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COHA: Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Brazil…

Fortuño’s Plan for English Proficiency in Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and his supporters have initiated plans to install an English-Spanish bilingual education system inPuerto Rico. Opponents question his political motives, as he is a statehood advocate and Republican Party member. Fortuño’s efforts raise questions regarding the utility of English education on the island and […]

Peruvian Archbishop Decries Environmental Effects of Smelting Operation

A U.S.-owned smelter has contaminated the air, soil and water of the town ofLa Oroya,Peru, something that deserves oversight and corrective measures from Congress, according to a Peruvian  archbishop in testimony to the House Subcommittee onAfrica, Global Health and Human Rights, July 19. Congress “can play a vital and hope-giving role, in solidarity with the […]

Deportation Priorities Add Up to Smart Law Enforcement

Last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. Napolitano defended the administration’s immigration initiatives to focus enforcement resources, including suspending deportation for certain immigrant youth. Present in the audience were DREAMers who will benefit from this policy. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of […]

LA Times Exposes Connections Between Romney’s Bain Capital and Salvadoran Right-wing Wealth

Statement by MD State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, First Salvadoran-American Elected to Public Office in theU.S. “The newly released LA Times investigation exposing potential ties between a very wealthy Salvadoran group with family ties to the right-wing death squads  and the seed money that Mitt Romney used to start Bain capital is deeply troubling. Having […]

This week in immmigration

California DREAMers Exhibit High Levels of Civic Participation, Yet Face Significant Hardships There are roughly 5 million undocumented children and young adults currently living in the U.S. today, 24% (or 1.1 million) of whom live in California. As in other states, California’s undocumented youth face a unique and challenging paradox. On one hand, they work […]

UWD Seeks to Educate 500,000 DREAMers about the New Relief Policy

In a telephonic press conference last week, leaders of the United We Dream Network (UWD), the largest network of immigrant-youth led organizations in the country, explained the next steps in their massive campaign to educate their communities about the process, the guidelines and documents needed to apply for “deferred action.” Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We […]

When Immigration Enforcement Equals Inhumane Enforcement

Everyone knows our nation’s immigration policies need to be fixed.  But behind these failed policies are real human beings: those who make decisions about how to enforce the law, and those whose lives are affected by their decisions.  Two disturbing stories from this week show how bad decisions at the hands of the bureaucracy can […]

Blacks and Latinos Support Financial Reform

By Aracely Panameño The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turned one year yesterday!  On the occasion of its birthday, AARP, Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Responsible Lending, and the National Council of La Raza jointly commissioned a national survey to find out likely voters’ attitudes towards financial reform and the new agency.  The survey […]

Improvements to the Visa System Move Forward in Senate

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowaon Wednesday removed his “hold” on legislation that would adjust the distribution of employment and family-based immigrant visas. The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” H.R. 3012, passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support last November, but Sen. Grassley’s hold kept the bill from moving forward in the Senate. The legislation […]

The Non-Existent Problem of Non-Citizen “Voter Fraud”

Without much evidence to support their claim, legislators across the country have introduced a string of restrictive voter ID laws with the intention of curbing “voter fraud.” The only problem is that there is no problem. Election experts agree that modern-day voter fraud is a very rare occurrence in the U.S., leaving many to speculate […]

DREAMers’ Hopes on Display in New Online Feature

    While much of the reaction to President Obama’s June DREAMer protection announcement has focused on political implications and related public opinion, a new story and online feature in The Guardian (UK) focuses coverage on the most important aspect of the President’s announcement: the personal stories, aspirations, testimonials, and, yes, dreams of many young people directly […]