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Make voting a priority

The Latino vote is important and hard to convince. According to Fox News only 11 million Latinos voted in the 2012 elections. Sounds like a decent number. Not when compared to the 28.8 million Latinos that will be eligible to vote by November. With the new immigration battle it’s expected that more Latinos will vote Read More

Border crisis about character, not politics

Emma Lazarus writes “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” in her famed sonnet New Colossus, or more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty poem. Lazarus, the daughter of Portuguese Jews, would be rolling over in her grave if she could see the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. Read More

From picking crops to running the farm

When it comes to farming it’s almost impossible for the word “immigrant” not to come to mind. In the United States, Latino immigrants seem to be the popular choice of migrant worker. Most take this an opportune situation to take advantage of those in a dire situation. Sadly, these farms don’t exactly encourage legal migration. Read More

Equal protection under the law (except Latinos)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Custom & Border Patrol (CBP) can deport what they call “recent border crossers” that bypass deportation hearings before a judge. What they fail to mention is that ‘recent’ can mean up to three years living in the U.S. and ‘border’ can mean 100 miles from any land or sea Read More

Smoking and immigrants

It’s not much of a surprise when smoking and immigration are being connected. Smoking, especially in the Latino and Asian communities has risen. Many researchers have found that immigration is the connection. “We know that after migrants come to the [United States], their health behavior and health status changes the longer they live in the Read More

Immigration Dreamers

The immigration laws in Arizona seem to be a constant topic in the world of politics. One of the newest issues, of the immigration laws that face Arizona, would be issuing driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants. In recent news, the ruling is that the state of Arizona cannot deny a driver’s license to young immigrants Read More

Food stamps tienen importancia?

Immigrants are not alone facing the food stamp issue, residents of New York who were once immigrants a while back ago understand that at any moment food stamp benefits can be taken away. Another struggle holding people back from the benefits are “many are reluctant to take advantage of food stamps because of stigma, language Read More

Michelle Obama calls Latinos to action on education

In an impassioned speech at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Michelle Obama affirmed what many studies have consistently shown over the years; ambitions are not translating into degrees. Her speech, was a startling call to action for Latinos to nurture the thirst for knowledge in Latino students. While Latinos Read More

Jerry Brown and Latinos

Jerry Brown , the current governor of California, has opened doors that some may deem impossible for immigrants who reside in the state . He has allowed immigrants to obtain drivers licenses, apply for scholarships, and has given them the right to study law. Jerry Brown has accepted that the Latino population will continue to Read More

Should DREAMers be stripped of protections

As immigration reform continues to gain momentum in the political landscape, legislators and congressmen, both in favor or against reform, are seeking alternatives to the undocumented immigrant influx in the United States. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is especially against the protections offered by President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Read More