Rubio Office - Immigraiton Reform Bill Summary

2 Page Summary of 844 page Bill from Sen. Rubio Office - Immigraiton Reform Bill Summary

Fact Checking Immigration Reform Bill of 844 pages - Summary from Sen. Rubio Office. continue reading »

Read The Senate Immigration Bill Outline Here

Read The Senate Immigration Bill Outline Here

Millions of illegal immigrants would be put on a pathway to legal status and eventually have the chance to apply for citizenship in exchange for paying fines and taxes, under the terms of the immigration overhaul unveiled this week. According to an outline of the bill released, the massive legalization program would be twinned with a multibillion-dollar effort to boost border security. continue reading »

Poll of Undocumented Immigrants Reveals Strong Family and Social Connections in America

Poll of Undocumented Immigrants Reveals Strong Family and Social Connections in America

A new poll of Latino undocumented immigrants finds they have deep roots in America, with strong family and social connections to U.S. citizens, painting a portrait of a community that is very integrated into the American fabric, and hopeful of a chance to gain legal status and ultimately citizenship. continue reading »

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

As a growing number of Americans cite obesity as the most urgent health problem facing the country, the food industry is looking for a way to profit. Despite playing a critical role in enabling America’s obesity epidemic, fast food chains have recently announced attempts to make their product seem healthier continue reading »

Young Hispanics’ Changing Attitudes About Money

Young Hispanics’ Changing Attitudes About Money

As April 15th approaches, everyone who has earned money this year is making sure they’ve given Uncle Sam his due. As a result, it’s that time of year for reflecting on matters of money — a particular concern for young adults, who have come-of-age during a recession and have been disproportionately affected by it. continue reading »

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of  U.S. Health Care

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of U.S. Health Care

On Thursday morning, Walgreens became the first-ever chain retailer to announce that it would become a direct provider of primary care services, moving beyond the pharmacy’s current practice of administering vaccinations to diagnosing and treating Americans with asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol continue reading »

Small Business Owners Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Small Business Owners Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Small business owners throughout the United States have a pulse on the goings on within their local communities. They recognize that immigrant workers and their families are also consumers, which helps to create additional jobs and bolster local economies. Within that context, two new polls highlight small business owners’ perspectives of immigration and its positive effects on the ground in communities. Overwhelmingly, the surveys show small business owners, regardless of political affiliation, support comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »