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August 2013 Archives

Hispanically Speaking News Recognized as a 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee

Hispanically Speaking News Recognized as a 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee

We are very proud to be amongst the 2013 Nominees for the Chicago Innovation Award! The Goal of the organization is to make Chicago a recognized hub of innovation by igniting a new narrative for our region, strengthening its economic future and building the spirit of innovation continue reading »

PEW REPORT: Mapping the Latino Population, By State, County and City

PEW REPORT: Mapping the Latino Population, By State, County and City

The nation's Hispanic population, while still anchored in its traditional settlement areas, continues to disperse across the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. continue reading »

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, continue reading »

Is the War on Drugs a Just War?

Is the War on Drugs a Just War?

The war on drugs isn’t working. In fact, it is making the problem even worse. In May President Barack Obama signaled the beginning of the end of the war on terror, at least in a predominantly militarized form, during an address that attempted to balance encroachments on civil and human rights created by the nation’s anti-terror crusade against the legitimate, continue reading »

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The RNC on Immigration Reform

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The RNC on Immigration Reform

The Republican National Committee took two steps forward last week when they passed a resolution calling on Congress to get immigration reform done by year’s end, but took one step back by suggesting Congress offer legal status, but no path to citizenship for the currently undocumented population continue reading »

Tea Partier Explains Why Some Republicans Get Immigration All Wrong (VIDEO)

Tea Partier Explains Why Some Republicans Get Immigration All Wrong (VIDEO)

Charles Matejic, a long-time Tea Partier, is fed up. Yes, he thinks taxes are too high in the United States and we need to slash the federal budget. But what’s irking him at the moment is how Republicans are abandoning their principles when it comes to immigration reform. continue reading »

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

The US is not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year. continue reading »

11-year-old Josie Molina Bravely Stood Up at a Republican Town Hall Meeting to Ask About her Dad

11-year-old Josie Molina Bravely Stood Up at a Republican Town Hall Meeting to Ask About her Dad

11-year-old Josie Molina bravely stood up at a Republican town hall meeting to ask her Congressman to prevent her father's deportation. You won't believe his response. continue reading »

One Year Out Of The Shadows: How Legal Status Changed The Lives Of Seven Immigrants

One Year Out Of The Shadows: How Legal Status Changed The Lives Of Seven Immigrants

August 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a presidential initiative that grants temporary legal presence to non-criminal undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as youths by their parents continue reading »

Fear Mongering via Mexican Asylum Cases

Fear Mongering via Mexican Asylum Cases

Here’s how an immigration rumor gets started. Take one local Fox news station, mix in a bunch of undisclosed sources complaining about asylum seekers at the Otay border crossing, add in some inflammatory comments from continue reading »

Rep. Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Are A ‘Violent Civilization,’ Will Bring More Violence

Rep. Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Are A ‘Violent Civilization,’ Will Bring More Violence

During a sparsely attended, Tea Party-sponsored, “Stop Amnesty” rally against immigration reform on Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) launched into a vicious tirade against individuals from Latin America, claiming that the population gets more violent as one moves further south in Latin America. continue reading »

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Washington Post Senior Correspondent Kevin Sullivan looks at deported veterans, a group that has almost no attention in the Washington debate over immigration reform. They are part of a little-known cadre of warriors who served in the U.S. military as green-card holders — permanent legal residents continue reading »

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is  ‘Compassionate”

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. continue reading »

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

For most people who follow the immigration debate, it is an issue which at its core is about values like fairness, faith, and family. Those who support immigrants’ rights and want to see our immigration system reformed follow the ins and outs of the debate via nightly news, daily media clips, or blogs like this one. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »