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Hispanics Fast Food Preferences Don’t Include Wendy’s

Hispanics Fast Food Preferences Don’t Include Wendy’s

Placed has just released a study showing that fast food restaurants account for 6 of the top 10 most visited destinations in the U.S. “Americans have more options than ever when dining out, fueling a growing battle for a limited set of dollars," continue reading »

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) study released this week found that 85,000 immigrants were prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry in 2013. The three main reasons that HRW found for illegal entry or re-entry were “to seek work, to reunite with family… continue reading »

Top Conservative Publication Defends Linking Hispanics To Low IQ

Top Conservative Publication Defends Linking Hispanics To Low IQ

Last week, a coauthor of the Heritage Foundation’s shoddy immigration report, Jason Richwine, resigned after it emerged that his PhD dissertation argued that Latinos and blacks were genetically intellectual inferior to white people. continue reading »

Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment

A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 75% of US Residents Believe Immigration System Needs Fixing

PEW STUDY: 75% of US Residents Believe Immigration System Needs Fixing

Three-quarters of U.S. residents believe that the immigration system needs major changes, including a path toward legalizing the status of the undocumented population, according to a national survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Of the more than 1,500 people surveyed by Pew early this month, 35 percent said the immigration system should be "completely rebuilt." continue reading »

New Study: Nearly Half of Latinos Less Likely to Report Crime Due to Immigration Fears

New Study: Nearly Half of Latinos Less Likely to Report Crime Due to Immigration Fears

Federal legislation to improve the nation’s immigration system is taking a step forward this week, when the Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill goes into markup, but advocates today are reminding President Obama of the high cost of strict immigration enforcement and what he can do to alleviate the problem. continue reading »

Voter Suppression Group Fear Mongers Over Immigration Reform: It Will Allow ‘Millions’ To Vote

Voter Suppression Group Fear Mongers Over Immigration Reform: It Will Allow ‘Millions’ To Vote

Following other far-right attacks on comprehensive immigration reform, True the Vote, a Tea Party group purporting to combat voter fraud, is now rallying against the Senate’s immigration bill. In a fundraising email to supporters, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht warned that the bill presents a “golden opportunity” to allow “millions of newly legalized immigrants” to “undermine our electoral system.” continue reading »

Terrified Nativists Unleash Everything They’ve Got Against Senate Immigration Bill

Terrified Nativists Unleash Everything They’ve Got Against Senate Immigration Bill

Nativists are terrified by the Senate immigration bill. Legal status for most unauthorized immigrants; a pathway to citizenship for those who are legalized; more flexible limits on future immigration—all of these are anathema to the nativist vision of what the United States should become. continue reading »

How New Immigration Bill Could Have Caught Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Boston Bombing

How New Immigration Bill Could Have Caught Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Boston Bombing

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced they had arrested three suspects for allegedly helping the Boston Marathon bombers in the aftermath of the attacks. Two of the suspects are Kazakh nationals Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, who had already been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the days following the bombing for overstaying their student visas. continue reading »

HS News Presents TODAY IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

HS News Presents TODAY IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more. From Columbus to Chavez, the History of Latin America is continue reading »