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Obama and Congress continue pointing fingers on immigration reform

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“The blame and responsibility to end this crisis that is ripping apart 1,100 families each day falls on individual House members who can sign the petition and move legislation to the floor. We know the votes exist in the House to pass immigration reform. We expect everyone who’s been saying they support a path to citizenship Read More

By 2030 immigrants will represent about 85% of workforce growth

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The U.S. workforce is undergoing a major demographic shift. Currently, the Baby Boomer Generation– born between 1946 and 1964– makes up about 40% of our workforce. However, over the next 15 years the Baby Boomer generation will be leaving the workforce en masse. Because this generation represented the largest wave of workers entering the workplace Read More

The original “Undocumenteds”

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They crossed the United States-Mexico border in clear and undeniable violation of the existing immigration law. They came although they knew that they were banned from entering the country. Eventually, the government gave into reality and relaxed the rules—letting those present, stay in the country and settle, to become part of its economic development. However, even Read More

The illegal immigration game

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We all know that the topic of illegal immigration is a very serious one to many people, especially in border states like Texas. It touches many people either directly or indirectly. Emotions and debates can become very heated on both sides of the issue. This week, University of Texas student Lorenzo Garcia and his chapter Read More

Latinos’ views of undocumented immigration’s impact improves

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About 75 percent of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are of Latin American origin. How do U.S. Latinos feel about the impact of undocumented immigration on their community?  According to the Pew Research Center, attitudes have become more positive since the issue was last polled in 2010. The nationwide poll of Read More

Defining citizenship in the Dominican Republic

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In a much anticipated ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court on a vote of 5-4 decided that the children of undocumented immigrants born in this country do NOT qualify under the terms of the 14th Amendment as U.S. citizens. Further, the Court majority ruled that they, along with their parents, are eligible for deportation and Read More

In Search of the American Dream

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In Search of the American Dream is the newest Latino film to make it to the big screen. The movie exposes the experience of children who are left behind and torn away from their families when their parents are deported. The story is told through the eyes of a brother’s fight to keep his family Read More

Can Sheriff Joe redeem himself with a check?

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No, these are essentially the sentiments expressed by the leadership of Hispanic Women’s Corporation when they rejected Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request for an exhibit booth.  The annual conference was held on Sept 26, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. They returned his deposit stating the decision was based on a recent court ruling that stated that his Read More

Dear Catholic Church: Stay out of science and politics

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In anticipation of a Congressional House vote, Catholic bishops and priests will preach a coordinated message on Sept 8, 2013 backing immigration policy. I have no intention of focusing on their rationale. Manipulating quotes from the good book(s) are akin to a scientist taking two data points and stating it’s a trend. History is filled with Read More

To be or not to be the Latino Republican

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With rumors of wars surfacing in every social media outlet there today, it is no surprise that we see the majority of the U.S. population cringing at the decisions that the Democratic Party have made, and will make in the coming days. With Syria’s situation reaching dangerous levels, Latinos are now surfacing with new ideals Read More