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June 2014 Archives

REPORT:  Five Ways Immigrants Help Drive Economy

REPORT:  Five Ways Immigrants Help Drive Economy

The essential economy—which encompasses the food services and hospitality industries, construction, agriculture, elder care, and manufacturing—is fundamental to the U.S. economy and society as a whole. Immigrants’ participation in these sectors creates new jobs for native-born workers, contributes to the growth of construction and agriculture, and provides essential care to the United States’ aging population. continue reading »

NYC First in Nation to Provide Legal Services for Immigrants Facing Deportation

NYC First in Nation to Provide Legal Services for Immigrants Facing Deportation

With $4.9 million dollars of funding from the New York City Council included in the FY 2015 budget for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), New York City will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to provide universal representation to any indigent immigrant detained and facing deportation. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, and Councilmember Daniel Dromm led the charge in making a full-scale NYIFUP a reality. continue reading »

REPORT:  President Obama Urged to Take Stand Against Disciminatory Profiling

REPORT:  President Obama Urged to Take Stand Against Disciminatory Profiling

ColorOfChange.org, the nation's largest online civil rights organization, urges President Obama to take immediate action to close discriminatory profiling loopholes for Federal law enforcement, and urges Congress to pass the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act (ERPA). continue reading »

Dream Action Coalition:  Immigration Reform is Alive, but NOT in Congress

Dream Action Coalition:  Immigration Reform is Alive, but NOT in Congress

The Dream Action Coalition released the following statement on GOP's unwillingness to move on immigration reform: continue reading »

POLL:  Latinos Want Government to Protect Water Supplies

As Senate Republicans try to kill recent steps by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect water supplies, a new poll finds that Illinois Latinos overwhelmingly want the federal government to keep our water safe and clean. continue reading »

News Taco:  Latinos in Federal Sector Waiting for Concerns to be Heard

News Taco:  Latinos in Federal Sector Waiting for Concerns to be Heard

With the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the U.S. Department of Housing of Urban Development (HUD), President Obama has positioned himself as the top president appointing more Hispanics to Cabinet positions. continue reading »

POLL:  39% Of Americans Welcome All Immigrants Willing to Work Hard

POLL:  39% Of Americans Welcome All Immigrants Willing to Work Hard

Americans have mixed feelings about potential immigrants to this country and still tend to prefer those who can best help the economy. They also continue to believe that immigrants from countries with terrorist activity should get closer scrutiny. continue reading »

Latino Decisions: Democrats Missing Opportunities in Top Tier Latino Districts

Latino Decisions: Democrats Missing Opportunities in Top Tier Latino Districts

Recent polling conducted by Latino Decisions continues to find that comprehensive immigration reform is an animating issue for Latino voters and if immigration reform does not happen this year, most Latino voters will hold the Republican Party responsible. Yet, the ability of Latinos and other pro-immigration reform voters to reward or punish members of Congress for their handling of immigration necessitates a competitive electoral environment where marginal shifts in both the composition and preferences of the electorate can make the difference. continue reading »

New Child Trends Hispanic Institute Releases Finds on Latino Parenting Program

New Child Trends Hispanic Institute Releases Finds on Latino Parenting Program

Child Trends announced today the launch of the Child Trends Hispanic Institute with the release of the findings of the first random-assignment evaluation of a Latino parenting program, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. The evaluation study found that the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors program led to the adoption of parenting practices that enhance preschool children’s learning and preparation for school. continue reading »

Pandering to the Base on Immigration Could Inflict Long-term Damage on Texas GOP

Pandering to the Base on Immigration Could Inflict Long-term Damage on Texas GOP

All campaigns have their share of heated rhetoric, but as a proud Texas Republican, I’m worried about the long term repercussions of the tone of some of the campaigns I’m observing in my home state, especially when it comes to the GOP’s ability to attract more Latinos like me to our tent. continue reading »