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November 2013 Archives

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fast For Families on the national mall on Friday, a group of faith, civil rights leaders, and immigrants gathered to pressure the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform. continue reading »

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

This time last year, I was giving thanks for the possibility of a new start for the immigration debate. The 2012 presidential election was fresh in everyone’s minds, and various Republican leaders, nursing their wounds from the thrashing they’d received among Latino voter continue reading »

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

On Monday, November 25, the Center for American Progress released a new report examining the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants in U.S. immigration facilities. A congressional mandate requires Immigration and continue reading »

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

As House leaders delay on passing immigration reform that would help millions of immigrants already in the U.S., Washington, D.C., officials are taking steps to improve the lives of undocumented immigrants who call the city home. Last week the D.C. Council passed a bill, continue reading »

PEW REPORT- Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico

PEW REPORT- Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico

Total Remittances Received in Latin America and Mexico, 2000-2013Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts. McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its continue reading »

Study Reports that the Population of U.S. Latinas will Increase from 16.4 % to 25.7 % by 2050

Study Reports that the Population of U.S. Latinas will Increase from 16.4 % to 25.7 % by 2050

A Center for American Progress (CAP) study reports that the population of U.S. Latinas will increase from 16.4 percent in 2013 to 25.7 percent by 2050. continue reading »

FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

“Fact Track on Aging” is a new monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Even in this period of intense national debate over the National Debt, continue reading »

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic disparities. continue reading »

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Fresh off his sweeping re-election victory and with rumors buzzing about a possible 2016 run for the White House, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wouldn’t call on lawmakers to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in legislation to reform the nation’s immigration system. continue reading »

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

One year after the 2012 elections, in which the Latino vote played a pivotal role in the re-election of President Obama, the Republican Party is still attempting to figure out how to attract Latinos and new immigrant voters to the fold. Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to decide several state elections and the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, and it looks like how a politician talks about immigration will continue reading »