Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 17, 2014 - 2:49pm.
The Arizona state legislature redefined the way the country debates immigration when it passed Senate Bill 1070. In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration in a state with an population of roughly 460,000 undocumented immigrants at the time, the 2010 law required police officers to check the immigration status of people they stopped, among other provisions.
The law turned the state into ground zero for the immigration debate.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 16, 2014 - 3:53pm.
Alcohol consumption is directly responsible for nearly 80,000 deaths every year in North and Latin America, with most deaths being caused by liver disease, according to a new study.
And that doesn't even include the number of deaths that are somehow linked, but not directly caused, by alcohol consumption, such as falls, suicides, violence, heart disease and stroke, noted study researchers Dr. Vilma Gawryszewski and Dr.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 16, 2014 - 3:47pm.
Mexican immigrants are returning home in significant numbers but it’s not mainly due to the tepid U.S. economy, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Returning migrants said family and nostalgia drew them back to Mexico, trumping joblessness, health and other concerns.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 16, 2014 - 3:45pm.
San Francisco Gate:
California is growing older and more diverse.
The Latino population is projected to surpass that of whites in California in March to become the single largest "race or ethnic group," according to a report on shifting demographics in Gov. Jerry Brown's 2014-15 budget proposal. Also, the number of residents 65 and older will jump by 20.7 percent over the next five years, the report said.
State demographers expected Latinos to surpass the non-Hispanic white population seven months earlier, but Latino birth rates were lower than anticipated.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 8:05pm.
The president will announce the nomination formally at a public event in Washington, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the event had not taken place.
(Charles Dharapak/AP) - Maria Contreras-Sweet founded the ProAmérica Bank, a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, in 2006.
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Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 2:35pm.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of teachers in Puerto Rico gathered on Tuesday with tambourines, cowbells and bullhorns outside public schools across the island as they launched a two-day strike to protest changes made to their pension plan amid an economic crisis in the U.S. territory.
The strike coincided with the first day of classes after winter break, forcing dozens of schools to close. Legislators of the main opposition party supported the strike and some principals and parents joined in, demanding that changes to the teachers' retirement system be revoked.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 2:33pm.
California is considering whether to extend Obamacare to one of the country's largest uncovered groups.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat, is proposing legislation that would offer inexpensive health insurance to undocumented immigrants through a state version of the Affordable Care Act, the local press report.
“Immigration status shouldn't bar individuals from health coverage, especially since their taxes contribute to the growth of our economy,” Lara said last week in a press release, according to Fox News Latino.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on November 24, 2014 - 9:22pm.
-- by Sahil Kapur, TPM:
A new poll
commissioned by the pro-immigration group Presente finds that Hispanic
registered voters broadly support President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and oppose potential Republican moves to stop him.
Seventy-four percent oppose a potential lawsuit against Obama; 23
percent support it. Eighty percent oppose defunding the new actions; 18
percent support it, according to the poll conducted by Latino Decisions.
All told, the survey found that 89 percent of Latinos support Obama's
actions when described to them by the pollster, while 10 percent oppose
them. Hispanics blamed Republicans over Obama and Democrats for the
failure of immigration reform by a 64-24 percent margin.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on November 20, 2014 - 9:08pm.
-- by Micheal D. Shear, The New York Times:
Republicans on Thursday vowed a swift and forceful response to the executive action on immigration that President Obama
is to announce in a prime-time address, accusing the president of
exceeding the power of his office and promising a legislative fight when
they take full control of Congress next year.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on November 20, 2014 - 3:17pm.
-- by Catherine Thompson, TPM:
Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama wants to use executive action to temporarily shield "illiterate" immigrants from deportation in order to bolster the Democratic base.